DFW ABA HALL OF FAME

MANAGERS / PLAYERS     |     UMPIRES

Managers / Players

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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2005 - JD MAGEE

    • Original player / manager member of the DFW ABA since 1992
    • Managed teams at 18+, 28+ age groups
    • Managed 13 years and 26 seasons. 
    • Managed two teams from 1995 to 2003  18+ & 28+
    • 18AAA Spring League Champions, 2001, 2002
    • 18A Fall League Champion, 1997
    • 18AA Fall League Champion, 1999
    • 28AA Spring League Champion, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005
    • Second member of the NABA National Hall Of Fame
    • League President DFW Adult Baseball Association since February 1993

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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2005 - JACK STORY

    Jack's love of the game of baseball started at the age of eight in Sabinal Texas and has continued throughout his life and even today.  Playing America's Game in high school and college, then in organized city leagues, he had to resort to softball when he dedicated himself to his career.  He found the DFW ABA in 1992 and attended the very first meeting.  He has managed a team every year allowing many players the opportunity to play baseball. 

    He has given countless hours to the league since its inception.  Assisting at tryouts, all star games, making schedules, serving as commissioner, helping with awards and developing systems for the league that have  continued to improve the quality and excellence of the DFW Adult Baseball Association.  His knowledge, integrity and commitment has helped our league grow and improve since 1992.

    In recognition of all the above accomplishments Jack is hereby inducted as a member of the DFW ABA Hall Of Fame in the year 2005.

    • Original player / manager member of the DFW ABA since 1992
    • Managed teams at 18+, 38+, 48+ age groups
    • 1993 DFW ABA 18B Champion
    • 1993 DFW ABA 18B State Champion
    • 1995 DFW ABA 40+ Champion
    • 1995 DFW ABA 40+ State Champion
    • 2003 DFW ABA 48+World Champion
    • Served as All Star Manager several years
    • Served as DFW ABA Commissioner
    • Served on many DFW ABA advisory committees
  • mike burda

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2005 - MIKE BURDA

    Mike began playing baseball at the age of nine.  He played every year through one year of junior college before an elbow injury ended his career.

    In 1994 he began playing in the DFW Adult Baseball Association.  He has played every year since and continues to pitch with greatness.  You can count on Mike to be a competitor at any age level.  He has a mild demeanor but don't be fooled.  Mike wants to win.

    In recognition of all the above accomplishments Mike is hereby inducted as a member of the DFW ABA Hall Of Fame in the year 2005.

    • Won DFW ABA league championships 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005
    • Over 75 wins pitching
    • Over 750 strikouts pitching
    • World Series Champion 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003
    • Pitched perfect game in 1996
  • bobby grahm

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2005 - BOBBY GRAHAM

    Bobby began his career with the DFW ABA in 1994.  He attended the 1994 by the Jackals.  He then he has played for several teams in several different age groups and his baseball ability helping to contribute to several championships.  He has been to several NABA tournaments and consistently helps keep his team competitive.

    Bobby is well respected in every league and all age levels.  His peers admire his talents and respect his integrity for the game. 

    In recognition of all the above accomplishments Bobby is hereby inducted as a member of the DFW ABA Hall Of Fame in the year 2005.

    • Won DFW ABA spring league championship, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
    • Won spring division championship, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005
    • Won fall league championship, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004
    • Won fall division championship, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004
    • Won 2004 World Championship
    • Won Gold Glove Award at World Series Championship, 2004
    • Selected as DFW ABA All Star 13 times
    • Lead league in home runs two years
    • Received multiple MVP Awards
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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2006 - KEN BENEDICT

    Ken's love of baseball started at age eight in Houston, TX and he has lived the dream at all levels ever since beginning with Little League. As a high school and college standout, he won numerous All-District and All-State honors as a pitcher and shortstop. He then played junior college baseball and finished his collegiate career at TCU where he set the Southwest Conference record for complete games as a senior.

