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Handofdeath
03-25-2009, 04:39 PM
Ron Polk- Mississippi State coach
Rafael Palmeiro- Mississippi State
Darren Dreifort- Wichita State
Joe Carter- Wichita State
Kirk Dressendorfer- University of Texas
Keith Moreland- University of Texas
Gordie Gillespie- All-Time leader in NCAA coaching wins
Branch Rickey- Ohio Wesleylan

and (drum roll please)

Todd Walker- Louisiana State
Barry Larkin- Michigan

will5979
03-25-2009, 07:02 PM
Branch Rickey was a fan of the Reds, does that count for anything?

Handofdeath
03-25-2009, 07:41 PM
Branch Rickey was a fan of the Reds, does that count for anything?

You know, he is a pre-1947 inductee but for the life of me I can't understand why he was elected except for publicity.

Jerome
03-25-2009, 08:23 PM
You know, he is a pre-1947 inductee but for the life of me I can't understand why he was elected except for publicity.

He was a pioneer. Broke the color barrier and signed Jackie. Developed the framework for the minor leagues. Helped evolve sabermetrics. That's just off the top of the head. Ahead of his time in pretty much every way. But yes, it does make you question on what factors they selected this list. He didn't really have an illustrious college baseball career.


http://jeromesredscare.blogspot.com

will5979
03-26-2009, 08:58 AM
Was he an exceptional player or something else in college? Don't know too much about his career in college, I guess I could wikipedia it though.