50 CLASSES OF ASHOF Class of 1990

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:00 pm


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October 11, 2017


On April 28, 2018, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 50th Class.  In celebration of this milestone, we will be providing you with information on all of our Inductees beginning with the Inaugural Class of 1969, and culminating with the Class of 2018.

Number 19 of 50

Class of 1990


 Pat Dye

Pat Dye was born November 6, 1939 in Blythe, Georgia. He became an All-American guard at the University of Georgia and was also named an Academic All-American. Dye played two years in the Canadian Football League following an Army tour of duty. In 1965, he joined the coaching staff of Paul Bryant at the University of Alabama, during the next 9 years, he was part of two national championships.  Dye was named the head coach at Auburn University in 1981. During the decade of the eighties, he established one of the premier programs in the country, winning or sharing four SEC titles with an 81- 25 won-loss record. He retired from coaching at the end of the 1992 season.


Charles "Red" Farmer

Charles "Red" Farmer was born October 15, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his racing career in 1949 in Florida and moved to Birmingham in 1960. He has won more than 790 feature races and has won NASCAR National Championships in three decades, the 50's, 60's and 70's. He won the nation's premier sportsman race at Daytona International Speedway in 1971 and ARCA races at Talladega Super Speedway in 1984 and 1988. He finished fourth in the 1972 Talladega 500 and has been rated most popular driver by his NASCAR peers several times. Farmer, along with Bobby Allison, became known as the "Alabama Gang".






Lindy Hood
Lindy Hood was born July 30, 1907 in  Leesburg, Alabama. He was the first All American basketball player at the University of Alabama. He gained that status without ever playing the game until he was a college freshman in 1927. He came to Alabama to play football and was on the Rose Bowl team in 1931, but basketball turned out to be his game. Urged by Coach Hank Crisp, he went out for the team and became its starting center as a sophomore. One season later as a junior, Lindy led Alabama to the conference championship and the only undefeated season ever. For almost half a century he remained the only University basketball player to be named All-American. He passed away October 17, 1972.

Jimmy Outlaw
Jimmy Outlaw was born January 20, 1913 in Orme, Tennessee. He played shortstop one year for Auburn in 1932. In 1934, he signed a professional contract with the Cincinnati Reds. After 4 years in the minor leagues with batting averages of .250, .340, .351, and .330, and being named the All Star 3rd baseman for Nashville and Syracuse. Outlaw made his major league debut by getting 3 hits off the great Dizzy Dean. He played 10 years in the major leagues, 2 at Cincinnati, one at Boston, and seven at Detroit. In 1945 while hitting .271, he helped lead the Detroit Tigers to the World Championship over the Chicago Cubs four games to three. When he finished in the major leagues he had a career .268 batting average. He passed away in 2006.


Ray Perkins

Ray Perkins was born November 6, 1941 in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Perkins was outstanding as a wide receiver for the Crimson Tide for three years (1964, 1965, 1966). During this time the Alabama teams compiled a 30-2-1 record including 2 national championships (1964-65) and 3 SEC titles. Perkins was team captain his senior year, SEC player of the year and All American. He played in 2 Orange Bowls and 1 Sugar Bowl, and set records in both. He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and played five years there. He played in Super Bowl III in 1969 and Super Bowl V in 1971 when the Colts were World Champions. In 1979, he was named head coach of the New York Giants. In 1983, he returned to the University of Alabama as head coach. In 1987, he became the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 1992, he was named the head football coach at Arkansas State University. From 1993-96, he was with the staff of the New England Patriots. In 1997, he was the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders.


Wimp Sanderson 

Wimp Sanderson was born August 8, 1937 in Florence, Alabama. He attended Coffee High School and the University of North Alabama. In 1960, he became the graduate assistant at the University of Alabama, and in 1961 he was made a full time assistant. He served in this capacity for 20 years until 1981 when he was named Alabama's head basketball coach. In ten years as head coach his teams averaged 21.8 wins a year, with a 218-100 record, and they won 4 SEC tournaments. They played in one NIT and eight NCAA tournaments making the "Sweet 16" five times. The only coach in Alabama history to win 200 or more games in his first 10 years. He was the SEC Coach of the Year in 1987, 1989 and 1990, and was the National Coach of the Year in 1987.









































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