Blyleven, Carter Head the Roster of Inductees to O.C. Hall of Fame
Former Angel pitcher Bert Blyleven and former Dodger catcher Gary Carter are among six people to be inducted into the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame, the Orange County Sports Assn. announced Tuesday.
Joining Blyleven and Carter as inductees are Hal Sherbeck, Ray Willsey, Jerry Shipkey and Maurice (Red) Guyer.
Blyleven, a graduate of Santiago High, posted 287 victories during a 22-year major league career with the Twins, Pirates, Rangers, Indians and Angels. He struck out 3,701 and had 60 shutouts after signing with the Twins in 1969.
Carter, a graduate of Sunny Hills High, hit 324 home runs and was an 11-time all-star during his 19-year major league career with the Expos, Mets, Giants and Dodgers.
Sherbeck, who was the nation’s winningest community college football coach until recently, retired in 1991 after coaching 31 years at Fullerton College. Saddleback’s Ken Swearingen, who has a 242-68-6 mark, broke the record Saturday. Sherbeck won three national championships and compiled a 241-71-8 record.
Willsey was a standout quarterback at Tustin High and Santa Ana College. Shipkey was an all-CIF football player and shotput champion at Anaheim High. Guyer was a world-class sprinter who ran for Santa Ana College and USC before moving on to coach at Laguna Beach High.
The group will be inducted in December during the grand opening of the Hall of Fame’s museum at Anaheim Stadium.