    Ken began his association with the NABA in 1993 and has played in every age classification over the years. No matter what age group, his reputation as a flame-throwing right-hander preceded him and intimidated those in the opposing dugout as his nine strikeout titles and 95-14 career record would testify. His skills are not one-dimensional though, as he is also known as a power hitting shortstop with a career batting average over .450.

    In recognition of the above accomplishments, Ken Benedict is hereby inducted as a member of the 2006 class of the DFW Adult Baseball Association Hall of Fame.

    • Has played and excelled in 18+, 28+, 38+, and 48+ age groups
    • Selected for 10 All-Star teams throughout all age classifications
    • NABA DFW 18A Champion, 1993
    • NABA 18A State Champion, 1993, 1995
    • Three-Time NABA DFW 18+ League Champions
    • Four-Time NABA DFW 40+ League Champions
    • Two-Time NABA 38+ National Tournament Runner-up
    • NABA 48+ League MVP and Pitcher-of-the-Year, 2005, 2006
    • DFW ABA 48+ League Champion, 2006
  • shawn tru

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2006 - SHAWN TRUEBLOOD

    Shawn's love for the game of baseball started at age five in Overland Park, KS. He continued playing in the Chicago, IL area until moving his freshman year of high school to Texas. He continued to play third base for Duncanville High School and was state runner up in 1989 and state champion in 1990. He attended and played baseball at Baker University in Kansas where he played third base and catcher.

    Shawn began playing in the NABA in 1995. After playing one season he used his leadership abilities to manage a successful team for over 10 years playing at the NABA's highest level. He has helped the NABA in many ways during this time. His professionalism on the field and off is of the highest standards.

    In recognition of the above accomplishments, Shawn Trueblood is hereby inducted as a member of the 2006 class of the DFW Adult Baseball Association Hall of Fame.

    • Player / manager member of the NABA DFW since 1995
    • Managed 10 years-12 seasons.
    • 18AA Spring League Division Champions 2001
    • 18AA Spring League Champions, 2001
    • 18AAA Spring League Division Champions, 2002, 2004, 2005
    • 18AAA Spring League Champions, 2004
    • 18AA Fall League Champions, 2004
    • Lone Star Tournament Champions, 2002
    • Career Managerial record of 145-58-3 (.711%)
    • Served as All Star Manager several years
    • Served on many NABA DFW advisory committees
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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2007 - VERNON WELLS

    Vernon's athletic career started at age nine in Port Arthur, TX as he excelled as a Little Leaguer, always playing with kids much older than himself. He was an all-sports star at S.F. Austin H.S. and also played semi-pro baseball. He became an All-American receiver at Ranger J.C. and later played at TCU where some of his records still stand, making the All-Decade Team for the Horned Frog's. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and enjoyed a brief pro career in the AFL, CFL, and AFA. 

    Vernon began his association with the NABA in 1996 and has been a premier player ever since. He is a perennial All-Star selection in every age classification where he participates and has won numerous awards and championships. Among his many accomplishments is an amazing 44-game hitting streak spanning the 2004-2006 48+ seasons and five consecutive power hitting championships in the annual 48+ All-Star competitions.

    In recognition of the above accomplishments, Vernon Wells is hereby inducted as a member of the 2007 class of the DFW Adult Baseball Association Hall of Fame.

    • Has played and excelled in 38+, and 48+ age groups
    • Selected for All-Star teams in every year of participation
    • Seven-Time NABA DFW 38+ League Champions
    • NABA 38+ World Champion 2005
    • NABA 48+ World Champion, 2003 and 2005
    • Three-Time NABA 38+ or 48+ National Tournament Runner-up
    • Fourteen NABA World Series Championships
    • NABA 48+ League Batting Champion 2007
    • NABA 48+ League Champion 2006 and 2007
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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2008 - RANDY DICK

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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - ETHAN LOPEZ

    Ethan began playing baseball at the age of 8 in San Angelo, TX. He played high school ball at San Angelo Central. His senior year he was 1st team All District 4-5A and his pitching coach was Jim Morris, known from the movie, The Rookie. He attended and played baseball at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX where he was a pitcher.

