Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year: Search by Name

Bill Holliday - Wilsonville

Bob Boozer - Omaha Tech

Bob Gibson - Omaha Tech

Bobby Reynolds - Grand Island

Ed Haenfler - Grant

Ed Johnson - Lincoln Northeast

Ed Weir - Superior

Fred Hare - Omaha Tech

Gale Sayers - Omaha Central

Gregg McBride - Lincoln

Grover Cleveland Alexander - St. Paul

Jim Hartung - Omaha South

Johnny Rodgers - Omaha Tech

Julie Vollertsen Melli - Palmyra

Kent McCloughan - Broken Bow

Lloyd Cardwell - Seward

Maurice H. Palrang - Boys Town

Nancy Kindig Malone - Hastings St. Cecilia

Neal Mosser - Omaha Tech

Nile Kinnick - Omaha Benson

Richie Ashburn - Tilden

Sam Crawford - Wahoo

Tom Osborne - Hastings

W.L. "Dutch" Zorn - Gothenburg

Wayne Binfield - Scottsbluff

Athlete.  A big-time talent from a small town in Saunders County, he graduated from Weston High School in 1942. Star of his basketball team (Class C state runner-up, 1941), he was named all-state in both 1941 and 1942. Following service in World War II, he did well in two sports at the University of Nebraska. He played on the last NU basketball team to win  their conference championship, both 1949 and 1950. At the same time. Bob Cerv, matured as a baseball player under the guidance of Coach Tony Sharpe, becoming an All-American college slugger. This versatile athlete played a dozen years in the major leagues, with his best year as a home run hitter in 1958, hitting 38 that season while with the Kansas City Athletics.

He had a lifetime batting average of .276 with 105 home runs. His best year produced 38 home runs at Kansas City. Was understudy to Mickey Mantle while playing for the Yankees and roomed with Mantle and Roger Maris.

His major league stats can be found here: http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/stats/cervbo01