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Texas League Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Texas League Hall of Fame Class of 2011

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Texas League Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Roy Acuff, Broadcaster, Victoria 1974, San Antonio 1988-present
The dean of Texas League broadcasters, Acuff is the longest serving play-by-play man in the long history of the league, with 25 seasons behind the microphone, 24 consecutive in San Antonio. A native of Mineral Wells, Texas, Acuff began his Texas League career with the league champion Victoria Toros in 1974 during their lone season in the league. He returned to the loop in 1988, joining San Antonio after the club was purchased by Dave Elmore. Over his long career in the league, Acuff has called the action for more than 3,000 games, including four Texas League All-Star games and six league-championship series, four of which were won by San Antonio.

Roberto Alomar, Infielder, Wichita 1987
Alomar, a speedy, good hitting and a smooth fielding infielder who helped lead Wichita to a championship in their first season in the league. Playing both second base and shortstop, Alomar led all shortstops with 167 put outs in 113 games at that position. Alomar went on to have a long career in the Major Leagues, being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. G AB 130 536 R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB BA TB OB% XBH 88 171 41 4 12 68 49 74 43 .319 257 .381 57

1987

Wichita

Gregg Jefferies, Shortstop, Jackson 1986-87
A power hitting infielder, Jefferies came to the Texas League with a vaunted reputation as a hot hitting prospect. He did not disappoint league fans. After a brief and flashy glimpse of his talents in 1986, Jefferies had a spectacular season in 1987, leading the league in doubles, while batting .367, mashing 20 homers, driving in 101 runs and stealing 26 bases. For his efforts, Jefferies was voted to the Texas League post-season All-Star team, as well as being named the league’s Player of the Year. G AB 5 19 134 510 R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB BA TB SLG% XBH 1 8 1 1 0 7 2 2 1 .421 11 .579 2 81 187 48 5 20 101 49 43 26 .367 305 .598 73

1986 1987

Jackson Jackson

James “Curley” Maloney, Player, Pitcher, Manager
One of the pioneers in the early years of the loop, Maloney participated in 17 of the first 21 years of the existence of the Texas League as a pitcher, player and manager. In the early years of his career in the league, Maloney was a pitcher who had moderate success. After the league was reorganized in 1902, he was an integral member of the powerhouse Corsicana team that ran away with the league pennant. In 101 games that season, Maloney led the league with 101 runs scored, 140 hits and 31 doubles. In 1908, he would lead the league, again, in hits (169) and doubles (34) while playing for Dallas. In 1909, Maloney took over the Dallas club as manager, guiding them to three consecutive winning seasons, as well as and the TL pennant in 1909. A dependable player on defense, Maloney played both infield and outfield during his long career, leading center fielders in chances in 1905, games in 1906 and assists in 1909. G 23 15 57 12 12 101 81 92 114 116 140 147 142 76 6 12 AB R 82 57 7 212 43 44 8 50 9 450 101 352 376 55 442 51 447 43 562 57 560 71 522 43 266 23 17 2 36 2 H 8 18 57 14 23 140 86 103 116 110 132 169 122 58 1 9 2B 3B HR BB K SB 2 4 0 0 5 8 0 2 6 2 2 0 1 7 0 1 3 31 8 7 27 11 3 9 13 29 22 4 4 29 23 20 4 2 27 2 8 24 34 4 6 29 17 3 0 36 7 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 8 0 BA .098 .316 .269 .318 .460 .311 .244 .274 .262 .246 .235 .302 .234 .218 .059 .250

1889 1892 1895 1898 1899 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912

Dallas Dallas Sherman Austin Austin Corsicana Corsicana Cor/Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Galveston

