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  • David Petrosky

    Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 1987 State Championship
    • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 8 Saginaw Valley League Championships
    • 1975 Class A Coach of the Year
    • 1988 - Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
    • 1997 - Reached 500 Career Wins in Varsity Boys + Girls Basketball
  • Dean Oswald

    Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Little League 'Pony' Federation Baseball
    • Pee Wee Jr. Sr. Mens Ice Hockey, Flag Football Mens Sr. League Bay City
    • Varsity Wrestling , Baseball T.L. Handy
    • Amateur Boxer 1957-68 Pro Boxer 1968-79.
    • Coached Boxing 1965-79. Started Jr. Olympics.
    • U.S.A. Boxing Coach 1977-78-79, Originator of Toughman Contest 1979, Pro Spar Partner
    • Operates Oswalds Bear Ranch Since 1984

  • Dewey Scheddel

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy 1952 Graduate - 11 Varsity Letters in Football, Baseball & Basketball
    • Made last basket in 37-36 win over BC Central as freshman in 1st Handy/Central Basketball game
    • Times First All-City Grid Team 1949 - Quarterback
    • Football Co-Captain 1951 - Arrowhead Conference Champs
    • Offer to play for Detroit Tiger farm team in Jamestown NY in 1952
    • Officiated High School Football & Basketball 15 Yrs.
  • Dick Corcoran

    Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Mary All State Football 1958 - 1960
    • High School All American All Conference Basketball & Baseball
    • Hillsdale 1963 Football
    • Signed by Chicago Bears 1964
    • Pro Wrestling Career

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Dick Syring

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • SBay City Central High School 1954-1957 All-American - Football; All-State - Baseball
    • University of Michigan 1958-1961 - Football, Baseball
    • Head Coach, Assistant Coach - Football, Baseball - Saginaw Valley High Schools 1963-Present
  • Don Pabalis

    Inducted 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Marys - Football, Basketball
    • Member of the Bay City Times 1944 All City Parochial Basketball Team
    • Received a berth for 3 consecutive years BCT Team
    • Member of City League Champions Monitor Coal.
    • Signed by Tigers in 1944
    • Canadian - American Champion Team 1948

  • Eddie Knoblauch

    Inducted 2002

    Career
    Highlights

    • AAA Baseball Texas League - 15 Years
    • 10 Time Texas League All-Star
    • .385 Season High Batting Average
    • Never Hit Below .320
  • Fred Neering

    Fred Neering

    Career
    Highlights

    • Essexville St John - 1958 (4 Years Basketball & Baseball)
    • Bay City Junior College All State - Baseball
    • Graduate Central Michigan University
    • Coached - 15U - Girls Softball - Three State Championships and 3rd Place World Series Finish
    • ASA 16U - Two State Championships
    • ASA 18U - Two State Championships
    • High School Coach: Three State Championship Appearances
      -- Two Championships & One Second Place Finish
    • Coached - Two Top Ten ASA Teams
    • Coached Boys Baseball in Puerto Rico
    • Coached Girls Softball in Hawaii, Australia, Netherlands, & Belgium
    • Coached at Saginaw Valley State University -- Most Wins in History Of SVSU Softball
      -- 96% Graduation Rate
    • Instrumental in Assisting Many Athletes to Advance to the Collegiate Level

      Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
    • Garland "Chief" Nevitt

      Inducted 1994

      Career
      Highlights

      • Central Michigan University Coach 1918-1921 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
      • Bay City Central High School Coach - Football
      • High School Football State Champion - 1924
      • Four-time Saginaw Valley Champions
    • Gary Stefaniak

