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Despite over a century of athletic excellence, Alameda High had never established an athletic Hall of Fame. To fill that long-overdue void, last year, long time coach and athletic director Brad Thomas convened a committee to establish a Hall of Fame and induct an inaugural class.

After three months of meetings and candidate reviews, the committee has selected the innaugural 10-member Class of 2017, who were inducted into the Alameda High School Athletic Hall of Fame at a the 1st annual HOF banquet on June 10, 2017.

This first class is truly an exceptional group of athletes.

Here are the 2017 inductees,
with a brief summary of accomplishments.

   2017 Hornet HOF Banquet - Thank You's

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 1st annual Hornet HOF Banquet such a success.
In addition to the Hall of Famers, families, friends and other attendees, we'd really like to thank the following sponsors:



Alameda Hornet Hall of Fame:

Inaugural Induction Class of 2017

Bartell was known for his hyper-aggressive play with the Phillies, and was chosen to start the very first All Star game at shortstop, reflecting his status as a top player. During his four years with the Phillies he had three seasons with 40 doubles and 100 runs scored. After four years he was traded to the New York Giants, and helped them win two National League pennants. Bartell hit .381 in the 1936 world series in a losing effort to the powerful New York Yankees. In 1937, the Giants again won the pennant with Bartell hitting .306; and he was chosen to be an all star again. After one year playing with the Cubs, he was traded to the Tigers in 1940 and helped lead them to a pennant.

Bartell was known as “Rowdy Richard” because of his fiery attitude and aggressive style of play. Although only 5’ 9” and 160 he was often involved in fights and was known to never back down from anyone. He was accused of spiking players on the base path and was traded six times in his career. During his 18 year big league career he amassed an impressive 2165 hits with an excellent lifetime batting average of .284.

Dick Bartell is a member of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, and the baseball field at Lincoln Park in Alameda is named in his honor. He passed away in 1995 at age 87 in Alameda.



  Inductees: Class of 2018:  TBA



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