Marshall Baseball Hall of Fame
The establishment of Marshall Baseball Hall Of Fame was created in 2015. Kelly Loft, MBA President said, "It is long overdue for Marshall to recognize those individuals who have played, organized, and sponsored 'the great game of baseball' in the community of Marshall. Each of these individuals has served Marshall baseball with passion, commitment and has brought recognition to the game we all love.”The inaugural 2015 class was inducted during a ceremony on May 29, 2015
Fred Roufs (2019) – Fred moved to Marshall in 1976 and immediately became involved with amateur baseball by joining the Marshall Baseball Association which oversaw the city’s two amateur teams, the A’s and Giants. Improvements made to American Legion Field during his tenure included a new grandstand, dugout reconstruction, a scoreboard that supported digital graphics, …Click here to view all inductees for this year.
Jim Culhane (2018) – Baseball has always been a big part of Culhane’s life, first as a player and later as a coach. He spent many years playing for the various Marshall teams, including joining the A’s in the summer of 1965. After 10 years as Head Baseball Coach at Tracy High School, Culhane returned …Click here to view all inductees for this year.
Steve Verkinderen (2017) – If a baseball game was being played in Marshall over the past 40 years, chances are Steve was somehow involved. Starting as a player in the early 1980’s, his Marshall baseball career included stops with Marshall High School, Legion, VFW, Marshall Giants and finally Marshall A’s. He was a key member …Click here to view all inductees for this year.
Lionel Bolden (2016) – Bolden was a long-time player for the Marshall A�s in the 1970s and 80s leading the squad to several state tournament appearances. Following his career he was an active volunteer of Marshall baseball serving in various roles. He arrived in Marshall in the early 1970s and played both football and baseball …Click here to view all inductees for this year.
James “Jimmy” Verdeck (2015) – Community volunteer who maintained American Legion Field in its earliest days, helping to make the park one of the finest in the state. Whether shagging balls for the baseball teams, working the concession stand, or laying sod to cover the old track that ran through Legion Field’s outfield, Jimmy was …Click here to view all inductees for this year.