Sports Award Inductees

Rhodes, Karl "Tuffy"


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Western Hills

  • Baseball, Centerfielder and Pitcher
  • 0.72 ERA, 7-2 record senior year
  • Cincinnati Enquirer "Player of the Year"
  • Played in East-West All-Star Game
  • State Championship team, 1986

Professional Baseball

  • Played with Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and Boston Red Sox, 1990-1995
  • Played eight years with Japan's Kintetsu Buffaloes
  • Equaled Japan's single-season home run record (55)
  • Only one of two foreign players to hit over 50 home runs in one season