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  • Robert "Bob" Darbee

    Inducted 1999

    Career
    Highlights

    • East Jordan HS Graduate -
      1955 (Baseball, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Track)
    • 1955 MHSAA State Singles Tennis Champion
    • Alma College 1955-57 (Basketball, Tennis)
    • Central Michigan University 1957-59 (Tennis Singles # 1)
    • 40 Years Swimming & Tennis Coach
      (419 Swim Meet Wins) (Handy, John Glenn, Western)
    • MISCA HOF 1989
      MHSCA HOF 1998
      MHSTeA HOF 2001
      John Glenn H.S HOF 2011



  • Robert "Bob" Irwin

    Inducted 2012

    Career
    Highlights

    • WBCM Radio Sports Announcer 1957-1987
    • The 'Dean' of Saginaw Valley Sports Broadcasting
    • Premier High School Football & Basketball Announcer
    • 'The Voice' of WBCM Sports Broadcasting for Three Decades

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Roger Pfundt

    Inducted 2015

    Career
    Highlights

    • Garber Varsity Baseball Coach 1973-1998
    • Varsity Record, 494-242 - Record Unbroken for 19 Years
    • Conference Championships 1978-1979-1980-1981-1982-1983-1985-1986-1987-1988-1990-1991 and 1995
    • District Championships 1993 and 1994
    • Regional Championship 1993
    • Class B Coach of the Year 1993
    • Regional Coach of the Year 1993
    • District Coach of the Year 1985-1987 & 1993
    • Michigan High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award 1993 and 1994
    • Garber Baseball Teams Finished in the Top 10, Six Times
    • Inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame 1992
    • Coached MHSBCA All Star Game 1991
    • Coached Many All State, Division 1, Division II Players and One Professional Player
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Roger Phelps

    Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy High School, Co-Captain, All City, All State Football - Honorable Mention All State Baseball
    • Played in Cincinnati Reds Farm Team
    • U.S. Air Force Baseball
    • Bay City Federation Baseball
    • Bay County Fastpitch Softball
    • Coached South West Little League, Pony League Baseball, Youth Hockey
  • Ron Henika

    Inducted 2015

    Career
    Highlights

    • 2 Time All State Baseball Garber High School
    • 1978-79 Golden Helmet Co-Player of the Year
    • 1980 Connie Mack World Series Champion and MVP of Tournament (Means Stamping)
    • Division 1 Oral Roberts University - 3rd Team All American
    • 2nd Person to Hit a Home Run over Center Field Green Monster at Texas Stadium Off Roger Clemens
    • Drafted in 7th Round - Cincinnati Reds 1983; Played 6 years for the Reds, Reaching AAA
    • Won 3 Championship Rings in Minor Leagues
    • 2 Time Team MVP - Honored at Last Game of the Season - Riverfront Stadium
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Roy Rob

    Inducted 2012

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1932 -- Basketball -- St. Mary's
    • 1932 -- Football - Two-way Player St. Mary's
    • Amateur Baseball Player-Coach
    • 2nd Leading Scorer - City High School Basketball - 1932
    • Bay City Police Force -- 32 Years

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Ruth Born

    Inducted 2014

    Career
    Highlights

    • Original Member of South Bend Blue Sox 1943
    • Blue Sox Were Part of the All American Girls Pro Baseball League
    • Graduated BC Junior College
    • Ruth Has Her Own Baseball Card
    • Inducted MLB HOF at Cooperstown
    • Pitched for Valpo Queens & Men's Teams During WWII

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Stan Bromberg

    Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Baseball - 25 Career No-hitters
    • Starting Pitcher on 1953 State Championship L.L. Team
    • Signed with Cleveland Indians. Played Minor League for 2 Years
    • Coached Little League, Pony, Colt & Stan Musial Baseball
    • Instrumental in Developing Baseball & Softball Complex for All Saints High School
    • Project Director in Developing the 'The Stan Bromberg Sports Complex'  in the community

