Don Larsen

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Inducted in 1964, Don Larsen is the only man to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. On October 8, 1956, against an outstanding Brooklyn Dodgers lineup, using a no-windup delivery he had adopted only two weeks earlier, Don threw only 97 pitches. He struck out seven and did […]

Hobbs Adams

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Football, Inducted 1994 A football, baseball, basketball and track star at San Diego High (Class of 1922), he then went to USC, where he captained Howard jones’ first team in 1925. He coached at Monrovia High from 1926-28 and then returned to San Diego High as Cavers head football coach from […]

Bob Skinner

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Inducted in 1976, Bob Skinner was a hard hitting major league outfielder from 1951-1966 and played on two World Series champion teams: the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals. A La Jolla High School graduate, he was a National League All-Star in 1958, 1960 and 1962. He […]

Maureen Connolly

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Inducted in 1956. Maureen Connolly Brinker, nicknamed “Little Mo” because her unerring back court artillery rivaled that of the battleship Missouri (”Big Mo”), was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis, sweeping the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Singles titles in 1953. That year she won ten […]

Florence Chambers

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Inducted in 1970. Florence Chambers Newkirk was one of San Diego’s first champion swimmers, finishing fourth in the 100 meter freestyle at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris when she was just sixteen years old. She began swimming in 1917 because of a back injury she suffered when she was […]

Lifetime Achievement

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2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year Jerry Coleman If ever there was an individual who exemplified “Lifetime Achievement,” it was Jerry Coleman. Coleman, who starred on the field with the New York Yankees, made a career as one of Major League’s most entertaining announcers and was the face of […]

Breitbard hall of fame

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Bob Breitbard Bob Breitbard, the founder of the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum, passed away last May at the age of 91. He was a local sports pioneer and mentor and we still feel his loss. Learn more about his legacy. Read More Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship Established in […]

Graig Nettles

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Inducted in 1991, Graig Nettles who played baseball and basketball at San Diego High and San Diego State, combined power and outstanding defense in a twenty-two year career as a third baseman for six major league teams. A New York Yankee in 1973-1983, he was only the sixth captain in […]