Aurora Boys Baseball

Hall of Fame

Aurora Boys Baseball proudly recognizes the contribution and accomplishments of its former players, coaches, and officials.  It is with great honor that we present to you the inductees to the Aurora Boys Baseball Hall of Fame.
 

Players                  Coaches / Officials
       
Rich Becker - Class of 2009

Minor League 1980-'82 Optimist Club
Major Leagues 1983-'84 Aurora Metals
Pony League 1985-'86 Aurora Police
Legion League 1987-'89 Aurora Federal Savings
  George Andrews - Class of 2009

Managed for 7 years 1964-'71.
President and member of Board of Directors 1966-'81.
Responsible for development of baseball complex at Garfield Park after whom on of the fields is named.
Bob Christenson - Class of 2009

Minor League 1976-'78 Old Second Bank
Major Leagues 1979-'80 Phoenix CLub
Pony League 1981-'82 Swanson Plumbing
Legion League 1983-'85 Equipto Manufacturing
  Phil Campbell - Class of 2009

Managed for 41 years 1969-2009.
Managed 700 regular season games with record of 417 wins, 274 losses and 9 ties.
Compiled 29 playoff wins against 24 losses with one championship and two runner up.
Bill Copp - Class of 2009

Minor League 1973-'75 Metal Polish Green
Major Leagues 1976-'77 Barber-Greene
Pony League 1978-'79 Exchange Club
Legion League 1980-'81 Equipto Manufacturing
  Don Crawford - Class of 2009

Managed 21 years and coached 5 seasons all for Lyon Metal with a record of 183 wins, 166 losses and one championship.
Served on Board of Directors for 20 years including 1 year as President.
Matt German - Class of 2009

Minor League 1993 Sandmark Painting
                       1994 Hollywood Pizza
Major League 1995 - '96 Jungels Electric
Pony League  1997- '98 Tiger Club
Legion League 1999 Sikich Gardner
  Charlie Essig - Class of 2009

Managed/coached for 33 consecutive years 1977-2009 with a record of 210 wins, 52 losses and 1 tie including championships in '83, '84, and '85.
Won 71 of 72 games during one stretch including 52 consecutive and had 3 undefeated seasons.
Served on Board of Directors for 18 years.
Bob Kipper - Class of 2009

Minor League 1973-'74 Jimmy's Hot Dogs
Major Leagues 1975-'76 Andersen Realty
Pony League 1977-'78 Leonardi's
Legion League 1979 Tiger Club
  Scott Everhart - Class of 2009

Managed/coached for 28 consecutive years 1982 - 2009 with a record of 414 wins and 86 losses.
Instrumental in creation of Rookie League.
Served on Board of Directors for 10 years including 3 as President.
Organized and developed Aurora Starz traveling team program.
Gary Krattenmacher- Class of 2009

Minor League 1964 - '65 Oatman's Dairy
Major Leagues 1966 - '67 Aurora Redi-Mix
Pony League 1968 - '69 Northlake Merchants
Legion League 1970 - '72 Frost Electric
  John Galles - Class of 2009

Sponsored a team for 37 consecutive years 1973-2009.
Served on Board of Directors and as Player Agent for 37 years including 3 years as President.
Honored by City of Aurora with naming of the John Galles Complex at Solfisburg Park.
Preston Larrison - Class of 2009

Minor League 1989- '91 Dolan & Murphy
Major Leagues 1992-'93 Liberty Mutual
Pony League 1994-'95 Eagle Club
  Don Jungels, Sr. - Class of 2009

Managed for 32 years with  a record of 367 wins, 244 losses and 12 ties.
Managed additional 9 seasons in Pony and Legions Leagues.
Sponsored total of 27 teams in Minors and Majors over past 18 years and served on Board of Directors for 9 years.
Mark Lindo - Class of 2009

Minor League 1966-'68 Han Win Products
Major Leagues 1969-'70 Improvement Savings
Pony League 1971-'72 Moose Club 400
Legion League 1973-'75 UAW
  Kevin LeBeau - Class of 2009

Sponsored total of 36 teams in 3 leagues through 2009. 
Managed for 20 years and coached 4 additional seasons compiling a regular season record of 292 wins and 68 losses.  Record of 42 wins and 15 losses in playoffs including 5 league championships and 5 runner up.
Record of 153 wins and 9 losses from 2001 - 2009. 
Served on Board of Directors from 2003-'09.
Greg Miller - Class of 2009

Minor League 1988-'90 Peterson Construction
Major Leagues 1991-'92 Feltes Gravel
Pony League 1993-'94 Corner Classics
Legion League 1995-'96 Amvets
  Dan Peterson - Class of 2009

Sponsored teams for 11 seasons in the Minro League from 1987-'97.
Managed for 11 seasons with a record of 161 wins, 34 losses and 2 ties including 5 league championships (4 consecutive) and one runner up.
Served of Board of Directors for 7 years.
Jerry Renner - Class of 2009

Major Leagues 1952-'53 Stephens-Adamson
Pony League 1954-'55 Stoner Manufacturing
Legion League 1956-'58 Tiger Club
  Kevin Ream - Class of 2009

Managed for 16 years in the Majors including 15 years with Kackert Associates.
Sponsored a team for 4 years.
Served as Board of Directors for 11 years through 2009.
Scott Ruddy - Class of 2009

Minor League 1965-'66 Teamsters
Major Leagues 1967-'68 Pines Engineering
Pony League 1969-'70 Northlake Merchants
Legion League 1971-'73 Platt Electric
  Fred Weidner - Class of 2009

Regular umpire for 22 years through 2009.
Served on the Board of Directors for 2 years through 2009.
Frank Schuster - Class of 2009

Major Leagues 1963-'64 National Brush
Pony League 1965-'66 Valley City Transfer
Legion League 1967-'69 Optimist Club
  Joel Wyeth - Class of 2009

Regular umpire from 1985-2009.
Served as umpire-in-chief from 1993-2009.
Served on the Board of Directors from 1992-2009.