The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s advisory committee has released its candidates for the Class of 2019. Enshrinement will be conducted by voting from local fans.
Fans will select the two that collect the most votes while the committee will vote in one additional member. Official ballots will be at Riley Park and online voting will also be available via a link posted at RiverDogs.com or at https://forms.gle/iBdM9Lu1CYUxx3qH8.
Voting will conclude on Friday, July 5 at Noon. The three inductees will be honored prior to the Aug. 3 home game against Delmarva.
The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
The finalists, in alphabetical order, for the Class of 2019:
Steve Arrington (Player) — A Lowcountry native, Arrington was a right fielder/pitcher for The Citadel… Named the 1973 Southern Conference baseball player of the year after leading the SoCon in strikeouts (93 K in 65 IP), home runs (6) and RBI (28) … Member of the 1971 SoCon Championship team (22-9) under Coach Chal Port … Held the school single-season records for strikeouts (213 in 1973), complete games (8 in 1972) and shutouts (3 in 1971)… Spent nearly 30 years in the U.S. Air Force in worldwide assignments and attained the rank of full Colonel… Hanahan resident.
Tony Cadden (Coach) — Won three state championships as a player at Country Day High School during his final three seasons (1973-75) … Played second base at North Greenville College … After college, he coached recreation baseball on James Island …Coached a team in the South Carolina Collegiate Summer League for two years and took the South Carolina College All-Stars to Cincinnati for the Collegiate Summer League World Series… Coached American Legion Post 147 baseball team for 20 years, raising over $100,000 during his tenure to fund the program so players would not have to pay to play … Led Post 147 teams to several league titles and a pair of state runner-up titles … More than 100 of his players played collegiately and eight former players played professional baseball… Was an associate scout for the Texas Rangers for eight years and is currently an associate scout for the New York Mets … Currently serves as an assistant baseball coach for Porter Gaud.
Mike Cisco (Player)- Former Wando High School and University of South Carolina RHP pitcher …named to 2005 South Carolina AAAA All-State High School team … Member of 2005 SC/NC Select All-Star team … Posted a 19-10 record for South Carolina from 2006-08 … “Our Greg Maddux,” coach Ray Tanner once said of Cisco, the grandson of former MLB pitching coach Galen Cisco …Was a dependable starter on very good USC teams that reached the NCAA Tournament …Pitched in the minors for six seasons, reaching Triple-A … Mt. Pleasant resident.
Michael R. “Mike” Montei (Player) — A two-time member of the All-Southern Conference baseball team and a four-year letterman at The Citadel…His 30 victories set the standard for all Citadel pitchers …When he graduated in 1987, Montei was tied as the second all-time winningest pitcher in military college history … Also upon his graduation, he held school records for most innings pitched in a season (99.1 in ‘87) and career (315), and most career appearances (64)… As a freshman, was the winning pitcher for Coach Chal Port’s 400th career victory … Was the winning pitcher against North Carolina three straight years … Enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
Bo Parks (Player) — Summerville baseball standout … Inducted into the Dorchester School District 2 Hall of Fame in 2000 … Played on Summerville’s 1978 and 1979 state championship baseball and football teams … Posted a 56-6 career high school pitching record, with seven no-hitters … Also has the state record for consecutive wins in a season with a 16-0 record in 1979 … Four career no-hitters… Had 20 consecutive wins… Had a 20-strikeout game in 1978.
John Pawlowski (Coach)- Former Clemson player/assistant coach and College of Charleston head coach … Turned College of Charleston into a Southern Conference powerhouse during his nine seasons (2000-2008) … Led Cougars to at least 36 wins six times, three NCAA Regional appearances and a Super Regional appearance in 2006 … Three-time SoCon Coach of the Year …38 former Cougars were drafted, including a school-record nine in 2008 or signed free agent contracts under Pawlowski …Finished tenure at Charleston with a record of 338-192, including a 2004-07 window in which the Cougars established a SoCon record for most wins in a four-year span (180-67) … CofC’s 48-15 record in 2005 is still the most wins in SoCon history… Left CofC to become head coach at Auburn in 2009 and is currently the head coach at Western Kentucky.
Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees
Lewis Elmore “Lukey” Dudley
Richard “Dick” Jones
Philip A. Hartig
Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Billy Swails, Jr.
John Dodds, Jr.
W.S. “Bull” Durham
1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Star Team
1990 Citadel World Series Team