The College Baseball Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019.
The nominees are:
Dave Chalk: Chalk competed at the University of Texas from 1969 to 1972 where he batted .362 and would lead the Longhorns to three College World Series appearances. He would later be a two-time All-Star with the California Angels.
Andre Dawson: Dawson played at Florida A&M, leading the All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs in 1974 and 1975. He would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Wally Hood: Hood played at USC, where in 1948, he went 21-2 in 1948. He would later have a cup of coffee with the New York Yankees.
Mark Kotsay: Kotsay was an absolute stud at the Cal-State Fullerton where he was a two-time All-American and took his school to a College World Series Championship in 1995. That year he won the Golden Spikes Award and was also named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player. A regular Outfielder, he pitched the final five outs to win the title that year. Kotsay would go on to hit 127 Home Runs in the Majors in a career that spanned over eight teams.
Mike Martin: Martin finished his legendary career this year after helming Florida State since 1980. He retired with 2,029-736-4 with a tournament record of 142-83. No manager has more wins in College Baseball and although the Seminoles did not win a championship under his tenure, he never missed the post-season and his teams appeared in 17 College World Series. He is also a two-time Baseball America Coach of the Year.
Dennis Poppe: Poppe worked for the NCAA for 39 years, specifically earning this honor for overseeing the College World Series from 1987 to 2013.
Lloyd Simmons: Simmons won 1,804 Games as the Manager of Seminole State. He led 13 teams to the NJCAA College World Series.
Billy Wagner: Wagner played at Division III Ferrum College where he averaged 16 Strikeouts per nine innings. He would go 17-3 with a 1.63 ERA.
The ceremony will take place on November 1stand 2ndin Baton Rouge.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the College Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019.