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Hall of Fame - 2002

Hall of Fame - Class of 2002


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Larry Bowa

Larry Bowa

Played for Spartanburg of the Western Carolinas League in 1966, which still holds the Western Carolinas/South Atlantic League records for Highest Won-Lost Percentage for a Championship Team (.722) and Most Consecutive Wins in a Season (25). Finished 5th in Batting for Spartanburg in his 1st Pro Season. Set Western Carolinas League Record for Fielding Percentage by a Shortstop (.972) and Consecutive Errorless Games Streak for a Shortstop (26). Played 20 years professionally, including 16 in the Major Leagues with the Phillies (1970-81), Cubs (1982-85) and Mets (1985). Starting Shortstop on the 1980 World Champions Philadelphia Phillies, hitting .375 in the World Series and starting a World Series Record 7 Double Plays. Managed two Major League Clubs, the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies. Named 2001 National League Manager of the year after guiding the Philadelphia Phillies to their first winning season since 1993.

Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

Began his baseball career as the General Manager of the Burlington, North Carolina baseball club of the Carolina League in 1955. Served as General Manager of the Boise, Idaho baseball club from 1956-1958. General Manager of the Jacksonville, Florida baseball club of the South Atlantic League in 1959. General Manager of the Louisville, Kentucky baseball club from 1960-1962. General Manager of the Greenville, South Carolina baseball club in the Western Carolinas League in 1963. Served as the Assistant to the President of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues from 1964-1972. Vice President/General Manager of the Texas Rangers from 1973-1978. President/CEO of the Seattle Mariners from 1979-1984. Vice President of Baseball Administration for the Cleveland Indians from 1985-1988. Vice President of Baseball Operations for the California Angels from 1989-1993. Worked in Baseball Operations in the Arizona Fall League from 1994-1996. Served as Executive Director of USA Baseball from 1997-2000.

Joe West

Joe West

Umpired in the Western Carolinas League in 1974. Also umpired in the Florida Instructional League (1974-76), Carolina League (1975-76), Southern League (1976), American Association (1976-77) and the Puerto Rican League (1977). Joined the Major League Baseball Umpire Staff in 1978. Has worked the Major League Baseball All-Star Game (1987), Division Series (1995), League Championship Series (1981, 86, 88, 93, 96) and the World Series (1993, 97). Former Quarterback at Elon College, a MVP in his senior year and inducted into the Elon College Sports Hall of Fame. A singer/songwriter who has performed with Merle Haggard, Bobby Mackey, Bonnie Owens, Mickey Gilley, Box Car Willie, T.G. Sheppard and Charlie McCoy and the Hee Haw Band at the Grand Ole Opry.

Winston Blenckstone

Winston Blenckstone

Purchased the Florence Blue Jays of the South Atlantic League in 1986. Operated the Myrtle Beach Blue Jays of the South Atlantic League Executive Committee. Served as South Atlantic League Representative to the Board of Trustees of Minor League Baseball where he also was a member of the Government Relations Committee.South Atlantic League from 1987 - 1992. Won South Atlantic League Championships as part of the Myrtle Beach Blue Jays in 1987 and 1992. Moved the franchise to Hagerstown, Maryland where the club still plays. Served as Vice President of the South Atlantic League.

Bill Blackwell

Bill Blackwell

Began baseball career as radio voice for the Springfield Redbirds in 1978. Vice President/General Manager of the Shelby Mets of the South Atlantic League in 1982. Vice President/General Manager of the Columbia Mets of the South Atlantic League from 1982 - 1987. Won South Atlantic League Executive of the Year Award 3 times in 1983, 1984 and 1986. Vice President/General Manager of the Jackson Generals of the Texas League from 1987 - 1999. Won his fourth Executive of the Year Award when honored as the 1992 Texas League Executive of the Year. President/General Manager of the Greensboro Bats of the South Atlantic League from 2000 - 2002. Now the Vice President/General Manager of the Charlotte Knights.


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