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Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame

The Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame was created in 1942 by the Helms Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles. The foundation selected players, managers and executives who they felt best contributed to the ideals of the Pacific Coast League. The Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1943. A special Hall of Fame room was set up at Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field during the 1943 season to serve as the hall’s home.

In the late 1950s, the hall went dormant for two reasons. The first was the westward moves of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants and the second was the death of Paul Helms. Without its main supporter and its two biggest markets, including the home of the hall itself, the Hall of Fame was largely forgotten.

In 2003, with the Pacific Coast League celebrating its 100th season, it was decided it would be the right time to bring the hall back. In its first new induction in 2003 twenty pre-1957 inductees were elected. Future elections have been open to players from both before and after the 1957 season.

Inductees

1943

1945

Unknown Years prior to 2003

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

See also

Baseball portal

Notes

External links

  • Official website
  • Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame. Baseball-Reference.com

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