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Alphabetical List of Mobile Sports
 Hall of Fame Inductees
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Inductee
Year
Highlights
Maisel, Herman
2000
Successful high school head coach who won state championship as basketball coach at Murphy H.S. in 1955. Also won state title as head golf coach at Murphy.
Martin, Bill
1997
UMS "Flea Circus" football star. Multi-sport amateur athletic star in Mobile
Martin, Peggy
2006
Winningest volleyball coach in NCAA Division II history, recording 33 straight winning seasons and 1,064 wins at Central Missouri State.
Mason, Jim "Jimbo"
1998
Nine-Year Major League Baseball career as shortstop with five teams (1971-79). Member of 1976 New York Yankees World Series team.
Mayson, June Buckhaults
1999
Alabama Women's Golf Champion. Former women's head golf coach at the University of South Alabama.
McCovey, Willie
1989
National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee - 1986. 22-Year Major League Baseball career with Giants, Padres and A's (1959-80). Six-time All-Star who hit 521 career home runs.
McGilberry, Randy
2010
Record-setting pitcher at Satsuma H.S. and Louisiana Tech who played for Kansas City Royals' 1977 and 1978 American League Division Champs.
McNeil Jr., Clifton
1993
Two-sport star at Grambling University (1962-64). Ten-year NFL career as receiver with five teams (1964-73) and was member of Browns' 1964 NFL Champs.
McRae, J. Finley
2004
Community business and sports leader. Organized group that financed the construction of Ladd Stadium in 1948 and bringing the Senior Bowl to Mobile in 1950.
Menton, Bill
1994
Star baseball player and coach at Spring Hill College. Mobile radio and television sportscaster for over 30 years.
Milne, W.J. "Pete"
1996
14-Year professional baseball career (1943-56) including three seasons with New York Giants (1948-50). Earned reputation as outstanding pinch-hitter in majors.
Mitchell, John
2007
First African-American varsity football player at University of Alabama (1971-72). 36-Year coaching career at collegiate and NFL levels including longtime tenure as DL coach with Steelers.
Mugnier, Jules "Stormy"
2002
Outstanding all-round athlete who was a star basketball and baseball player at Spring Hill College. Drafted by Boston Celtics in 1952 NBA Draft. Nationally-ranked amateur tennis player.
Myers, Pete
2013
Starred at Williamson High, Faulkner State, and Arkansas Little Rock. Drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1986. Played 11 seasons in the NBA. Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach
Newdome, Casimir P.
1996
Supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation for Mobile Public Schools (1947-78). Helped start Special Olympics program in Mobile in 1961.
Noonan, Lionel "Red"
2001
Stellar fullback and linebacker at the University Alabama (1945, '47-49). President of the "A" Club. Football and track Star at Murphy H.S.
Otis, Amos
1992
17-Year Major League Baseball career with Royals, Mets and Pirates (1967-84).  Five-time American League All-Star and Three-time Gold Glove winner.
Paige, Leroy "Satchel"
1990
National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee - 1971 (First Negro League player inducted). Legendary baseball career that spanned 41 Years (1926-66). Oldest rookie in Major League history at age 42 in 1948.
Papa, Henry W.
2005
Soccer player, coach, administrator and international official for over 60 years. Played at Naval Academy and was inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1995.
Peebles Jr., E.B.
2000
Football Star at The Citadel. Served as Senior Bowl President and Mobile Arts and Sports Association Chairman. Longtime community sports leader.
Perdue, William C.
1992
Skeet and clay target marksman. International Skeet Shooting Champion.
Radcliffe, Ted "Double Duty"
1998
Legendary Negro League Baseball Star for 27 seasons (1928-64). Earned nickname by catching and pitching both games of a double-header in Negro League World Series.




Redman, Susie




2011

Played on LPGA Tour for 20 years, with career earnings of over $1 million. Was runner-up at the 1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore Tournament - one of the LPGA's four major events. Played at Wright School in Mobile.
Rhodes, Charles T.
2001
Football Star at Alabama State University. Head football coach and athletic director at Mobile County Training School, winning state title in 1966. High school administrator.
Robinson, William Bobby
2000
Negro League Baseball star (1925-42). Outstanding third baseman known as the "Human Vacuum Cleaner."



