JAMES P. McGEE  (Deceased)

Inducted:  May 21, 2000 in Merrillville, IN (Posthumously)
Date of Birth:  May 13, 1927 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Gary Froebel           Graduated:  1942
High School Honors:  Played baseball and football; outstanding punter on the football team, leading city in punting 1941-1942.

College Attended:  Indiana University         Graduated:  1949 
College Honors:  Received honors in Big Ten baseball; named MVP pitcher on IU Big Ten Championship team in 1949; led Big Ten in strikeouts.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played with a Nashville Semi-Pro Team; played with the Pittsburgh Pirate organization in Hollywood, New Orleans, Waco, and Quebec City. 

Special Recognition:  Voted on the State Team three years in a row and on the National Baseball Congress team; received a Community Service Award for his volunteer work with local athletes; worked with high school and college football players on conditioning and punting techniques, with some receiving special recognition as All-State Punters; worked with such Andrean High School greats as Mike Kayes, Mike Mills, and Steve McIntyre; continued working on the kicking game with local players; served in US Navy, stationed at Sampson Boot Camp in New York, where he established a record of 2800 sit-ups.   

Mr. McGee passed away November 14, 1999.