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On this Date 1961 - HOF Smoky Burgess Leads Pirates to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 05/17/2019, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Smoky Burgess of the Pittsburgh Pirates had another big day...

May 17, 1961 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Smoky Burgess of the Pittsburgh Pirates had another big day at the plate and figured in a Buc victory.  Batting in the cleanup spot, he had two hits in three at bats and also walked once, including a double and three runs batted in as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.  Born in Caroleen, Burgess was batting .340 at the end of the day.  He joined the NCSHOF in 1978.

Forrest "Smoky" Burgess - NCSHOF

On this Date 1997 - Remembering HOF Horace "Bones" McKinney

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 05/16/2019, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Horace “Bones” McKinney died in Raleigh at the age of 78.

May 16, 1997 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Horace “Bones” McKinney died in Raleigh at the age of 78.  He was a collegiate player at both North Carolina and N.C. State and spent six years in the NBA before embarking on his successful career as a head coach at both the collegiate and professional basketball levels.  He joined the NCSHOF in 1970.

Horace "Bones" McKinney - NCSHOF

  • On this Date 1902 - HOF Eddie Cameron Born

  • By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program and Johnny Moore, NCSHOF Board of Director 04/22/2019, 5:00am EDT
  • On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Eddie Cameron was born in Pittsburgh.
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