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Claude Kracik
Claude Kracik


Baseball (1962-65)

Inducted: 1985

Four-year baseball letterwinner ... all-conference third baseman his sophomore and junior years ... captained the squad as a senior and was named the team's Most Valuable Player ... coached baseball at Lincoln Land Community College for 33 seasons ... amassed 921 wins... won the NJCAA Division II National Championship in 1994 and 2000 ... named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2000 ... coached the Springfield Rifles of the Central Illinois Collegiate League during the summers ... inducted into the Junior College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.