Terre Haute Visitor's Guide 2019 - Page 24

Vic Aldridge • Moved to Terre Haute when he married Cleta Wadsworth • Played professional baseball from 1916 to 1931, nine years in the majors • Pitching hero for Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925 World Series • Served in state legislature • Inducted into Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame Ray Arcel • Born in 1899 in Terre Haute • Trained over 2,000 boxers including 19 world champions • Came out of retirement twice to lead Roberto Duran and Larry Holmes to world titles • In every existing boxing hall of fame Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown • Led Terre Haute Tots to Three-I League title in 1901 • Helped to lead Chicago Cubs to four National League titles and two World Series crowns • Career record 239-130 and 2.06 ERA • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949 Max Carey Dr. Greg Bell • Attended Garfield High School and graduated in 1948 • Attended Indiana State University and won three NCAA titles, three AAU titles and Olympic gold in 1956 in the long jump. • Got dentistry degree and became director of dentistry at Logansport State Hospital • Inducted into IU, Indiana and U.S. Track and Field halls of fame Roger Counsil • Attended grade school at Immanuel Lutheran Church School in Terre Haute • Signed with South Bend of the Central League in 1909 and played 20 years in the major leagues • Led Pittsburgh Pirates to 1925 World Series title by hitting .458 • Ranked 9th in stolen bases in major league history • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1961 Axtell • Established world record for stallions and three year olds in Terre Haute in 1889 • Terre Haute syndicate headed by William Ijams of Terre Haute purchased the horse for $105,000 after setting the record, the most ever paid for horse at that time • He was retired to Warren Park until his death in Terre Haute at age 20 Bruce Baumgartner • Exceptional wrestling career at Indiana State University winning the 1982 NCAA heavyweight title after a 44-0 season • Was runner up in NCAA in 1980 and 1981. • Most decorated American wrestler in history with four Olympic medals (two Gold), nine world championship medals (three gold) and four Pam Am Games medals (three gold) • Received James Sullivan Award in 1995 as America’s best amateur athlete Larry Bird • Led Indiana State University to a 33-0 record going into 1979 NCAA National Championship game • Played 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics winning seven conference titles • Legendary gymnastics coach • Won three NBA world championships with over 17 years coaching 46 All- the Celtics and was league MVP three years Americans consecutive • Coached Kurt Thomas and • Member of 1992 gold medal winning spearheaded Indiana State U.S. Olympic team Sycamores to a share of 1977 • Inducted into the ISU Hall of Fame 1999 NCAA title • 1998 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall • Coach for 1978 World Games of Fame and named 1980 Olympic 2010 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as coach member of “Dream Team” • Inducted into ISU, SIU and • Named both Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year Missouri Valley Conference with Indiana Pacers Athletic halls of fame SPORTS 24 • Guide to Terre Haute | DINING