Another Hall of Fame Honor for Davini from Class of ’65

AHS Hall of Famer Ron Davini from Class of 1965 is receiving another Hall of Fame induction, this time from his alma mater, Arizona State University.

Davini, one of the most decorated baseball student-athletes in ASU history, will enter the ranks of the Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame at an Oct. 13 luncheon in Tempe. Click on this link for more information or contact Tony Grandlienard: 480-727-7446 or

As ASU’s starting catcher in 1967, Ron Davini was instrumental in the Sun Devils’ second National Championship as his .409 batting average at the College World Series earned him Most Valuable Player honors.

Ron also led the Sun Devils that year with a .311 batting average and a school-record .992 fielding percentage en route to picking up 1967 College Baseball Player of the Year recognition by the Columbus, Ohio Touchdown Club.

A two-time all-Western Athletic Conference selection, Ron was a first-round selection of the Chicago White Sox in the 1969 Major League Baseball January Draft-Secondary Phase and played five professional seasons.

Following his playing career, Ron became one of the top high school baseball coaches in Arizona, serving for 28 years as the head coach at Tempe Corona Del Sol and Tempe McClintock.

Click here to read more about this outstanding AHS graduate who is a great supporter of Anaheim High and its Alumni Association. Congratulations Ron!

Hall of Fame Athletes Among Golfers at Feb. 17 Golf Classic

AHSAA Golf Classic Tees Off for 5th Year

Several Hall of Fame athletes will be among players in the 5th Annual Anaheim High School Alumni Association Golf Classic slated for Monday, Feb. 17 at Western Hills Country Club.

Jim Fassel - Class of 1967

Jim Fassel – Class of 1967

The day will include AHS football legend Mickey Flynn from Class of ‘57 driving the course to serve beverages to golfers ranging from former N.Y. Giants Super Bowl coach Jim Fassel from Class of ’67 to Loy Petersen, a ’63 grad who played pro basketball with the Chicago Bulls.

Petersen and his award-winning coach, Don Liebhart, a Class of ’45 Anaheim High grad, will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame during the dinner portion of the event.

Other former pro athletes playing or participating include:

clint stark - St. Louis Cardinals 2Clint Stark ’59, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals; Ron Davini ’65, College World Series MVP and Chicago White Sox; and Dick Baney ’65, who played for the Cincinnati Reds and was the World Series pitcher who beat the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium to win the pennant for the Reds.  Baney is donating some of his personal Cincinnati baseball possessions.

Also golfing is Jeff Severson, who was a defensive back with the Washington Redskins & L.A. Rams.

Golf Chairman Phil Anton ’63 and a former player with the Dallas Cowboys, announced that the stakes just got hotter thanks to Paul Schulte of Miller Toyota of Anaheim. Golfers lucky (or skilled) enough to make a hole-in-one will win a brand new vehicle, among other gifts provided by the dealership.Miller Toyota of Anaheim

Many other auction items have been donated by area businesses, as well as Anaheim alumni. At last count, there was an impressive assortment of live and silent auction items ranging from suite tickets for the Ducks and Angels, admission to nearly ever major Southern California attraction, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates and much more.

Anton stressed that the event is open to golfers and non-golfers. With a shot-gun start, scramble format, and the availability of Mulligans, all stand a chance to win contests and prizes.

Cost to golf, including cart, range balls, lunch, dinner, goodie bag and other prizes, is $150. Dinner only is $35. Forms may be downloaded from Reservations may also be e-mailed to Contact Anton at 714/815-9562 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Clint Stark ’59 Joins List of Anaheim High Hall of Famers

Clint Stark - st. louis cardinalsBaseball was very good to Anaheim High Class of 1959 graduate Clint Stark. On the flip side, Clint Stark was very good for baseball, as well as his alma mater and the community at large.

A left-hand pitcher who stood at 6-foot-4 and weighed in at 175 pounds, Clint signed with the St. Louis Cardinals National League Baseball Club on Sept. 10, 1959.  He played for 11 years, including a stint in the Army in 1963, when he continued to pitch for his military team.

Among his career highlights was being the exercise partner of Hall of Famer Stan “The Man” Musial’s for three years. Musial was a Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman on the St. Louis Cardinals for 22 seasons, from 1941 through 1963. [Read more…]