CHICAGO (AP) — Former National Hockey League great Eddie Olczyk is among six men being inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.
The Chicago native who's part Italian and part Polish will be honored in a Nov. 2 ceremony with inductees from Major League Baseball, college football and boxing.
In a news release, the hall says the inductees from baseball include former All-Star pitcher Johnny Antonelli, Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino and former American League umpire Steve Palermo.
Other inductees include Hank Lauricella, a star halfback at the University of Tennessee in the early 1950s. The late boxing manager Constantine "Cus" D'Amato was also inducted.
The hall was founded in the late 1970s. The latest class brings the total of inductees to 242.