National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Announces Induction Class of 2013

Sep 27, 2013 1089

The Induction Committee of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) announced today the inductees for the Class of 2013.

This year's class includes: former Chicago Blackhawk Eddie Olczyk, who played 17 seasons in the NHL, accumulated almost 800 points, and was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012; Johnny Antonelli, five-time National League All-Star and the National League Pitcher of the Year in 1954 (played with the Milwaukee Braves, San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians during his career); Hank Lauricella, starting halfback for the 1950 & 1951 University of Tennessee National Championship squads, and 1981 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee; Larry Lucchino, current President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and the only man with three World Series Rings, a Super Bowl Ring, and a Final Four Watch; Steve Palermo, former American League Umpire, and the recipient of the 1994 Arthur Ashe Courage Award; and the late, Constatine "Cus" D'Amato, boxing manager and trainer of boxing champions Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres.

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