July 11, 2012

Four of Eight Finalists for Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Have Citadel Ties

Bios on nominees and Hall of Fame membership

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame's advisory committee has released the eight candidates for their Class of 2012, and half of them have ties to The Citadel.

Gettys Glaze '92, Tom Hatley '81, Joe Riley '64 and Britt Reames '96 are among the eight finalists that will comprise the Class of 2012. 

Official ballots are at Riley Park and on-line voting will also be available via a link posted at www.riverdogs.com.  Voting will conclude on Friday, Aug. 3 and on Friday, Aug. 10 the top three individuals with the most votes will be inducted prior to the RiverDogs' game against the Hagerstown Suns.

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable and local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Glaze was a member of The Citadel's 1990 World Series team and is one of only a few who both pitched and caught in the same game while Hatley, who was an assistant coach for the 1990 team, is the highly-successful coach at James Island Charter High School. Riley is in his 10th term as Charleston's mayor, and the Bulldogs play in the facility named in his honor and Reames, currently the Bulldogs' pitching coach, played for six years in the major leagues.

The other finalists are Pete Ayoub, Tim Cook, Kiki Cuyler and John Rhodes.

Those from The Citadel who have already been enshrined include Coach Chal Port (2006), Anthony Jenkins and the 1990 Team (2007), Richard Wieters (2008), Donald Morillo and Doug Pounder (2009), and Lee Glaze and Coach Fred Jordan (2010).

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