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Stitch Wizner

    Inducted 2004

    Career
    Highlights

    • Edenville High School - Graduated 1938 - Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
    • Softball Pitcher - 1941 - 2003 (601 Victories)
    • Pitched 4 No-Hitters - Softball 1941to1980
    • 1980 - Re-Hab Blooperball Tourney - Perfect Game - Named Tourney MVP
    • St. Maria Goretti/Bay View Bar - League Champs 1987, 88, 89

  • Tim McDonald

    Inducted 2013

    Career
    Highlights

    • Baseball Coach at Bay City Western Since 1993
    • State Champion Baseball 2013
    • Over 500 Wins as Baseball Head Coach
    • Teams Have Won 4 Saginaw Valley Titles
    • All-American Pitcher at CMU, 36 Wins, No-Hitter
    • Inducted CMU Hall of Fame 2000

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Tom Krawczyk

    Inducted 2001

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1957-61 - Saint Stanislaus (Stags) 3-Sport Standout
    • 4 Yr Shortstop at Central Michigan University
    • 12-2 Record as Pitcher at CMU - Senior Year
    • Inducted Into CMU Athletic Hall of Fame
    • 1967 - Drafted by Major League Baseball - Chicago Cubs
    • Played with St Louis Cards & San Diego Padres

  • Tom Merkle

    Inducted 2012

    Career
    Highlights

    • Three Sport Letterman at Bay City Handy
    • Drafted by Detroit Tigers 2002
    • Played in Detroit Tiger Organization -- Bristol & Lakeland
    • Developed Baseball Program at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)
    • Coached Baseball at Bay City Handy, & Bay City Central
    • Co-Founder Peak Performance Baseball

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Tony Grant

    Inducted 2015

    Career
    Highlights

    • Started all 23 games in 2000 and 2001 at Michigan State University
    • Named MSU Co-Special Teams Player of the Year 2001
    • Academic All-Big Ten in 2000 and 2001 and Academic All-American Nominee in 2001
    • Rated the #1 Long Snapper in College Football 2001; Signed by the Washington Redskins in the 2002 NFL Draft
    • Received 8 Varsity Letters at Western High School in Football, Wrestling & Baseball
    • Football 1996 Team Captain, 1st Team All-Saginaw Valley, Golden Helmet Recipient, Midland Area Dream Team, Detroit Free Press All State and Starter in the East/West All Star Game
    • Wrestling Four-Year Starter at Heavyweight, 1996 Team Captain, Two-Time All-State (4th Place in 1997), 133 All-Time Wins
    • 1996-1997 Western High School Scholar Athlete of the Year and Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Ty Dunham

    Career Highlights

    • A baseball standout at Bay City Western and Central Michigan University,
    • Dunham was named one of the state's top 25 players from the past 25 years by MLive.com.
    • Dunham was a dominant force as a 2001 Western graduate, 2-time Saginaw Valley League MVP honors. He batted .395 for his four-year varsity career, cranking 20 home runs with 153 RBIs.
    • Pitching - The 6-foot-4 right-hander posted a 22-4 record with 315 strikeouts and a 1.66 ERA.
    • A first-team all-state selection and MHSBCA Dream Teamer, he was selected for the Comerica Park All-Star Game.
    • He went on to similar success at CMU, where he established himself as one of the program's all-time greats.
    • A first-team all-MAC and all-region pick, he ranks first in program history with 349 innings pitched, second with 274 strikeouts and 10th with 22 wins for his career.


  • Wayne "Speed" Wilson

    Inducted 2004

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - 1950-1953
    • BCCentral Football - Co-Captain & 1952 Baseball Valley Champions
    • Central Michigan University - 1953-1957 -
    • CMU All-Conference Football (End) & Baseball (Catcher)Minor League Baseball Minnesota Twins - 1957
    • Minor League Baseball Minnesota Twins - 1957
    • Bay County Parks & Recreation Director 1992-94
  • William Seidenstucker

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • Co-founder Bay City Little League (1951-52)
    • Co-founder Bay City Pony League
    • Coached American Legion Baseball (1936-61)
    • Coached Bay County's only American Legion
    • State Baseball Champion (Kiwanis -1960)
    • Sports Broadcaster, WBCM Radio 25 years
    • President Bay County Softball Association 15 yrs.
    • State Softball Commissioner 12 years

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