In Recognition of


Inducted May 31, 1997

H.E.B. Schools:  Shady Oaks Elementary, Hurst Junior High;  Played Tri-Cities Baseball;  L.D. Bell High School:  Baseball All District, District 7-4A Most Valuable Player 1972;  Paris Junior College:  Baseball Scholarship, Two No-Hitters, All Conference, Most Valuable Player, Outstanding Athlete Award;  Drafted First Round Atlanta Braves 1974;  Ten Seasons in Major Leagues:  Braves, Pirates, Cardinals, Phillies, Royals;  Rookie Season 1978:  Won First Seven Decisions, Winning Pitcher in Game that Stopped Pete Rose's National League Record Forty-four Game Hitting Streak;  National Player of the Week, July 14-21, 1980;  One Hit San Francisco Giants 1983;  Fifth in Voting for Cy Young Award 1983;  Top Ten Among National League Pitchers in Shut-outs, Strike-outs, Wins, Completed Games, Innings Pitched 1983-84;  Left-handed Starting Pitcher on Sporting News National League All Star Team 1983;  Career Totals:  3.99 ERA, Thirteen Shut-outs, 940 Strike-outs.

He is committed to his family, the church, and the One he serves.  His lifestyle and character speak for themselves.

Born February 10, 1954

The Player - The Professional

"His Servant"