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  • Jerry Leahy

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Joseph High School 1948-1952
    • University of Colorado 1952-1957 Football
    • Head Coach St. Joseph High School 1959-1963 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Detroit Lions 1957
  • Jim "Banks" Ralph

    Inducted 1996

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1950 - All-City Football - Handy
    • 1st Team - Detroit News Baseball
    • County Federation Batting Champ
    • Flint NW - Baseball Coach - State Champs
    • Inducted Michigan Baseball Coaches HOF
  • Jim Davidson

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy Graduate (1971-75) Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • 1975 All State Class A Baseball
    • Alma College Baseball records hits, runs, bases, triples
    • Batting Average 1978 - 505
    • Four Years Varsity Basketball - Top Ten Alma field goal percentage
    • Honorable Mention All MIAA
    • All MIAA outfielder, 1978 MIAA League Champions
    • 1978 Career Leader Batting 415
    • Drafted by Kansas City Royals
    • Inducted into Alma College Hall of Fame 1994
  • JoAnne Weaver

    Inducted 2009

    Career
    Highlights

    • The driving force with husband, Bud, behind the very successful Bay City SW Little League
    • Over 42 Years SW Little League Volunteer as President, Player Agent & Board Member
    • Assistant Little League District 14 Administrator for 27 Years
    • T.L. Handy High School Pride Association Treasurer from inception until 1990
    • Recipient of 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Jody Gifford Markwart

    Jody Gifford Markwart

    One of the winningest female athletes ever at Bay City Central, she rose to superstar status with the Ferris State University softball program. A two-time All-American and three-time all-Great Lakes Region first teamer, she led the Bulldogs to back-to-back World Series berths, including a third-place finish in 1998. The 1999 graduate rewrote the Ferris record book and still owns program highs with a .373 average, 277 hits, 193 RBIs, 19 triples and 31 home runs.

    The two-time academic all-GLIAC honoree is now a teacher and varsity softball coach at Lapeer High School. As a prep star, she sparked Central to stunning success on the softball field and basketball court. She led the 1995 softball team to the state semifinals with a 37-4 record while earning all-Saginaw Valley League and all-state honors. She led the basketball team to a 45-4 record and two district titles in her final two varsity seasons.

  • John C. Halstead

    Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Central High School Football All-Valley, All-State, All-American, Bay City Times MVP
    • 1956-1957 Central High School Valley Baseball Champions
    • 1958-1960 U of M Football All-American, Honorable Mention, 1961 Big Ten Champions
    • Detroit Tigers Minor League System - 1961

  • John Northrup

    Inducted 2002

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy High Saginaw Valley Champion - Baseball
    • Central Michigan University Baseball
    • 1st Team All-American at CMU
    • All Time CMU Best Season Batting Average - .441
    • Drafted by Detroit Tigers
    • Batted .500 in Rookie Season in Minor League Baseball
  • John P. (Jack) Sullivan

    Inducted 2009

    Career
    Highlights

    • Varsity Football Starter as an 8th Grader - Bay City St. Mary's
    • Played in Football State Championship Game in 1926 - Bay City St. Mary's
    • Basketball Catholic League All Star - Bay City St. Mary's 1926 & 1927
    • Semi-Pro Baseball - 1930's
    • Coached Bay City St. Mary's Football State Finalists - 1931
    • Coached Bay City St. Mary's Baseball State Champions - 1932
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Keith Miller

    Inducted 1996

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City All Saints State Baseball Champion - 1981


    • 3-Year Letter Winner at Oral Roberts University


    • USA Pre-Olympic Baseball 1983 Interational Cup Games


    • New York Yankees 1st Round Draft Pick - 1984


    • New York Mets 1985-1990


    • Kansas City Royals 1991-1995

  • Kevin Fegan

    Inducted 2013

    Career
    Highlights

    • Three Sport Standout at Pinconning High School
    • All Conference in Football, Basketball & Baseball
    • Team MVP & Leading Scorer - All 3 Sports - Senior Year
    • Volleyball Coach at Midland Dow 125-11
    • Volleyball Coach at Northwood University 264-102
    • Current President - Northwood University Texas Campus

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Kiwanis '60 Baseball Am Legion State Champs

    Inducted 2012

    >> Click here to read the MLive article

  • Kiwanis '62 Baseball Am Legion State Champs

    Inducted 2012

    >> Click here to read the MLive article

  • Larry Piotrowski

    Inducted 2004

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central 1956-60 - Football, Baseball, Basketball
    • BCCentral 1960 - All-State 1st Team - Football
    • University of Michigan Graduate - 1965 - Full Football Scholarship
    • Bay City Public School Teacher - 32 Years
    • President of the Bay City Education Association - 12 Years

  • Leon R. Malecki

    Inducted 1993

    Career
    Highlights

    • American Legion Baseball Promoter & Coach 1960-1983
    • American Legion "Man of the Year" 1980
    • A Lifetime of Devotion and Fund-raising for American Legion Baseball
  • Matt Mieske

    Inducted 2002

    Career
    Highlights

    • Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs & Houston Astros ML Baseball (1993-2000)
    • All Valley Baseball and Football at BC Western
    • Western Michigan - 3 Year Baseball All-American
    • Holds 8 WMU Baseball Records
    • 2 Year Member of Team USA Olympic Squad

  • Michael D. Bryant

    Inducted 2000

    Career
    Highlights

    • 3-Sport Star at BC Western (Football, Basketball, Baseball)
    • Football Golden Helmet Winner 1974-75
    • 3-Year Varsity Basketball at Western
    • U of M Baseball Full Scholarship
    • 1978 Regional & National Baseball Champion at U of M
    • Fast-pitch Softball - Bay City Mariners
    • ** Died in 1994




  • Mike Villano

    Inducted 2013

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Handy High School Baseball
    • Saginaw Valley State University Baseball
    • Drafted by the SanFrancisco Giants 1994
    • Holds Home Run Career Record at SVSU -- 26 HR's
    • Posted 35-28 W/L Record as AAA Pitcher
    • Pitching Coach at CMU & Western Illinois

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • O.J. Cunningham

    Inducted 2004

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1961 Graduate Bay City St. James High School - 3 sport star (Basketball, Football & Baseball)
    • 1965 Graduate - University of Notre Dame
    • 1976-1984 Published Sports Page Magazine - Coverage of all sports in Bay County area.
    • Has served as President of the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame since 1995
  • Randy Morse

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • Little League - 1970, Pony League - 1974, Connie Mack League - 1978
    • World Series Championships
    • B.C. All Saints 4 yr. Varsity Letterman
    • 22-3 pitching record, No-hitter final game (1976-1979)
    • 1978 State Champs, 1st Team All State 1979 9-0 recor
    • 3 yr Letterman, MVP Basketball
    • Central Michigan University (1980-1981
    • 3-year Letterman, 2 MAC Championships
    • Drafted by San Francisco Giants 1983
    • Played 3 years, Retired due to injury
  • Richard Mrozinski

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City American Legion & Bay County Federation Baseball Star
    • State Champion Pole Vaulter, MVP All Valley Halfback
    • City Scoring Leader B. C. Central 1952-56
    • Central Michigan University (1957-61) Football, Baseball
    • 3 Varsity Letters, Captain
    • Held stolen base record
    • Coach for Special Olympics, Area Director
    • Director Boys Club, Head Start Program, School Principal 25 yrs.

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