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  • What do you think they're saying? Paula and baseball legend, Ted Williams, exchange secrets at the dinner table. "Would you two like to share that with the rest of us?"


    Who's the biggest kid you know? Competitor Magazine's publisher / owner, Bob Babbitt is all smiles after getting Don Larson's autograph. Hey Babbitt, next time, try to get it on a real baseball - not a day glow green softball!


    Rollie Fingers & Paula Newby-Fraser - Two legends from opposite ends of the athletic spectrum.


    Paula and long time sponsor, Tim Twardzick (Mrs. T's Pierogies), who also happens to sponsor the MSSC and is the all around patron saint of triathlon. If you ever run in to Tim, say thanks.


    Mike Reilly, the "Voice of the Ironman" introduced Paula for her Hall of Fame induction. Mike was in good company with the evening's emcee, Dick Enbergh (hope we spelled Dick's last name right).

       
     

    Paula Newby-Fraser and Rollie Fingers are Inducted into San Diego's Hall of Fame

    It happened back in February but it's still worth remembering here. On February 15th, 2000, the San Diego Hall of Champions held their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Past winners and this year's inductees were present for the gala affair which inducted legendary pitcher, Rollie Fingers and triathlon legend Paula Newby-Fraser.

    In her acceptance speech, Paula thanked the Hall of Champions for not only recognizing her but the sport of Triathlon. San Diego sports legends from tennis, baseball, wrestling, golf, football, etc., etc. were on hand and one of the funniest parts of the evening occurred when Paula mentioned that she was excited to have Padre outfielder and hitting king, Tony Gwynn join her for a week of training. Tony almost died on the spot and said, "Well, I'm not going to hear the end of that from the fellas."

    Friends from the triathlon world who attended included, Paula's mother, Liz, brother, Stuart and friends, John & Jennifer Duke, Roch Frey & Heather Fuhr, Greg & Sian Welch, Murphy Reinschreiber & Shannon Delaney, Mike and Rose Reilly, Bob & Heidi Babbitt, Rob Rich & Linda Janelli, Janet Wendle, Morgan and Danielle Soule, and Huddle. Since her induction, Paula has continued to race and is looking forward to Ironman Asia on July 2nd . . . the legend continues.