    Among his accomplishments is a 32 game hitting streak from June 6, 2010 to Sept 10, 2011. Ethan managed the 18+ League Championship team in Denver, CO in 2000 and was a member of the 2001 Mile High Tournament Championship team. He was also the league president of the NABA San Angelo in 2001 and 2002

    • Player / manager member of the DFW-ABA since 2003
    • Managed 17 years-36 seasons.
    • 18A Spring League Champions 2012
    • 25A Spring League Champions 2015
    • 25 Spring League Champions 2016, 2017
    • 18 Spring League Champions 2020
    • 18A Fall League Champions 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013
    • 18 Fall League Champions 2017
    • 28A Fall League Champions 2012
    • 18 Fall League Champions 2020
    • Career Managerial record of 401-205-18 (.657%)
    • Served as All Star Manager several years
    • Served on many NABA DFW advisory committees
  • joe salas

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - JOE SALAS

    • 1996-Entered DFWABA on team Threat
    • 1996-1997 Played for A's
    • 1997-2004 played for Rangers
    • 2005-2013 played for Indians
    • 2014 played for the Mudhens and Redbirds in two different age groups
    • Won several championships over the years in both spring and fall seasons
    • Umpired in the DFWABA from 2008 until present
    • Well respected both as a player and umpire

  • HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - DOUG DOYLE

  • Jay Doegey

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - JAY DOEGEY

    • Began playing NABA in 1999.
    • Loved to challenge himself by playing in several different age groups.
    • Played on championship teams in ages 38, 48, and 58 and over leagues.
    • Made several All-Star teams.
    • Prided himself on being versatile, playing every position except pitcher and catcher.
    • Managed for over 15 years, in multiple age brackets.
    • Managed multiple All-Star teams.
    • Umpired for over 15 years.
    • Coached many years of Little League.
    • His experience as Arlington City Attorney made him extraordinarily organized and efficient in managing his teams.
    • Loved the game and knew only one way to play.  He hustled, stole bases, dove, and gave it his all up until his last game.

  • HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - JERRY CASTANEDA

  • HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - PAUL VARGO

  • HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - FRANK PHILLIPS

  • HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - ROBERT FREDETTE

    Robert began his NABA career in 1998. A pitcher, for the most part, his success was derived from the incredible players around him.  All he did was pitch to contact and his teamates did the rest.  Robert and his Yankee teammates dominated from 2000 to 2006 winning most spring and fall leagues they played in.  In 2004 his Yankees won the NABA world series in Phoenix.

    His current team, the DFW Phillies has been highly sucessful.  Robert now has 7 world series titles.

    He is proudest, however, to be able to make the collages of many of the league players.  Those memories last a lifetime and are a testament to the quaility people around him.

    • Began DFWABA Career in 1998
    • 7 world series titles

Umpires

  • steve fritz

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2005 - STEVE FREIX

    Through Steve's hard work, dedication and inspiration, the DFW ABA maintained high quality officiating.  His outstanding knowledge of baseball and the rules of baseball has given many players the opportunity to play baseball with organization and structure. 

    Steve's organizational skills and dedication to train and assign umpires for the DFW ABA has made a major impact on the success of the organization throughout his involvement.

    In recognition of all the above accomplishments Steve is hereby inducted as a member of the DFW ABA Hall Of Fame in the year 2005.

     

    • Umpired over 25 years
    • Umpired over 5000 baseball games
    • Served as Secretary and Vice President of the Ft. Worth High School Chapter for baseball
    • DFW ABA Umpire since 1992
    • DFW ABA Umpire Assigner beginning in 1993
    • DFW ABA World Series Tournament Umpire
    • DFW ABA Regional Tournament Umpire
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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - JOHNNIE FRAUSTO

    • Attended MLB Professional Training Camp
    • Umpire for over 25 years
    • Umpired over 25 years in DFWABA (Two seasons each year)
    • Umpired for other adult leagues in the metroplex
    • Member of TASO chapter
    • Vice President of Ft. Worth Chapter TASO
    • Umpired many High School / Showcase games

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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2020 - KEITH BRANCH