San Diegans in MLB

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Six Padres are among 33 players from San Diego high schools who have played Major League Baseball this season. 2008 season Players from San Diego high schools in Major League Baseball Name, team, position, high school Hank Blalock, Rangers, 3B, Rancho Bernardo Eric Chavez, A’s, 3B, Mt. Carmel Matt Chico, […]

Cali Girls

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San Diego has long managed to produce some of the top college field hockey prospects in the nation, including Olympians and U.S. national team players, despite the lack of an elite collegiate program on the West Coast to nurture the sport. 08-21-2004 By Tom Shanahan, San Diego Hall of Champions […]

A baseball legend worth knowing

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“It was the thrill to play for the Padres. The fans cheered and my feeling was it was because I was a San Diego boy making good. It had nothing to do with race.” — John Ritchey, the Jackie Robinson of the Pacific Coast League. 05-09-2006 By TOM SHANAHAN, San […]

Torrey’s No. 7 returns to retirement

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Casey Allred returns his uncle’s jersey to retirement with the end of Torrey Pines’ football season. 11-10-2007 By Tom Shanahan, San Diego Hall of Champions John Lynch’s No. 7 Torrey Pines High jersey is going back into retirement with the end of the Falcons’ season Two years ago, Casey Allred […]

Traveling man

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St. Augustine High quarterback Jason Forcier once commuted by train to Santa Ana Mater Dei, but he’s enjoying a homecoming senior season with the Saints. See http://saintsfb.com 10-05-2004 By Tom Shanahan, San Diego Hall of Champions St. Augustine quarterback Jason Forcier hoped to show college recruiters he’s more than a […]

Chargers draft defense first

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The Chargers used both of their first-round draft picks on defensive players, taking Maryland defensive end/outside linebacker Shawne Merriman with the 12th pick and Northwestern defensive tackle Luis Castillo with the 28th choice. 04-23-2005 By Tom Shanahan, San Diego Hall of Champions The Chargers used both of their two first-round […]

FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions How much is admission to the museum?Adults are $8, Seniors & Military are $6, children ages 7-17 are $4, and children ages 6 and under are free. When is the “Free Tuesday” for the museum?The SDHOC “Free Tuesday” is the fourth Tuesday of every month. Admission is […]

Ernie Ladd, Breitbard Hall-of-Fame inductee

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Ernie “Giant Cat” Ladd will be inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame at the 59th annual Salute to Champions dinner on Feb. 22 at the Town and Country Hotel. For ticket information, call 619-234-2544. 02-15-2005 By Tom Shanahan, San Diego Hall of Champions Ernie Ladd likes to say the […]

National Letter of Intent

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‘SIGNING PARTY’ A BIG SUCCESS A record crowd estimated at more than 500 filled the San Diego Hall of Champions on Wednesday, for the ‘Signing Party’ where 178 student-athletes from 58 different high schools signed National Letters of Intent to accept college scholarships. Every sport but football, soccer and boys’ […]