50 CLASSES OF ASHOF Class of 1995

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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 24 of 50

Class of 1995

  

Cleve Abbott

Cleve Abbott was born December 18, 1892 in Yankton, South Dakota. Holder of one of the world's greatest coaching records. Won 61 championships in football, basketball, tennis and women's track at Tuskegee University. Five National championships in football, 1926, 1929, 1939, 1931, 1934. Won 12 and tied one Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships from 1923 through 1944 (11 straight). Went 46 games without defeat. Football record 191-89-5. Tennis record-23 SIAC championships. Basketball record-one championship. Track record-15 Women's Senior Outdoor AAU championships; 6 Women's Junior Outdoor AAU championships; four Women's Senior Indoor AAU championships. One of the founders of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). He is deceased.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Davey Allison

Davey Allison was born in Hollywood, Florida on February 25, 1961 and raised in Hueytown, Alabama. Ran his first race 4 months after his high school graduation. Won his first race two weeks after his first start. He won about 45 short track races between 1979 and 1984, all the time learning and moving up the racing ladder. His first win on a super speedway came at Talladega in 1983 in an ARCA 500K event. In 1984 he won ARCA's Rookie of the Year. He went on to win 19 Winston cup races and posted 66 top-five finishes and 93 top-ten finishes. He won $6.7 million in his career and is Talladega's all-time winner with 8 victories. Davey died in a helicopter crash on July 13, 1993.



 

  

Bob Baumhower
 
Bob Baumhower was born August 4, 1955 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Two-time All-SEC tackle for the University of Alabama, twice named to All-American teams. Member of the All-Decade team of the seventies. Played in the Senior Bowl before being drafted by the Miami Dolphins. In 1977 he made the All-Rookie team and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Remains the only Dolphin defensive tackle ever to make the Pro Bowl; he played in five, 1979, 1982-84. In 1981, ‘82, ‘83 he was named to several All-AFC teams and All-NFL teams. Baumhower is owner of a chain of successful restaurants. 
 
 
 
 
Patrick DuPre
 
Patrick DuPre was born in Liege, Belgium in 1954 and raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Called the best tennis player this state ever produced. Attended Mountain Brook and was a three-time high school singles champion. In 1971 was ranked 2nd nationally in the Boys 18 Singles Division. In 1972 he won the National Junior Singles Championship and was ranked number 1 nationally in singles and doubles. At Stanford University he was an All-American for 4 years and in 1973 and 1974 Stanford won the NCAA National Championship. As a professional he was a semi finalist at Wimbledon and quarter finalists in the U.S. Open. From 1979 to 1981 he was ranked between 12th and 20th in the world. Presently living in Birmingham.

 

John Mengelt

John Mengelt born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1949 and raised in Elwood, Indiana. Still "Mr. Basketball" to many Auburn fans. He was a 6'2" guard who rewrote much of War Eagle record book. Had six highest scoring single games and eight of top 10. Also held record for most points in season and career scoring average. Had 1,920 points in three year varsity career, players who passed him had four years. His 738 points were a season high and 28.4 average was tops. He hit 80.1% of his free throws and had 200-plus assists. Played nine years in the NBA, earned nickname "Crash" for all-out play. Was drafted by Cincinnati, later played for Detroit and Chicago.
 
 



Terry Moore 
 


 

Terry Moore born in Vernon, Alabama in 1912. Captain of the great St. Louis Cardinal teams of the late 1930's and early 1940's. Lifetime batting average of .280 while missing 3 of what should have been his most productive years because of military service. Recognized by such players as Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter as the "club's inspiration", he was the glue that held the Cardinals together during their world championship seasons of 1942 and 1946. Once tied a Major League record by getting six hits in six times at bat. Played in two World Series and was chosen for four All-Star games. After playing he coached three years for the Cardinals. He passed away on March 29, 1995. 

 

 


 
 
 

 
 
   

 

 
Gene Stallings
 
 
Gene Stallings was born March 2, 1935 in Paris, Texas. Played football for Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant at Texas A&M University. One year after graduation he followed Coach Bryant to the University of Alabama to become an assistant football coach. While at Alabama (1958-64), the Tide went 60-11-5 and won two SEC Championships and two National Championships. He coached the secondary for six years before being appointed as assistant head coach in charge of defense. After coaching jobs at Texas A&M, the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals, he returned to Alabama on June 11, 1990 as the head football coach. In 1992 he won an SEC Championship and a National Championship. He finished his career at the Capstone in 1996 with a record of 70-16-1.