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Inductees-Class of 2016

  • 1983 Pony League All Stars

    Inducted 2016

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  • Arthur P. Dore


    • Participated in Golden Gloves for 5 years
    • Coach, Trainer and Manager of World Champion – Super Middleweight, Murray Sutherland
    • Coach, Trainer and Manager of World Champion and Heavyweight, Earnie Shavers
    • Originator of the Nationally known “Toughman Contest”
    • Sponsored amateur boxing in Bay City/Bay County for 55 years

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  • Cindy Shaheen


    • Played fast pitch softball for 28 years and won Classes A B C & D Fast Pitch State Championships; placed 3rd at National Finals in Fargo, North Dakota
    • Started competitive Basketball for girls in Bay City Intermediate Schools
    • Coached High School and Intermediate Softball, Basketball, Volleyball and Track & Field for Bay City Public Schools
    • Inducted twice into the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame in Softball as a team player for White's Drive Inn and Cubby's Bar
    • Coordinated, planned and organized the installation of lights and water at Defoe Park for Girls Softball
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  • Gary Stefaniak


    • 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.
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  • Inductees - Class of 2016

  • Jason LeCronier


    • 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
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  • Jim Deming


    • Thirty (30) years of coaching football and basketball in Bay County (St. James, St. Stanislaus, All Saints and John Glenn)
    • Assistant Coach with the Bay City All Saints 1974 and 1975 State Boys Basketball Championship Teams
    • Associate Head Coach with the Delta College 1989 NJCAA Men's National B-Ball Championship Team
    • Coached 11 current Bay County Sports Hall of Fame members
    • Nine (9) years as Athletic and Recreation Director of Bangor Township Schools
    • Served on the MHSAA Football, Swimming and Scholarship Committees
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  • Murray Sutherland


    • 1981 – U.S.B.A Light-Heavy Boxing Champion
    • 1982 -- Moved to Bay City, started a family and set up training camp to advance boxing career
    • 1984 – I.B.F.  World Super Middleweight Champion and U.S.B.A Super Middleweight Champion
    • 2014 – Honored at the I.B.F/U.S.B.A. Convention in Atlantic City for being the Inaugural  I.B.F. Super Middleweight Champion
    • Career Record – 49-13-1 (40) KO’s
    • Greatest Accomplishment – “My Family”
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  • Tom Stasik


    • 1965 - St. Mary High School Father Cahill Scholar-Athlete Award
    • 1966-68 United States Navy Seabees - Two Vietnam Tours - Purple Heart Medal
    • State Championships Made Rite 72 and 79 AUL 77 83 and MVP ASA 1980
    • 1979 - ISC World Champion Saginaw Bolters - Designated Hitter
    • 1979 - Play or Coach in 5 ASA National and 7 ISC World Tournaments
    • 1984 - Mt. Morris High School Class B State Champions Class B Coach of the Year
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