Aloha HFFA Ohana,
Bobby Kaye Ferguson – wife of Jim Ferguson, former 10th District* VP of the International Association of Fire Fighters and a longtime friend of HFFA – has reached out to us to ask for our help in supporting her father, Allie Reynolds, to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2022. He is one of 9 candidates the Early Baseball Era Committee will consider for induction.
Reynolds, an American Major League Baseball pitcher, won 182 games in his 13-year big league career with the Cleveland Indians (1942-1946) and New York Yankees (1947-1954), with 6 All-Star team selections.
Nicknamed “Superchief” because of his Muscogee** heritage, Reynolds led both of his teams to 6 World Series titles, going 7-2 with a 2.79 ERA and finished in the Top 3 of the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award voting. In 1951, he won the S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year award, also known as the Hickok Belt, as the top American professional athlete of the year.
Reynolds attended Capitol Hill High School and the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical College (A&M) where he was a multi-sport athlete. He was discovered by Henry Iba (baseball coach of the A&M baseball team) and after excelling at baseball and American football, Reynolds turned to professional baseball.
Learn More about the Process HERE: baseballhall.org/discover/early-baseball-era-ballot-2022
Mahalo for your support!!
(*) 10th District of the IAFF encompasses Hawaii, Arizona, California, and New Mexico.
(**) Muscogee Creek Nation is a federally recognized Native American tribe based in Oklahoma. They are descendants from the Creek Confederacy, a large group of indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands whose official languages include Muscogee, Yuchi, Natchez. Alabama and Koasati. ... See MoreSee Less
Let’s do it. It is the right thing to do. He deserves to be voted into the Hall.