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  • 1971 Pinconning Baseball Team



    In the first season of the MHSAA baseball tournament, the Pinconning Spartans proved to be among the best in the state. After struggling through the regular season, the team caught fire behind pitchers Jack Dora and Rick Rudrow and rolled all the way to the Class B title game. Coach Art Krawczyk's squad came up one win short of winning it all, settling for state runner-up.

    The team of Ken Ayers, Jerry Basel, George Dora, Jack Dora, Rod Filcek, Jerry Gobrogge, Leo Groh, Jerry Krevinghaus, John Lambert, Dick Laur, Rich Meyette, Wayne Moore, Scott Pickvet, Rick Rudrow, and Marty Schultz and assistant coach Ted Chapman set the standard for years of success in the Pinconning program.

  • 1975 Bay City Handy Baseball Team

    1975 Handy Baseball Team

    T.L. Handy baseball had a proud postseason history, and this was the team that started it all. The Wildcats of 1975 pulled off a miraculous comeback in the district semifinal, then rode the momentum all the way to a state runner-up finish. Handy won its first district and regional championships behind the likes of Paul Nelson and Jim Davidson. Handy captured the Saginaw Valley League crown and finished with a 28-5 record that season under coach Dave Petrosky.

  • 1981 Bay City Colts World Series/Hawaii

    Inducted 1999

  • 1983 Pony League All Stars

    Inducted 2016

    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Adam Vrable

    Adam Vrable

    A champion everywhere he roams, Vrable shattered records at Bay City Central then stood at the heart of one of the top college baseball teams in the nation at Coastal Carolina. The 2003 Central product set school records for hits and stolen bases in a career and finished among the leaders with 21 pitching wins. He batted .515 with 44 RBIs as a senior while leading the Wolves to their first Saginaw Valley League title in 19 years. The two-time all-stater also quarterbacked Central to two playoff berths in football. After leading Grand Rapids Junior College to the NJCAA World Series crown in 2004, he transferred to Coastal Carolina, helping the Chanticleers to the Big South Conference championship and a school record for wins. He led the team in batting average and stolen bases in 2006 and set program records for assists and putouts as a second baseman in 2007. He is now assistant coach at the University of Louisville, where he has helped the Cardinals win four ACC titles and make two World Series appearances.

  • Adolph Begick

    Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Organized First Amateur Baseball Leagues in Bay County


    • Manager of Local Baseball Teams For Over 25 Years


    • 1943 Monitor Coal - Manager - County Champs


    • 1945 Auburn Merchants - Manager - Federation Champs


    • 1952 St. Paul - Manager - American Legion Champs


    • Former President of Bay County Recreation

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Albert Baker

    Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Michigan State University Football
    • Football Coach Central State University
    • Inducted into Central State University Hall of Fame
  • Art Bakeraitis

    Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Professional Basketball Player - Detroit Vagabond Kings
  • Art Trombley

    Inducted 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • Won 12 Varsity Letters at Visitation High School
    • Hearst State All Star Baseball Tournament at Tiger Stadium in 1955
    • Quarterbacked the U of D football team 3 years
    • Catcher for U of D Baseball Team for 2 Years
    • Leading hitter in 1959 U of D
    • Played in the NCAA Baseball Tournament in 1959
  • Bay City All Saints 1978 Baseball Team

    Inducted 2006

  • Bay City Handy 1987 Baseball State Champions

    Inducted 2003

  • Bay City Northwest Little League 1952

    Inducted 2002

  • Bill Harris

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City All Saints 1972-75 / Basketball
    • Member 1974 & 1975 All Saints State Basketball Champoinship teams
    • First Team - All State - Football & Basketball
    • Career Scoring Mark - 1,108 Points (Basketball)
    • Starting/Winning Pitcher - 1970 Colt Baseball State Championship Game
    • Coached 1981 AS Baseball Team to State Title
  • Bill Mueller

    Inducted 1999

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1937 Valley Champion Baseball Team. Pitched Three No-Hitters - Two in Succession
    • Detroit Tigers - 1939 - 1940
    • Jonesboro, Arkansas - 1941 - 1942 Lead Batting Average: 410
    • Chicago White Sox - 1942 - 1943
    • World War II All-Major League Team 'Navy Wings'
    • Chicago White Sox 1945 - 1946


  • Bill St. Peter

    Inducted 2015

    Career
    Highlights

    • Two Time National Silver Gloves Boxing Champion
    • Played in Pony, Colt, and Connie Mack World Series
    • High School All-American Dream Team in Baseball
    • Drafted 5th Round Cincinnati Reds in High School 110 Pick Overall
    • Started as a Freshman at the University of Michigan
    • Drafted by Chicago Cubs - Played Four Years in the Minors
    • Professional Walleye Angler for 13 Years
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Charles "Chuck" Harrison

    Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Outstanding Baseball Player - Pitcher and Centerfielder Noted for Long Ball Hitting
    • Tried Out With the Detroit Tigers
    • Played Triple-A Baseball
    • Played City Federation Baseball with Gulf Oil, Bay City Police Dept. & West Side Wenonas

  • Charlie Beaver

    Charlie Beaver

    For 25 years, Beaver carried the torch and showed the way for youth wrestlers of Bay County. He served as president of the Bay County Road Runners youth wrestling club, introducing hundreds of kids to the sport and paving the way to spectacular careers. He helped launch the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association and the Northeast Michigan Wrestling Association, expanding opportunities for kids across the state. Beaver died in 2020 at the age of 77.

  • Dale Dunham

    Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Little League, Pony League, Colt League All Star Teams
    • American Legion Baseball League & District Champs
    • Drafted by Cleveland Indians Out of High School
    • Accepted Full Scholarship to Central Michigan University
    • Starting Pitcher for CMU 1967-70
    • Drafted by San Francisco Giants
  • Dan Revette

    Dan Revette

    An impact-maker on his community as a youth baseball, basketball and football coach, he carved a one-of-a-kind niche at Bay County Pony League. An iconic figure at Coryell Field for 25 seasons, he was chosen as head coach of the primary All-Star team most of those years. Bay County appeared in 22 North Zone tournaments and 12 World Series during his tenure. His 1998 team was the first Bay County team to qualify for the World Series in 15 years and his 2006 squad was the first to win at game at the ultimate level. He was presented the Joe E. Brown Fellowship Award for his dedication to youth last year. A longtime basketball and football coach at Bay City Western Middle School, he also served as the first head coach of the Delta College baseball program after helping launch the endeavor in 2009. A mentor to dozens of kids who went on to play college and professional baseball, Revette died in 2019 at the age of 66.

  • Dan Snover

    Inducted 2010

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy HS-First Team in Baseketball & Baseball
    • MVP Michigan Coaches All Star Basketball Game
    • Played Baseball at Seminole JC, U of Hawaii & NE Oklahoma State
    • Third Team D1 Baseball All American at U of Hawaii
    • Played AA Baseball in the Atlanta Braves Organization
    • Coaches Youth Baseball & Basketball

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

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