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Ted Giannoulas, The San Diego Chicken (The Famous Chicken)

Ted Giannoulas, The San Diego Chicken (The Famous Chicken)

One of baseball’s greatest entertainers as The San Diego Chicken (or The Famous Chicken), Ted Giannoulas accepts his induction into the Shrine of the Eternals. The Chicken is one of the most popular and iconic of the mascots that became staples of major league baseball teams in the 1970s.

 

Nelson Gary

Nelson Gary, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, accepts the induction of the late one-armed outfielder Pete Gray, who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1945 and remains the lasting symbol of baseball and World War II. Like Pete Gray, Gary lost his right arm as a young boy and went on to excel in baseball at the prep and collegiate levels.  Gary became a national celebrity himself in 1944 when, at the age of three, he and his parents, courtesy of the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, traveled by train from Los Angeles to Memphis to meet his baseball hero, Pete Gray, thus beginning a lifelong friendship with the outfielder.

 

Fred Claire

Maury Wills is introduced by Fred Claire, a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ front office from 1969 through 1998 and the team’s general manager from 1987 until 1998.

 

Maury Wills

Maury Wills

Universally credited with returning the stolen base as an offensive weapon to the National League in the 1960s, a period in which he led the Dodgers to three World Series appearances, Maury Wills accepts his induction into the Shrine of the Eternals.


Nelson Gary

Nelson Gary visits with Reliquarians after the ceremony.


Fred Claire and Maury Wills

Fred Claire and Maury Wills reminisce.


Ted Giannoulas

Ted Giannoulas and Doug Salin

Ted Giannoulas signs autographs and poses with Doug Salin.


Andy Strasberg and Ted Giannoulas

Andy Strasberg and Ted Giannoulas pose for a photograph.


Nelson Gary

Nelson Gary relaxes after a memorable afternoon.

 

 


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