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Lloy Ball

Lloy James Ball (born February 17, 1972, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an American volleyball player who represented the United States men's national volleyball team in four Olympics team competitions.[1] When not on the court actively playing the game, Ball operates Team Pineapple, a volleyball clinic that also features his father, Arnie Ball.

In 2006, Ball was inducted into the IPFW Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class.

Ball competed at the 1991 (silver) and 1993 World University Games. He was also on the national team that won the silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games. Ball came to the USA national team in May 1994 after concluding a stellar collegiate career at IPFW.

After leading Team USA past Russia in 5 sets at the 2008 Summer Olympics semifinals in Beijing, China, Ball led Team USA to the gold medal by defeating World No. 1 Brazil in four sets. During the tournament, the U.S. never lost a match, going undefeated at 80.




David Doster

David Eric Doster (born October 8, 1970 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a retired Major League Baseball second baseman. He played during two seasons at the major league level for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was drafted by the Phillies in the 27th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Doster played his first professional season with their Class A Spartanburg Phillies in 1993, and his last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks' Triple-A team, the Tucson Sidewinders, in 2005. He also played one season in Japan with the Yokohama BayStars in 2001.




Norm Ellenberger

Norm Ellenberger was the head coach of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobo basketball team from 1972 to 1979, when he was forced to resign due to a recruiting scandal known as Lobo-gate.

He began coaching at Monmouth College in 1964, leading all three major team sports (football, basketball and baseball) at one point. His basketball teams compiled a record of 30-36, including a 14-8 campaign in 1965-1966.

Under Ellenberger, the Lobos won Western Athletic Conference (WAC) basketball championship in 1974 and 1978 and compiled an overall record of 134-62 (.684). His teams were frequently ranked among the Top 25 in the nation. Ellenberger coached Michael Cooper for two seasons at UNM before "Coop" went on to become one of the greatest defensive players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.




Bobbles Hargrave

Eugene Franklin "Bubbles" Hargrave (July 15, 1892 February 23, 1969) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Yankees. He won the National League batting title in 1926 while playing for Cincinnati. Bubbles' younger brother, Pinky Hargrave, was also a major league catcher.

Hargrave was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds in 1920. He was their starting catcher for most of the 1920s and consistently put up good hitting numbers. In 1926, he won the National League batting title with a .353 average. The rules at the time required batting champions to play in at least 100 games, and Hargrave pinch hit several times to get to 105. He was the first catcher to lead the NL in batting average. In 1927, he led the league's catchers in fielding percentage.

After his baseball days, Hargrave worked for a valve company. He died at age 76 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1962 and the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.




Pinky Hargrave

William McKinley "Pinky" Hargrave (January 31, 1896 October 3, 1942) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played ten seasons with the Washington Senators (19231925, 19301931), St. Louis Browns (19251926), Detroit Tigers (19281930), and Boston Braves (19321933). Born in New Haven, Indiana, Hargrave was the younger brother of Cincinnati Reds catcher, Bubbles Hargrave. Hargrave played for Waterbury in the Eastern League before following his brother to the big leagues, making his debut at age 27 on May 18, 1923 for the Senators.

In ten major league seasons, Hargrave played in 650 games (442 as catcher) and hit .278 with a .339 on base percentage and a .428 slugging percentage. He had 1,452 putouts, 445 hits, 265 RBIs, 246 assists, 177 runs, 146 extra base hits, and 140 walks. His best season was 1929 with the Tigers, when he batted .330. Hargrave played his last major league game on September 23, 1933.

He played his last professional baseball with the Syracuse Chiefs in the International League in 1938, and died 4 years later at age 46 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hargrave, an employee of the Fort Wayne municipal light plant, died of a heart attack on a municipal baseball diamond which he was helping to convert to a football field.