Glenn Dobbs was Tulsa’s first consensus All-American. Dobbs signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-American Football Conference and instantly became a success. The Dodgers traded Dobbs to the Los Angeles Dons in 1947. He led the conference in total offense, and set a single season record in professional football with 369 pass attempts and 185 completions in 1948. Dobbs returned to the University of Tulsa in 1955 as the Director of Athletics. He became the football program's Head Coach in 1961 and served until 1968. His teams led the nation in passing from 1962-1966.
Class of 1988 Inductees
Induction Sponsored by the University of Tulsa
OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Warren Spahn was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history with 363 victories, all but seven coming with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves. Over his twenty-one year career, Spahn pitched two-no hitters and won twenty or more games in each of his thirteen seasons, leading the National League in wins eight times. He was the mainstay for the Braves' pitching staff for two decades and led the National League in strikeouts for four consecutive years. He won the 1957 Cy Young Award and was runner-up three times. After his playing days, he coached the Tulsa Oilers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
A native of Woodward, Oklahoma, Robert Dale Fenimore was a triple threat player at Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma A&M) in the 1940's. He held a career rushing record of 2,563 yards and passed for 2,536 yards, with a total offense chart of 5,099 yards. In 1944, he led the nation in total offense with 195 yards per game average. In 1945, he led the nation in both rushing and total offense, and was an All-American in both 1944 and 1945. The 1945 team, which he co-captained, is the only team in OSU history to go unbeaten (9-0). He set many school records, including a career interception mark of 18, which still stands. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame in 2007.
Induction Sponsored by Former Mayor and OSHOF Co-Founder Mick Cornett
Induction Sponsored by Oklahoma State University