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Two from Newport headed to Hall of Fame | Community sports news
A pair of Newport High School alums and former professional baseball players are set to join the best in state history in the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame.
Mike Campbell, a Newport grad drafted by the Mariners and Todd Hollandsworth, also a former Knight and a draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1991, are part of the 2013 class headed to the Hall.
Campbell, a right handed pitcher, was drafted seventh overall by Seattle in the 1985 draft and played until 1996 with the M's, Rangers, Padres and Cubs.
He made his debut in the Big Leagues in 1987 and won 12 games in 51 starts over his career. Campbell retired with a 12-19 record and 5.86 ERA, striking out 135 batters in his career. His best season came in 1988, when he received 20 starts and finished with a 6-10 record for the Mariners, including a pair of complete games.
Hollandworth was selected in the third round, 81st overall, and retired as a player in 2006 after spending time with nine different franchises in the Major Leagues.
He broke in with the Dodgers in 1995, playing in 41 games before later playing with the Blue Jays, Rockies, Rangers, Marlins, Cubs, Braves, Indians and finally the Cincinnati Reds in his final season of 2006. He played more than 100 games during six seasons in his career as a outfielder, retiring with a .273 batting average and 98 home runs.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:15 p.m. at the Seatac Marriot (3201 176th St., Seattle) with a social hour and buffet dinner to precede.
Fourteen individuals are slated for induction, ranging from players still currently active in Major League Baseball to longtime coaches and umpires.
Tickets are $60 per person and more information is available online or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.