Samuels, Chris





2011

All-American offensive lineman at University of Alabama. Won Outland Trophy for best lineman in college football in 1999.  Six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman in the NFL.
Savage, Phil
2010
Football and baseball star at the University of the South who went on to career as collegiate coach and NFL coach and executive. Helped build Super Bowl Champion Ravens in 2000 and was G.M. of Cleveland Browns. Named General Manager of the Senior Bowl in 2012.
Scott Sr., Edward "Ed"
2003
Negro League baseball player and longtime major league scout, including 40 years with Red Sox (1961-90). Signed Hank Aaron to first major league contract.
Shipp, Bill
1999
Star tackle at the University of Alabama 1949-51. Played for NFL's New York Giants and was also a star in Canadian Football League with for 11 seasons (1955-65).
Smith Sr., William Earle
1994
Four-sport star at the University of Alabama (1926-28). Coached Famed UMS "Flea Circus" Football Team and also served as head football coach at Spring Hill College.
Smith Jr., William Earle
2010
All-around athlete at the Naval Academy, serving as football team captain in 1956. Was also Navy's top golfer in 1956 and played catcher on Midshipmen's baseball team.
Smith Jr., Gordon
2008
Mobile-area amateur golf champion in 1930s and '40s.
Smith, Ozzie
1997
National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee - 2002. 19-Year career as shortstop with Padres and Cardinals (1978-96). Won 13 Straight Gold Glove Awards and was 15-Time All-Star.
Smith, Riley
1988
All-American QB at Alabama who led team to 1935 Rose Bowl Victory. Played for Washington Redskins and was second player ever selected in NFL Draft - 1936.
Smitherman, Dennis G.
1991
Spring Hill College basketball star. Served as sports writer and sports editor for the Mobile Press-Register for 39 Years.
Stabler, Kenny
1989
All-American QB at Alabama (1965-67). 17-Year NFL Career with Raiders, Oilers and Saints. NFL MVP in 1974 and led Raiders to Super Bowl victory in 1977.
Stainbrook, Don
1995
"Mr. Softball of Mobile". Legendary 23-Year career as fast-pitch softball pitcher recording over 800 wins and 150 no-hitters.
Stanky, Eddie
1990
All-Star Major League Baseball player (1943-53) and manager. Served as head baseball coach at the University of South Alabama from 1969-79, '81-83), taking team to five NCAA Tournaments.
Steber III, John W.
2003
Star offensive lineman at both Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech. Selected in the 1945 NFL Draft and played guard for the Washington Redskins (1946-50).
Sumlin, Guy
2004
Welterweight boxing champion.
Tate, James "Jim"
2008
Girls and boys track and cross country coach at St. Paul's Episcopal School. In 1997, led girls cross country team to a national high school-record 14th straight state title. Teams have won over 60 state titles during career.
Taylor III, Ralph
2005
Baseball star at Alabama State who played in Reds and Indians organizations. Successful high school coach at Blount, AHSAA official and major league baseball scout for Astros and Braves.
Terry, Albert "Tipping"
2005
Tuskegee University Hall of Fame inductee. Successful high school football coach at Willliamson and Blount who led Williamson to the 1962 state title.
Thornton, Mabel Walker
2010
Member of 1948 United States Olympic team, competing in the 100-yard dash and 440-relay at games held in London, England. Also starred on Tuskegee Institute's track team.
Tillman, Jack
1998
Welterweight Boxing Champion
Todd, Richard
1997
Star quarterback at the University of Alabama (1973-75) who helped lead Crimson Tide to three SEC Titles. Ten-year NFL career with Jets and Saints (1976-85).
Ward, Turner
2007
12-Year Major League Baseball career with six teams (1990-2001). Currently the manager of the Class AA Mobile BayBears minor league team.
Washington, Levi
2002
Football and baseball star at Grambling University. Recorded over 300 wins as football coach at Williamson High in Mobile and McCall H.S. in Tallulah, La.
Wasiak, Stanley
1991
"King of the Minors." Managed minor league baseball teams for 37 straight seasons (1950-86) and holds record for most professional games managed with 4,844.



Delores Brumfield "Dolly" White




2011

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player from 1947-53 for the South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets and Fort Wayne Daisies. Longtime college coach and administrator.
Whitt Sr., Joe
2007
Football star at Alabama State. Served as assistant football coach at Auburn for 25 seasons (1981-06), with 20 of his former players going on to play in NFL.
Williams, Billy
1989
National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee - 1987. 18-Year Major League Baseball career with Cubs and A's (1959-76). Six-time All-Star and 1972 National League batting champion.
Yancey, Glen
2006
Successful high school football coach who led five area teams - Vigor, Davidson, McGill, LeFlore and Faith Academy (1954-95), winning 145 games.
Young, Rickey
2013
Star running back for Vigor High School and Jackson State. 8 seasons in the NFL. Led NFL in 1978 with 88 receptions. Pro Bowl player for the Minnesota Vikings.
1947 Mobile Bears Baseball Team
1988
Brooklyn Dodgers Class AA farm team won Southern League title. Team members included Cal Abrams, Chuck "Rifleman" Connors and George "Shotgun" Shuba.