Induction Sponsored by
Bing & Patty Hampton
While playing for the Cleveland Indians, Allie Reynolds became one of the best strike out pitchers. Traded to the New York Yankees in 1946, the “Superchief” finished the 1947 season with the league’s highest winning percentage and a World Series championship. He won 16 games in 1948 and 17 in 1949, and was a key factor in the Yankees six world championships in 1947 and 1949-1953. His combined seven wins and four saves are still a World Series record over 50 years later. In 1951, he threw two no-hitters and the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association named him the “Player of the Year”. He also received the Hickock Award as the “professional athlete of the year”.