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Baseball Send Its Own to the Hall

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Friday is an exciting day for Mizzou Baseball as some of its own are inducted into the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Ryan Fry and the 1964 Baseball Team will be part of the Class of 2009 that will be enshrined tonight.

 

Fry is the 25th baseball individual to go into the Hall. Fry is one of the greatest hitters in Missouri baseball history. He played at MU from 1995-98 and is still near the top of several lists in the Mizzou record books. Named a Second Team All-American in 1998, Fry was also a standout in the classroom, twice earning Academic All-American honors (1997, 1998) and was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection.

Here is a list of where Fry stands in the Mizzou Baseball record book:

§  1st in hits in a season (92 in 1996)

§  1st in home runs in a season (27 in 1998)

§  1st in career doubles (56)

§  2nd in career RBI (222)

§  2nd in career runs scored (223)

§  2nd in career extra base hits (106)

§  3rd in career hits (265)

 

Today, Fry lives in Liberty, Mo. and is an attorney in Blue Springs, Mo.

 

Also on Friday, the 1964 team will become the fourth team inducted in the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, and the second baseball team. The '64 team joins the 1954 National Champion Baseball team in the Hall of Fame, making baseball the first program to have multiple teams in the Hall.

                Teams in the Missouri Intercollegiate Hall of Fame:

§  1954 Baseball (Class of 1994)

§  1965 Indoor Track (Class of 1995)

§  1941 Football (Class of 2008)

§  1964 Baseball (Class of 2009)

 

The 1964 team was the National runners-up, finishing the year 27-5-1, winning its last 21 games of the season. The Tigers were a perfect 19-0 in the Big Eight, claiming their fourth-straight conference title. That squad led the nation with a 0.65 ERA, an NCAA record that still stands today.

 

The Hall of Fame Class of 2009 will be inducted tonight at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The Class will also be recognized during halftime of Saturday's men's basketball game against Nebraska.

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