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On this Date 1959 - HOF Sam Esposito/White Sox Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 09/27/2020, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Sam Esposito went one for one at the plate on the final day...

September 27, 1959 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Sam Esposito went one for one at the plate on the final day of the regular season as the American League champion Chicago White Sox won at Detroit over the Tigers 6-4 before 13,895 at Briggs Stadium.  Esposito played for 10 years in the majors but perhaps is best known for 20 years as N.C. State’s head baseball coach. He was enshrined in the NCSHOF in 2012.

Sam Esposito - NCSHOF

On this Date 1925 - HOF Shirley "Red" Wilson Born

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 09/26/2020, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Shirley “Red” Wilson was born in Madison, NC.

September 26, 1925 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Shirley “Red” Wilson was born in Madison, NC. He was an outstanding head football coach, first of all at R.J. Reynolds High in Winston-Salem and then collegiately at Elon and Duke.  His teams won seven conference titles at Elon and played in three NAIA title games. He was enshrined in the NCSHOF in 1985.

Shirley "Red" Wilson - NCSHOF

  • On this Date 1960 - HOF Wray Carlton

  • By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 09/18/2020, 5:00am EDT
  • On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Wray Carlton scored the first touchdown in Buffalo Bills history...
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  • On this Date 1944 - HOF Steve Vacendak Born

  • By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 08/26/2020, 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 08/16/2020, 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 06/15/2020, 8:45am EDT
  • Wallace Wade was born in 1892. Wade was a legendary head football coach...
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