On Tuesday the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame announced that 15 new members would be inducted in 2018.
Here's a full list of the newest members:
· Werner "Babe" Birrer (D) – Major League and Buffalo Bison pitcher
· Bill Bradshaw – Highly acclaimed college administrator
· Gina Castelli – Canisius College standout hoopster and college coach
· John Faller – Champion Sweet Home football and lacrosse coach
· James Hewson (D) – Track and field Olympian
· Marv Hubbard (D) – Three-time NFL All-Pro fullback
· “Baby” Joe Mesi – Golden Gloves Champion and undefeated heavyweight boxer
· Lonnie Nielsen – PGA golfer and senior tour champion
· Barry Smith – Legendary NHL coach, administrator, Stanley Cup champion
· Louise, Estelle & Mary Weigel (D) – Figure skating champions
· Jimmy "Bug" Williams & Rickey Williams – College and professional basketball standouts
· Jeff Yeates – NFL player and college football standout
*(D) indicates deceased
With the addition of the 15 newest inductees this year, the Hall of Fame will now have 330 members.
The date for the 2018 G.B.S.H.O.F induction dinner will be announced at a later time.