Six outstanding sports figures were inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night.
Very few cities in America can boast the kind of sports talent our area can. When you start with names like Hank Aaron and Kenny Stabler, you understand why.
Another great class will be honored at the Battlehouse in Mobile, such as three-time Super Bowl champion Leon Lett, who went to Fairhope High School. He then starred for the Dallas Cowboys during their glory seasons in the 1990's.
Don Hultz, a south Mobile County high school product, played 151 NFL games and still holds the NFL record for recovered fumbles in a season with nine.
Former Cy Young Award winner, Jake Peavy, who went from St. Paul's to the BayBears. Then he went 15 major league seasons with the Padres, White Sox, Red Sox and Giants. And he won a pair of World Series titles.
Juan Pierre was born in Mobile, grew up in Louisiana, but attended South Alabama. He played 14 Major League seasons, and is 18th all-time in steals as a big-leaguer.
Jack Robertson coached 42 seasons at Faulkner State, winning 832 games, twice as many as he lost. He is 9th all-time among junior college coaches.
Last, but certainly not least, is Amy Chapman-Kleinschrodt. She is a five-time gold medal winner of the U.S. Sailing Association Women's National Championship.