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David Wright

In 14 seasons of Major League Baseball, Chesapeake native David Wright carved out a career that was one of the best in New York Mets franchise history. Drafted by the Mets out of Hickory High School in 2001, Wright would…

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Mike Cubbage

Mike Cubbage was a three-sport star at Charlottesville’s Lane High School, where he excelled on the diamond, the gridiron, and the basketball court where he was teammates with fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Frankie Allen. The Charlottesville native didn’t have…

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Michael Cuddyer

In 15 seasons of Major League Baseball, lifelong Chesapeake resident Michael Cuddyer established himself as much more than a reliable and versatile player and solid teammate. After gaining the national spotlight as the 1997 Virginia High School Player of the…

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Sean Casey

Sean Casey is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he was a three-time All-CAA selection and captured the NCAA batting title during the 1995 season with a .461 batting average. Casey helped lead the Spiders to their first…

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Marty Miller

Marty Miller, a native of Danville, VA, is considered one of Norfolk State University’s greatest ambassadors. Starting at Norfolk State in 1965 as a baseball player, Miller became the first Spartan to be named an NCAA College Division All-American and…

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Dave Rosenfield

Dave Rosenfield served as General Manager of the Tidewater and Norfolk Tides for 48 years, having started the job in 1963 and holding it through the 2011 season. In this time, Rosenfield won four International League Executive of the Year…

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Porter Vaughan Jr.

Porter Vaughan was born in Stevensville, Virginia. He attended Stevensville High School and the University of Richmond, graduating in 1940. He has served as a Trustee from 1970-1974, and again, from 1983 to the present time. Vaughan has served as…

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Charles “Stuck” Stobbs

Before his long career on the diamond in Major League Baseball, Chuck Stobbs became a legend at Norfolk's Granby High School. A superb athlete, Stobbs led Granby in three sports and few doubted that this local hero would not find…

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Sydnor W. Thrift Jr.

From the time of his playing days at Randolph-Macon College, where he earned All-State honors, Syd Thrift was always thinking about ways “to do things better.”  After an injury abruptly ended Thrift’s short professional career as a southpaw pitcher and…

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Edwin Parker “CY” Twombly

One of the founding fathers of intercollegiate athletics at Washington & Lee University, Twombly coached W&L teams to more than 400 victories and guided the University’s athletic progress for more than half a century. W&L benefited greatly from Twombly’s brilliance…

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