      Careeer
      Highlights

      • Member of Bay County Pony League since 1974. Have held offices of Secretary, President, and Treasurer.
      • Pony Baseball/Softball Field Director, Region Director, Division Director, and Member of International Board of Directors.
      • Joe E. Brown Fellowship Award from Pony Baseball (1991), North Zone Director of the Year (1998), and member of Pony
      • Baseball Wall of Fame (2008).
      • Essexville Garber Football Coach (1978 – 2013).  Held many positions including Head Coach.
      • Essexville Garber Junior Varsity Baseball Coach since 1978. 
      • Awarded Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association in 1991.
      Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
    • Gerald Lynch

      Inducted 1991

      Career Highlights

      • Baseball "Lynch the Pinch"
      • National League Pinch-hit Home Run Record Holder
    • Harold Rupp

      Inducted 2009

      Career
      Highlights

      • Boys & Girls Club, United Way, Civic Arena, Elks Club
      • Hall of Fame, Women's Center, Lions Club
      • Chamber of Commerce, Bay Medical Foundation, Mich Petroleum
      • Major Philanthropic Spirit in Bay County
      • Player & President - Bay County Baseball Federation
      Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
    • Hazen "Ki-Ki" Cuyler

      Inducted 1992

      Career Highlights

      • Major League Baseball
      • World Series Champion
      • Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
    • History

      History of the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame

      It started with a goal to honor Bay County's inspiring devotion to sports.

    • Howard Ricker

      Inducted 1996

      Career
      Highlights

      • All-Sports Standout at Bay City Central High School
      • Football Coach - Bay City All Stars 1947-1951
      • Champions 1950 & 1951
      • Played on the 1929 Bay City Central High School Undefeated Football Team - Record: 7-0-2
    • J. William "Bill" Schmidt

      Inducted 2002

      Career
      Highlights

      • BC Handy Football, Baseball, Wrestling Letter Winner 1968-72
      • All State Football Senior Year - 6.9 Yards/Carry Average
      • Held Central Michigan Record for Tackles (128) Senior Year
      • Team Member - CMU National Champion Football
      • Team Member of CMU's First MAC Team (8-1-2 Record)
      • Local Baseball Coach - Kawkawlin Youth, PONY and Colt Leagues
    • Jack Pembroke

      Inducted 1999

      Career
      Highlights

      • Handy High School 1949 Grad -- 14 Varsity Letters (Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Swimming)
      • Quarterback for BC Handy in 26-0 Win over Bay City Central (1948)
      • Catcher/Pitcher Kiwanis Club Baseball 1947
      • Pole Vaulter, Track Relay Runner & Swim Team Diver




    • Jason LeCronier

      Careeer
      Highlights

      • 1991: MHSAA First Team All-State (B.C. Central)
      • 1991: Most Valuable Player MHSAA All-Star Game *Scored Upper Deck Home Run at Tiger Stadium
      • 1994 and 1995: McNeese State Home Run (31) and RBI (118) Record Holder; 1ST Team Southland Conference
      • 1995: Candidate - NCAA Baseball Player of the Year
      • 1995: 17th Round Draft Pick - Baltimore Orioles
      • 1995-1998: Hit .252 and Scored 42 Home Runs with the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Devil Rays
      Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
    • Jeff Hartt

      Inducted 2014

      Career
      Highlights

      • 1st Team All White Pine Conference Baseball
      • 4-Year Letter-Winner at Saginaw Valley 1979-1982
      • 23+ Years Baseball Head Coach at John Glenn
      • Has Coached the Most Baseball Wins in Bay County History
      • State Baseball Coach of the Year 1992
      • MHSBCA Hall of Fame Inductee 2004

      >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

      Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
    • Jerry Cook

      Inducted 2010

      Career
      Highlights

      • Lettered in Football, Basketball at St. Joseph High School
      • Asst. Coach at St. Joseph HS - Including 1967 St. Joseph State Champion Football Team
      • Coached Football, Basketball & Track at St. Joseph Grade School - 30 Years
      • Many League Championship in Football & Basketball at St. Joseph
      • Manager at NELL LL - 20 Years with Mutiple League & County Championships
      • Board Member of NELL for 18 Years

      >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

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