Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year: Search by Name

Bill Holliday - Wilsonville

Bob Boozer - Omaha Tech

Bob Cerv - Weston

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–Considered one of the toughest major league baseball pitchers of all time, his athletic prowess was first noticed as a basketball player while at Omaha Technical High School, from which he graduated in 1953. For a time thereafter he followed the lure of basketball, playing for Creighton University in Omaha, then in the highly respected college all-star game,  and for a time on the road with the Harlem Globetrotters. But after joining the St. Louis baseball team Bob Gibson definitely got serious about the game of baseball, leading them as a great pitcher to three pennants and two World Series championships. His best year may have been 1968 when he had 22 wins against 9 losses and had a record-breaking ERA of 1.12 for that season. He had a 1.89 ERA in World Series play and holds the major league record for lowest ERA in a season (1968). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.

In 2005 and 2015, The Omaha World-Herald chose Gibson as the No. 1 athlete in the state’s history.