The Board of Directors of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the accounting firm of Deloitte and Touche has certified the results of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame ballots for the Class of 2006 as ranked by the statewide selection committee.
The newly elected inductees for Class #38 are:
OLD TIMERS CATEGORY
The newly elected eight inductees now bring the total of all inductees since 1969 to 257.
Modern Category I (Football)
MICKEY ANDREWS – Born October 8, 1941 in Daleville, AL.
He played collegiately at the University of Alabama. He earned second team All-American honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. He was also an All-SEC choice in baseball. In ’64, he received the Hugo Friedman Award as the Tide’s best all-around athlete. As Head Football Coach at Livingston in ’71 they won the NAIA National Championship. He has been at Florida State University for 22 years as Defensive Coordinator. In 2002 he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. In ’91 Athlon’s Magazine named him the Assistant Coach of the Year. He was recognized in ’96 as the nation’s top assistant coach when received the first-ever Frank Broyles Award. In ’98 he was named the national Defensive Coordinator of the Year by the American Football Coach’s Magazine. His defensive unit has been rated in the top five nationally seven of the last 12 seasons.
LIONEL JAMES – Born May 25, 1962 in
He played collegiately at
BUDDY MCCLINTON – Born in
He played collegiately at
Modern Category II (Baseball & Basketball)
JOE CIAMPI – Born September 25, 1946 in Glen Lyon, Pa.
BOB VEALE – Born on October 28, 1935 in
He played 13 years in the major leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox. He was known as one of the hardest left handed throwers in the majors. He lead the National League in strikeouts in 1964 and finished second in ’65 and third in ’66. He struck out 16 Philadelphia Phillies in a nine-inning game (6/1/65) and 16 Cincinnati Reds in 12 innings (9/30/64). His lifetime ratio of 7.96 strikeouts per nine innings ranks fifth all-time (1,500-plus innings). Played in two All-Star games (’65 & ’66). When he retired in ’74, he was the only Pirate pitcher to have 200 strikeouts in a season. His career stats: 120 wins, 95 losses, 20 shutouts with a 3.07 earn run average (ERA). Played on the Pirate squad that won the World Series in 1971. He was also a minor league pitching instructor for the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
Modern Category III (Other Team Sports, Individual, Administration & Media)
Mia Hamm – Born March 17, 1972 in
She was the youngest woman (at the age 15) ever to play with U.S. National Team. She played collegiately at the
Old Timers Category
Was top athlete at
TIM FLOCK - Born on May 11, 1924 in
A NASCAR pioneer and one of three racing brothers, had 40 victories in 13 years. He won the Grand National points title in 1952 and ’55. In ’55 won 18 races in 39 starts, had 32 top five finishes and 33 top ten’s. He won 19 poles in one season. He is the only driver to win at Daytona in all three NASCAR divisions (Grand National, Modified and Convertible). In 1952 was selected Driver of the Year by Speed Age Magazine. He was inducted into the Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame in ‘77 and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame ‘78. His 21.2 career winning percentage (40 wins in 189 starts) is NASCAR’s all-time best. He held five world records for the Daytona Measured Mile.