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On this Date 2012 - Remembering HOF Bobby Hodges

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 09/12/2021, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, outstanding athlete and coach Bob Hodges passed away at the age of 82.

September 12, 2012 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, outstanding athlete and coach Bob Hodges passed away at the age of 82.  A great athlete at Grainger High in Kinston, Hodges went on to play both basketball and football at East Carolina for four years and is the only Pirate to be named to All-American teams in both sports.  He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1993.

Bobby Hodges - NCSHOF

On this Date 1955 - HOF Tommy Byrne Pitches for New York Yankees

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 09/11/2021, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 behind a complete game performance by pitcher Tommy Byrne.

September 11, 1955 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 behind a complete game performance by pitcher Tommy Byrne. The former star at Wake Forest allowed just four hits and finished the season with 16 victories, his major league best in his career. He joined the NCSHOF in 1976.

Tommy Byrne - NCSHOF

Tommy Byrne - Wikipedia

  • On this Date 1944 - HOF Steve Vacendak Born

  • By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/26/2021, 5:00am EDT
  • The standout Duke guard was the Everett Case Award winner as Most Outstanding Player of the 1966 ACC basketball tournament...
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  • On this Date 1926 - HOF Art Weiner Born

  • By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/16/2021, 5:00am EDT
  • Art Weiner was born in Newark, New Jersey. He went on to star in football at the University of North Carolina...
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  • On this Date 1892 - HOF Wallace Wade Born

  • By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program and Johnny Moore, NCSHOF Board of Director 06/15/2021, 5:00am EDT
  • Wallace Wade was born in 1892. Wade was a legendary head football coach...
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