1889 1892 1895 1898 1903 1905 1906 1908

Dallas Dallas Sherman Austin Corsicana Dallas Dallas Dallas

W-L G CG SHO IP H 9-8 17 153 8-5 14 10 0 15-20 37 5-4 9 8 0 1-3 4 3 0-1 1 0 14 1-0 1 5-0 5

BB K ERA 36 120 1.76 70 64 29 1 0 13 4 2

Manager’s Record 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 Total Corsicana Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Galveston Galveston W L 48-39 65-65 79-49 84-55 90-55 75-64 83-57 77-69 59-79 49-56 709-588 PCT .552 .500 .617 .604 .621 .540 .593 .527 .428 .467 .547 (Replaced 8/1) 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 4th 6th (Replaced 7/24)

Claud “Ug” Robertson, Catcher, Manager
A superb catcher and teacher, Robertson was considered one of the best overall catchers in the early history of the league. Known as a very hard worker and a great coach of young pitchers, he was a .279 hitter in 787 league games and led catchers in total chances in 1920 and fielding in 1926 and 1929. He also threw out a fantastic 111 runners attempting to steal in 1920. Robertson had a knack for getting hit by pitches, having led the league in that area for four different seasons, a skill that led to more than a few disagreements during his career. G 78 124 118 114 111 88 99 70 57 AB 209 390 395 340 309 250 321 201 148 R 22 43 48 37 39 23 37 16 12 H 49 112 110 110 87 70 101 45 31 2B 7 22 23 20 20 12 11 4 8 3B HR RBI 0 1 1 0 35 5 2 53 2 2 53 5 4 52 2 1 40 0 2 35 2 1 21 0 0 12 BB 11 25 30 35 32 23 14 22 16 K SB BA 10 1 .234 15 12 .287 32 10 .278 17 2 .324 11 0 .282 9 1 .280 4 4 .315 14 0 .224 8 1 .209

1919 1920 1921 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931

Dallas Dallas Dallas Beaumont Beaumont Bmt/WF Beaumont Dallas/WF San Antonio

Manager’s Record W L 1928 BMT 47-104 1929 BMT 72-87 1931 SA 66-94 1932 SA 57-91

PCT .311 .453 .413 .385

Hank “Rube” Robinson, Pitcher
In his lone season in the loop, Robinson put together one of the greatest single seasons for a pitcher in the history of the league. Robinson was noted for the ability to warm up quickly, which led to his having a number of wins in relief. A left handed hurler, Robinson also had wonderful control, walking just 60 batters in 300 innings, while striking out 243. A native of Arkansas, Robinson finished his career by pitching 12 consecutive years in the Southern Association at Little Rock. Over his professional career, he had a 273-195 record, winning nearly 60% of all his decisions. W-L PCT 28-7 .800 G IP H BB K 37 300 215 60 243

1911

Fort Worth

Pete Turgeon, Infielder
A power hitting, speedy infielder, Turgeon was also one of the top second baseman of his era. A good base runner and lead-off hitter, Turgeon had six seasons during which he scored 100 or more runs, four of them consecutively, both Texas League records. In 1923 and 1927, Turgeon led the loop in sacrifice hits. The led second basemen in chances and games played in 1923, while leading second baseman in double plays in 1928. Having played in 1,097 games over eight seasons, Turgeon is ranked 7th all time in runs scored (787), tied for sixth in home runs (138), eighth in extra-base hits(426), ninth in runs batted in (627) and tenth in total bases (1,968). G 151 156 105 160 157 158 142 68 AB 587 585 385 634 600 628 594 251 R 115 116 75 133 115 100 116 17 H 173 166 113 188 183 154 182 53 2B 36 29 15 27 31 43 41 12 3B 14 5 9 3 11 2 6 4 HR RBI 7 56 28 121 18 69 26 82 18 94 19 78 22 98 0 29 BB 53 69 39 57 64 53 41 21 K 56 90 46 71 60 58 69 26 SB 24 36 13 21 22 15 6 0 BA .290 .284 .294 .297 .305 .245 .306 .211

1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1934

Beaumont Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Fort Worth

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