Six Honored at Hall of Fame Dinner
By BRENDAN MACNABB
April 22, 2012
The CMU baseball team held its second annual team Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday evening, in honor of the six inductees of the past year, and orchestrated by head coach Claudio Reilsono.
The members of this year's class include Mike Homer and Tim Nagy, who both were standout players in the 1980s, back when the team was coached by Scrappy Allen. The aid that these two men have given the team over the years has also allowed it to continue as it has. Also inducted this year was the man who reformed the Carnegie Mellon baseball team in 1999, Nick Naviglia, whose tireless efforts gave rise to the team that we have today. The fourth member of this year's induction class was Ryan Comes, who was a standout first baseman for the Tartans from 2005 through 2008, and had 17 RBI during the spring 2007 season, and hit .380 during his senior season with the team. Last year's captain, Joe Seymour, was also inducted into the Hall of Fame this season in his first time on the ballot. The former Tartans captain hit .396 over his four years, with three home runs, an OPS of 1.043, and team records of 123 hits and 51 steals in only 60 attempts, all while anchoring the outfield with his remarkable glove. The final inductee into the CMU baseball Hall of Fame for this year is former head coach, National League MVP, and Cooperstown enshrinee Honus Wagner.
The team would like to thank head coach Claudio Reilsono for organizing the event, Rege Kiliany for emceeing, and especially all of the past and present CMU baseball players and benefactors who were in attendance, and continue to show such outstanding support, without which the team could not function.