DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Plans have been formulated to induct the Florida State League 2010 Hall of Fame class on Nov. 10, 2010.
The event will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort located at 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Fla.
The public is invited to attend. Preliminary plans call for a cocktail hour and dinner followed by the induction ceremony.
Tickets will be $100 and can be obtained by calling the Clearwater Threshers office at (727) 712-4300. The dress will be cocktail attire and a cash bar will be available.
Following is a list of the 2010 Hall of Fame inductees:
In 1982, Fernandez went 8-1 with a 1.91 ERA. Among his wins: two no- hitters, one one-hitter, one two-hitter and one three-hitter. Fernandez had retired 48 men without a hit for Vero Beach, including a concluding no-hitter against Fort Lauderdale. Fernandez led the league with 137 strikeouts. Fernandez also holds the league mark for the most strikeouts in a game (21).
In 1949, Karpinski worked 315 innings for St. Augustine and finished with the all-time W-L record with a 29-5 mark. he also led the league with a 1.56 ERA and racked up 276 strikeouts, and has the all-time record in shutouts with 9.
Delgado's 30 home runs were the most in FSL in 1992 and the fourth-most ever in a single season in the circuit. He also led the league that year in RBIs with 100, on the way to claiming the league MVP award. With more than 450 home runs, he holds the all-time home run and RBI records among Puerto Rican Players. Delgado is a three-time AL Silver Slugger Award winner (1999, 2000, 2003) and a two-time AL All-Star (2000, 2003). In 2000, Carlos won the AL Hank Aaron Award, and in 2006 he earned the Roberto Clemente Award. His stat line for 1992 looks like this:
133 G, 485 AB, 83 R, 157 H, 30 2B, 2 3B, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 2 SB, 59 BB, 91 K, .324 BA, .402 OBP, .579 SLG
Led the league in BA with .400 mark. Dan is the only player in FSL History to ever bat at or above .400 for a season. He also the led the league in RBIs in 1955 with 122. His stat line for 1955 is:
136 G, 497 AB, 199 H, 38 2B, 6 3B, 10 HR, .400 BA, .561 SLG
Two field managers will be inducted:
Leyland managed for 11 seasons at the Minor League level in the Tigers organization (1971-1981). He advanced to the postseason six times in the Minors and won three league championships. Leyland was named Manager of the Year in the FSL in both 1977 and 1978, and in the American Association in 1979. His teams reached three consecutive Florida State League Championships, winning in 1976 and 1977, and losing in Game 7 in 1978. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series championship in 1997. With the Tigers' victory in the 2006 American League Championship Series, Leyland became the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the National and American League. He is a three-time Manager of the Year Award winner; twice in the National League (1990 and 1992), and once in the American League in 2006.
Alou managed the West Palm Beach Expos in the Florida State League for seven years, 1977, 1986-1991, compiling a 541-399 record over that time, and leading the club to the playoffs in five of those seven seasons. Alou was named the FSL Manager of the Year in 1990, after his team went 92-40. The West Palm Beach Expos won the FSL title under Alou's guidance in 1991, his final year in the circuit. Alou became the winningest manager in Expos history, leading the team from 1992 to 2001. As a player, he led the FSL in hitting in 1956 with a .380 batting average for Cocoa. During his 17-year Major League career, Alou spent time with San Francisco, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Oakland, the New York Yankees, and Montreal. Alou played all three outfield positions regularly, and led the National League in hits twice and runs once.
Two chief executives have been chosen:
Reynolds was promoted to director of player development with the Cincinnati Reds in December 2006, and to his current position as a senior director in October 2008. He joined the Reds organization in January 2004, when he was hired as director of amateur scouting. Prior to joining the Reds' front office, he spent 25 years in the Dodgers organization, most recently as their coordinator of Minor League sccouting/special assignment scout. As GM of the Class A Advanced Vero Beach Dodgers, Reynolds was named the Florida State League Executive of the Year ('83) and the Florida Diamond Executive of the year ('86). He served as director of Dodgertown in 1988, assistant director of scouting for the Dodgers from 1991-'98, as well as coordinator of winter baseball from 1993-96. In 1977, Reynolds graduated from Siena Heights (Mich.) College with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. A year later, he earned a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University. He and his wife, Marie, have a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Kathryn.
Blaney spent eight years as general manager of Dodgers affiliates at the Class A, Double-A and Triple-A levels, and was twice named Executive of the Year. He spent the next 13 years as managing director of Dodgertown, the 450-acre facility that included a Minor League team, 90-room baseball and football training facility, and 70 acres of citrus grove. Blaney spent the last 11 years of his career with the Dodgers, from 1987 to 1998, as their farm director. This was the span that included a World Series title and the development of five consecutive Rookies of the Year: Eric Karros, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Hideo Nomo and Todd Hollandsworth. "Charlie is a career baseball guy with an incredible personal history," said Minor League Baseball president, Pat O'Conner. "You get all of the intangibles with Charlie: integrity, honesty and hard work. He knows baseball. He knows the business of baseball." Charlie is now the California League president, and has been married for 43 years. He currently has 15 grandchildren.
Two owners will be inducted:
Decker, 84, is a retired construction company owner who owned the Lakeland Tigers from 1972 until 1992. He built Joker Marchant Stadium and Tiger Town, which in some quarters is called "The House that Frank built." He won three Florida State League Championships, in 1976 and 1978, and then on the last game that he owned it, the club won the Championship in 1992. Decker was named the Florida State League Executive of the Year in 1977. He served on many Florida State League committees' during his tenure ans an ownership.
Goldklang is the principal owner of the Fort Myers Miracle, and serves as chairman of the Goldklang Group, which owns four Minor League clubs across the country. Goldklang is also part owner of the New York Yankees, and his experience around the business of sports is extensive. His clubs are well known for their personnel, and have won just about every conceivable award given to professional sports operators. Goldklang has been involved with the Miracle in the Florida State League for the past 20 years. His experience and energy has propelled the franchise into becoming one of the premier clubs in the League. Goldklang holds a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Masters of Laws Degree from New York University. Following military service with the 11th Special Forces Group, Goldklang practiced Law with a firm in New York until 1983, when he left to accept the position of senior executive vice president of a New York Stock Exchange company. In 1986, Goldklang established his own merchant banking and private investment firm. Marvin played college baseball at Penn, and holds what he believes still to be the school record as a pitcher for most hit batters in an inning (4). He also has competed in 14 marathons. Marvin and his wife have four children.
One umpire will be inducted:
Ed Hickox, #15
Hickox was appointed to the Major League staff in 2007, after becoming a member of the American League staff in 1999. He worked the 2007 NL Division Series betweenColorado and Philadelphia. He worked the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006, as well as the Tokyo round of the 2009 WBC. Hickox attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School in 1983 and graduated as one of the outstanding students. He continues to serve as an instructor at the Wendelstedt School, a role he began in 1984. He has umpired in the Gulf Coast League (1983), the Florida State League (1983-85, 2004), the Southern League (1986-87), the Dominican Winter League (1988), the Puerto Rican Winter league (1989), the International League (1988-1997), the Pacific Coast League (1988), the New York Penn League (2002) and the South Atlantic League (2003), and has worked more than 1,300 Major League games.
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