Speech to Text for American Legion Post 49 inducts first baseball hall of fame class
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american legion baseball... the 49ers have won 15 state titles, while many of the players have gone on to play college and professional baseball. american legion post 49 inducted its first baseball hall of fame class tonight at the summit center in tupelo. former msu head baseball coach ron polk was the banquet's keynote speaker. the inaugural hall of fame class includes san francisco giants pitcher chris stratton, former 49ers coach and new york mets prospect kirk presley. former 49ers coach tack grant was inducted posthumously.... chris stratton: 'it's a big honor. especially a lot of the guys that have come through here. there will be a lot more coming along over the next couple of years that have already played. just an honor to be here and represent tupelo well.' kirk presley: 'been a ton of memories, a ton of friendships. just a lot of good families and kids that have come through here. just happy to be part of it.' mike pettigrew: 'the hall of fame banquet's all about honoring individuals that put in their time their energy into making the program the institution what it is today.' collegiate baseball newspaper