1980 Inductees

A Washington State Cougar who became a legend in the AFL where he won recognition on five All-Star teams. In the 1963 season he established a league record of nearly seven yards per carry with San Diego. In eight seasons of pro football he rushed 3,383 yards for an average of more than four and a half yards.

BRIAN STERNBERG – Track and Field
In his prime he was the greatest pole vaulter of them all. The talented University of Washington athlete probed his ability by establishing three World records. He was the holder of the record then an unfortunate gym accident ended his outstanding career. He is a member of the Husky Hall of Fame.


A Seattle baseball legend, his career spanned 42 years, over 22 seasons as an active player with a lifetime average of .291. An excellent fielder his lifetime defensive average was .968. A member of two Detroit pennant winners and one World Championship team, he was a long-time favorite player with the Seattle Rainiers and later managed the team.

SAMMY WHITE – Baseball
A standout prep athlete at Seattle’s Lincoln and an All-America basketball star at the UW, he chose baseball as a career and he spent 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox. An All-Star selection in 1953, his lifetime batting average is third best among all American League catchers in the 50s.