Inductee Class of 1993

George Brunet

George Brunet

(Houghton)

pitched for 18 seasons in professional baseball, compiling a 69-93 record and 3.62 ERA.  He signed with the Detroit Tigers in 1953.  Brunet, who played 992 games in 33 years, also pitched and managed in the Mexican League and tossed a three-hitter at age 45.

Ray Crandall

Ray Crandall

(Iron River)

was an undefeated boxer in high school and won the Golden Gloves tournament in Green Bay in 1939.  He boxed for the University of Wisconsin and won titles at 120 and 127 pounds in 1942 and 1943, respectively, helping the Badgers to the NCAA championship in 1942.  He coached the Golden Gloves program in Escanaba.  He served six terms as U.P. Sports Hall of Fame president and is a charter member of the Hall's Executive Council.

Bob Erickson

Bob Erickson

(Norway)

began playing golf at age 13 and won the Midwest Amateur championship in 1952 and was the Chicago Amateur champion in 1956.  He turned pro at age 30 and joined the PGA Tour full-time in 1968, playing until 1975.  His best finish was fifth in 1971.  He joined the Senior Tour in 1980.  He won the U.S.  National Senior PGA title in 1982, and has won four Florida Senior championships.

Wayne Melchiori

Wayne Melchiori

(Ironwood)

was a three-year varsity football player at the University of Michigan (1950-52) and recipient of the Fielding H.  Yost Award.  The former all-state football and basketball player at Stambaugh High School was selected to the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1982 after compiling a 98-43-4 record from 1959-1976 at Ironwood.

Fran Mellinger

Fran Mellinger

(Menominee)

whose Menominee High School track teams won three U.P. Class A-B titles and five regional titles from 1967-81.  He was an outstanding all-around athlete at Stephenson High School and was a four-year starter at quarterback.

Russell Osterman

Russell Osterman

(Baraga)

lettered in track and football one year at Michigan Tech and two years at the University of Michigan.  Played in the 1951 Rose Bowl and 1951 Blue-Gray All-Star Game.  He donated $500,000 to the UM football Center of Champions building in 1989 and has established a series of college scholarships at Baraga High School worth nearly $250,000.

Nello Tedeschi

Nello "Fungo" Tedeschi

(Iron Mountain)

was most talked-about pitcher in the area in the 1920s, he signed with the Chicago White Sox, but was let go in 1919 when the franchise released most of its minor league players.  He then played for many years in Iron Mountain and Hibbing, Minnesota.

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