Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

Auburn Baseball Wall of Fame

AUBURN BASEBALL WALL OF FAME
PLAYER CATEGORY
Mel Stottlemyre, Inducted 2006

1962 Auburn Yankees
7 games, 4-3, 3.72 ERA, 47 SO, 50 IP

Signed as an amateur free-agent with the Yankees in 1961. Played 11 seasons with the Yankees, winning 20 games three separate years. Ranks 6th on Yankees all-time wins list with 164. Made the American League All-Star team five times. Led the American League in complete games twice. Went on to a become pitching coach for the New York Mets and Yankees.

Tug McGraw, Inducted 2007

1964 Auburn Mets
3 games, 1-2, 1.89 ERA, 14 SO, 19 IP

Signed as an amateur free-agent by the Mets in 1964. Played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Mets and Phillies. Won a World Championship with the 1969 New York Mets and 1980 Philadelphia Phillies. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, he began the Tug McGraw Foundation which is thriving today. For information on how to help click here

Jerry Koosman, Inducted 2008

1966 Auburn Mets
24 games, 12-7, 1.38 ERA, 174 SO, 170 IP

Signed as an amateur free-agent by the Mets in 1964. Played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Mets, Twins, White Sox and Phillies. Won a World Championship with the 1969 New York Mets. He was a two time All Star and 20 game winner and teamed with Tom Seaver to make up a deadly lefty-righty starting duo for many years.

Ed Kranepool, Inducted 2009

1962 Auburn Mets
20 games, .351, 1 HR, 18 RBI

Signed by the Mets in 1962, Kranepool accomplished the rare feat of playing in the Major Leagues in his first season. Kranepool played for Knoxville, Auburn and Syracuse before joining the Mets. He would go on to play 18 seasons in New York and remains a fan favorite to this day. He played in the 1969 and 1973 World Series. He is also the first Wall of Fame inductee in the player category to attend his induction which he did in August of 2009.

CONTRIBUTOR CATEGORY
Leo Pinckney, Inducted 2006

Longtime reporter, columnist, and editor of the Citizen newspaper who ensured that the team always received outstanding coverage. Part of a small group that led the effort to bring professional baseball to Auburn in 1958. Held various leadership positions for Auburn Community Baseball, including president. Also served as president of the New York- Penn League from 1984 to 1993; one of the league's divisions was named in his honor in 1993. Named Minor League Baseball's "King of Baseball" at the 1998 Winter Meetings. The field at Falcon Park was named in his honor in 2004.

Vince Klein, Inducted 2007

One of the leaders of the early fundraising drives for the team. His personal support of the team is one of the reasons it still exists today. Original member of the board of directors in 1958. Served as treasurer for over 30 years, also held titles of president and vice president during his time with Auburn Community Baseball. Served on numerous boards for charitable organizations. 

Dr. Thomas Stapleton, Inducted 2007

Was crititical to bringing baseball to Auburn by spearheading the door to door fundraising drive. Served as vice president of the New York Penn League for 20 years and as acting president in the 1970's. Hosted countless baseball dignitaries in his home over the years as an Auburn baseball ambassador.

Bill Graney, Inducted 2007

Served as General Manager of the Auburn ball clubs for 22 years. Oversaw affiliations with the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, and Philadelphia Phillies. Simultaneously served as the Superintendent of the Auburn City streets in the 1960's through 1980's.

Charlie Wride, Inducted 2007

Charlie Wride has served Auburn baseball in almost every way imaginable outside of putting on the uniform. Has been a board member, PA announcer, and general goodwill ambassador. Known for his respected work as the New York Penn League and Auburn Baseball historian. Inducted into the New York Penn League Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Senator Michael Nozzolio, Inducted 2008

An advocate for Auburn baseball during his entire career as a New York State Senator. Critical to securing funding from New York State for the new Falcon Park project. Support has also included supplying complimentary tickets to the community. 

Chuck Savage, Inducted 2008

Chuck served as the Doubledays President and remained among the teams most loyal supporters throughout his life. An active member of the community, Chuck saw the team through its final days at old Falcon Park.

Barney Hearn, Inducted 2009

The only person in Auburn baseball history to be a player, manager, general manager, and scout. Won the 1945 PONY League batting title while playing for Jamestown. Guided the 1946 Auburn Cayugas to the Border League Championship as player/manager. Led the Border League with a .361 batting average in 1947 as a member of the Auburn Cayugas. Helped spearhead the drive to bring affiliated baseball to Auburn in 1958. Spent his free time during the winter as an NBA referee. 

Art Fritz, Inducted 2009

Served many years as the team's Chaplain as well as the president of the Double D Baseball Booster Club. Supplied his expertise in construction to the team by building items such as bat racks, helmet racks, and shelves for the clubhouse. 

Charlie Lynch, Inducted 2009

Served the team as legal counsel and as a member of the Auburn Community Baseball Board of Directors. His in depth knowledge of the New York Penn League and Minor League Baseball rules, regulations, and protocols was critical to the team's continued operation. 

Joe Graceffo, Inducted 2009

The greatest volunteer the Doubledays have ever known. Donated countless hours of his personal time assisting the team. Gave rides to players, stuffed programs, worked the scoreboard, delivered tickets and much more. 

Pat Penafeather, Inducted 2010

Started working for the Auburn Astros when he was 11 years old. Graduated from Auburn High School in 1988. Attended Niagara University where he passed away at the young age of 18. Regarded as one of the outstanding groundskeepers in the New York Penn League.