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On this Date 1982 - HOF Raymond Floyd Wins PGA Championship

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/08/2022, 5:00am EDT

Raymond Floyd won the 1982 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

On this Date 1941 - HOF Woody Durham Born in Mebane

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/08/2022, 5:00am EDT

He grew up in Albemarle, graduated from the University of North Carolina, and went on to be the long-time “Voice of the Tar Heels”...

On this Date 1972 - HOF Buck Leonard Inducted into Baseball HOF

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/07/2022, 5:00am EDT

Rocky Mount native Buck Leonard became the first North Carolinian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

On this Date 1960 - HOF Smoky Burgess Leads Pirates to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/06/2022, 5:00am EDT

Smoky Burgess of the Pittsburgh Pirates had three hits in four trips to the plate to help the Pirates...

On this Date 1940 - HOF Roman Gabriel Born in Wilmington

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/05/2022, 5:00am EDT

Roman Gabriel was born in Wilmington. The second overall pick in the 1962 NFL draft, Gabriel played 17...

On this Date 1962 - HOF Roger Craig Pitches Mets to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/04/2022, 5:00am EDT

Durham native Roger Craig picked up a win as pitcher for the expansion New York Mets in their first season...

On this Date 2017 - Remembering HOF Dickie Hemric

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/03/2022, 5:00am EDT

Wake Forest basketball star Dickie Hemric died at the age of 82.

On this Date 1961 - HOF Hoyt Wilhelm Pitches Orioles to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/02/2022, 5:00am EDT

Hoyt Wilhelm got the victory for the Baltimore Orioles in relief in the nightcap of a doubleheader...

On this Date 1960 - HOF Jim Perry Pitches Shutout for Indians

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/01/2022, 5:00am EDT

Jim Perry of the Cleveland Indians hurled a complete game shutout as the Tribe defeated...

On this Date 2007 - Remembering HOF Joe Cheves

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 07/31/2022, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Joe Cheves died in Morganton, NC.

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