Michael Mimbs, inducted 2019
|Michael Mimbs is one of the finest baseball players to ever come out of Macon. After a stellar career at Windsor Academy he played collegiately at Mercer University for Macon Sports Hall of Fame member Barry Myers. He was picked in the 24th round of the Major League baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodger in 1990. After being released by the Dodgers he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Expos where he spent one season before being taken in the Rule 5 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. While playing for the Montreal organization’s Class AA Harrisburg team he had an 11-4 record and a 3.46 era which attracted the attention of the Phillies. Mimbs made his way to the major leagues in 1995with the Phillies and spent three years with the big league club appearing in 73 games with 37 starts. His first season he played in 37 games with 19 starts and had a career best 9-7 record. In his second major league start against the Atlanta Braves he allowed just one hit over six innings in picking up a win against his home state team. During his time in the Majors, Mimbs pitched 264.2 innings while compiling a 12-19 record and a 5.03 era.|
Anne McBrearty Wright, a 1962 Mt. deSales graduate, began running in 1970 and then took up biking and swimming as well and entered her first triathlon in 1980. She competed in triathlons from 1980 until 2013 when she retired from competition. Anne has won or placed in her age group in over thirty marathons. She was ranked first, second or third in the nation by USA Triathlon and the International Triathlon Union every year beginning with the 35 to 39 year age group and continuing through the 65-69 age group. Anne has been recognized as a National Long Course Masters Champion, Southeast Region Master Champion, Southeast Region Age Group Champion and has been selected thirteen times an All America Triathlete. Anne has been a member of Team USA.
Following are some of Anne's personal records: Intermediate or Olympic Distance-2:13 at St. Anthony's Tampa Triathlon, April 1985; Long Course or 1/2 Ironman-4:41 at Gulf Coast Triathlon, Panama City, Florida, May 1992; Ironman-11:27:15 at Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii, October 14, 1989. Anne won or placed overall in her age group in 130 multi-sport events.(more)
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