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Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame

 

 

The Original Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame

 

 

Created by the Helms Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles in 1942, the original Hall of Fame was founded to honor those players, managers or executives who contributed most to the ideals of the League. The Helms Foundation was established by founder Paul H. Helms, a Los Angeles sportsman and philanthropist and was more nationally known for naming the annual NCAA football national champion team. Following Helms' death in 1957, the United Savings and Loan Association became its benefactor. A subsequent merger with Citizen Savings was completed in 1973 and in 1982, First Interstate Bank (now Wells Fargo) assumed sponsorship for its final rankings.

The original 'greats' named to the Hall included Jigger Statz, Frank Shellenback, Doc Crandall, John Bassler, and Earl Sheely. A Hall of Fame room was established at venerable Wrigley Field on June 27, 1943. With the 1958 arrival of Major League Baseball in the PCL's two largest markets, the Hall was largely forgotten. As part of the 2003 Centennial Celebration, the PCL Hall of Fame was revived and twenty new inductees were added, made up expressly from the League's history prior to 1957. As selected by the PCL's Hall of Fame Committee, over the next several years, the absent years will be made up for, eventually recognizing those most worthy of this distinction, pre- and post-1957.

**Inducted in 2016 

Lou Almada    
OF

Sandy Alomar Jr.
C

Buzz Arlett
P, OF

Earl Averill
OF

Dave Barbee
OF

Kewpie Dick Barrett
P

Eddie Basinski
IF

Johnny Bassler
C

Spider Baum
P

Carlos Bernier
OF

Steve Bilko
1B

Ike Boone
OF

Bobby Bragan
C, MGR

Frank Brazill
3B

Joe Brovia
OF

Cece Carlucci
Umpire

Del Crandall
MGR

Doc Crandall
P

Frank Crosetti
SS

Bill Cutler
Executive

**Willie Davis
OF

Wheezer Dell
P

Frank Demaree
OF

Pop Dillon
IF

Dom DiMaggio    
OF

Joe DiMaggio
OF

Truck Eagan
OF

Ox Eckhardt
OF

Brick Eldred
OF

Bert Ellison
IF

Dave Elmore
Owner

J. Cal Ewing
Executive

John Frederick
OF, 1B

Tony Freitas
P

Ray French
IF

Sam Gibson
P

Charlie Graham    
Executive, MGR

Dolly Gray
P

Vean Gregg
P

Dick Gyselman
3B

Fred Haney
3B

Truck Hannah
C

Cack Henley
P

Roy Hitt
P

Happy Hogan
C

Brooks Holder
OF

Wally Hood
OF

Fuzzy Hufft
OF

Elmer Jacobs
P

Larry Jansen
P

Smead Jolley
OF

**Bob Joyce
P

Frank Kelleher
OF

Red Killefer
OF, MGR

Harry Krause
P

Bill "Hardrock" Lane
Executive

Tom Lasorda
MGR

Jack Lelivelt
MGR

Duffy Lewis
OF

Gene Lilliard
3B, P, SS

Ad Liska
P

Dario Lodigiani
IF

Ernie Lombardi
C

Hugh Luby
IF

Mike Marshall
OF

Edgar Martinez    
3B, DH

Joe Marty
OF

Gene Mauch
2B

Walt McCredie
OF

George Metkovich
OF

Kid Mohler
IF

John Monroe
IF

Johnny Moore
OF

Eddie Mulligan
3B

Ted Norbert
OF

Lou Novikoff
OF

Lefty O'Doul
P, OF, MGR

Gaylord Perry
P

Herman Pillette
P

Ray Prim
P

Billy Raimondi
C

Earl Rapp
OF

Jimmie Reese
IF

Clarence "Pants" Rowland
Executive

Buddy Ryan
OF

**Tim Salmon
OF

Jack Salveson
P

Bill Schuster
SS

Earl Sheely
1B

Frank Shellenback
P

Emil Sick
Owner

Elmer Smith
OF

Jigger Statz
OF

Casey Stengel
MGR

Paul Strand
OF

Lee Susman
Sports Cartoonist

Bill Sweeney
1B

Fay Thomas
P

Hal Turpin
P

Frenchy Uhalt
OF

Ossie Vitt
3B

Paul "Big Poison" Waner
OF

Bill Weiss
Executive

Max West
OF

Harry Williams
Executive, Sportswriter

Artie Wilson
IF