CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former Newberry College pitcher Tim Cook has been named a candidate for induction into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame for the class of 2008. For the third consecutive year, the readership of The Post and Courier will select the Hall of Fame inductees.
Cook played three seasons at Newberry College from 1976-78 and was named the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) player of the year for the 1976 season. Cook was a member of the United States of America World Cup team in 1977 and pitched for Newberry in the 1977 NAIA World Series.
After his collegiate career, Cook was drafted by the Milwaukee and played AA and AAA ball for the Brewers. Cook also played AAA ball in the San Diego Padres organization.
Cook has continued to work with American Legion and high school baseball teams while living in Summerville, S.C.
Other finalists for the 2008 class include Irish Abney Danehay, Bryce Florie, Ben Jones, Danny Jones, Alfred von Kolnitz, Larry Mogg, Walt Nadzak, T. Ashton Phillips, Charlie Smith, D.K. Walters, and Richard Wieters.
The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is jointly coordinated and operated by The Post and Courier and the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable and local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.
Official ballots will appear in The Post and Courier on July 6, 9, 11 and 13. Online voting will also be available. On Aug. 1, four members will be inducted prior to the Charleston RiverDogs' game against the Asheville Tourists.