Hall of Fame

 

Bill Veeck, Jr.

Owner, Cleveland Indians, 1946 - 1949
Bill Veeck, Jr. is credited with helping to start the Cactus League when he moved his team to Tucson from Florida in 1947. Read More

Horace Stoneham

Owner, New York/San Francisco Giants, 1936 - 1976
Horace Stoneham is credited with helping to start the Cactus League when he moved his team to Phoenix from Florida in 1947. Read More

Dwight Patterson

Mesa Rancher and Businessman, 1912 - 1999
One of the Cactus League's biggest civic boosters, he is credited with bringing the Chicago Cubs to Mesa in 1952 and then bringing them back... Read More

Ted and Alice Sliger

Owners of the Buckhorn Baths, Mesa, AZ, 1935 - 2010
When their gas station burned down in 1935, the couple purchased ten acres of land at the northwest corner of Apache Trail and Recker Road... Read More

Hi Corbett

Arizona State Senator, Tucson, AZ, 1953 - 1964
Hi Corbett was a Tucson native who is credited with helping to convince Bill Veeck to bring his Cleveland Indians to Southern Arizona... Read More

Hon. Rose Mofford

Arizona Governor, 1988 - 1991
Former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford was in the right place at the right time when it came to the task of saving spring training baseball in Arizona. Read More

Hon. Jane Dee Hull

Arizona Governor, 1997 - 2003
Former Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull had the difficult task of leading the charge to create a new funding stream... Read More

Hon. Ron Travers

Mayor of Peoria, 1985 - 1991
While we think of Peoria's current teams, the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, as the only clubs ever to train there... Read More

Gregg Forwerck

Topps Photographer, 1989 - Present
When Gregg Forwerck arrives in Arizona in mid-February to begin photographing players on what he calls his "hit list,"... Read More

Doug McWilliams

Topps Photographer, 1972 - 1994
Doug McWilliams hasn't shot photos for the Topps Chewing Gum Co. for 20 years, but the greatness of his work left an indelible mark. Read More