Gene McArtor
Gene McArtor

Event:
Baseball

Hall of Fame Class:
1999



As a player at Missouri, won all-conference and all-district honors as a decorated first baseman from 1961-63. Played on two Big Eight Conference championship teams and two squads that advanced to the College World Series. Team captain as a senior. Returned to MU as assistant baseball coach in 1969 after coaching and teaching at the high school level in his hometown St. Louis. Served in that role until 1974 when he succeeded John "Hi" Simmons as the Tigers' head coach. During his 21 years at the helm, compiled a 733-430-3 record and won Big Eight championships in 1976 and '80. Took six teams to the NCAA Tournament and coached 13 all-Americans and 41 all-conference players. McArtor served on the NCAA Baseball Committee from 1987-92, including two years as chairman, during a period of unprecedented growth for the CWS. Former president of the American Baseball Coaches Association and a member of the ABCA Hall of Fame, the Webster Groves High School Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. Since retiring as MU baseball coach, has continued to serve the department as senior associate director of athletics and was interim director of athletics for several months in 1998.

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