Don Riedl Inducted To Holy Cross Hall Of Fame

Feb. 5, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that seven individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2007 inductees is former baseball player Don Riedl (Class of 1963).

Riedl was one of the top pitchers on the Crusader baseball team from 1961-1963, leading Holy Cross to back-to-back appearances in the College World Series in 1962 and 1963. He posted a career record of 18-5 during his collegiate career, including a perfect 7-0 mark during his junior season. Riedl remains the last Holy Cross pitcher to win a game in the College World Series, when he defeated Colorado State 4-3 on June 11, 1962. He also posted victories in the NCAA District I Playoffs against Bridgeport in 1962 and Boston College in 1963, to propel the Crusaders into College World Series. In addition, Riedl threw a no-hitter against Dartmouth on April 26, 1962, and tossed a one-hitter against Amherst College on May 5, 1961.

This year's other inductees are James Daley (Class of 1930, track & field), Jim Nairus (Class of 1991, basketball), Steve Raquet (Class of 1984, football), Ali (Roberts) Hawk (Class of 1999, field hockey), Bob Fouracre (honorary) and Park Smith (Class of 1954, honorary).

These seven individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 5, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.