Ole’ Charlie Teague from Charlie Teague’s Sporting Goods inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted by Andy Durham on February 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm under College | 5 Comments to Read

A big honor coming the way of the man who used to run the sporting goods store on the western side of town, known as Charlie Teague’s Sporting Goods…

The store was located in the Quaker Village Shopping Center in the beginning and then it later moved on to West Friendly Avenue across from the Guilford College campus.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Former three-time Wake Forest All-American Charles Teague is part of the 2010 induction class into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, as announced on Thursday in Lubbock.

Teague becomes the first Wake Forest player to be inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Other members of the 2010 induction class included Alan Bannister (Arizona State), Bob Bennett (Fresno State), Eddy Furniss (LSU), Don Heinkel (Wichita State), Wally Kincaid (Cerritos College), Dave Magadan (Alabama), George Sisler (Michigan), B.J. Surhoff (North Carolina) and Richard Wortham (Texas.)

A second baseman at Wake from 1947 to 1950, Teague was a three-time, first-team All-American, one of just 11 players in college baseball to accomplish the feat. He became the first Demon Deacon to earn All-America honors in 1947 and repeated the honor in 1949 and 1950. Teague hit .353 in 1947 and led the Deacs to the national championship game when they lost to Texas, 10-3. Despite the runner-up finish, Teague was named the MVP of the national championship tournament.

According to Baseball America, Teague hit .335 during his collegiate career with 495 at-bats, 119 runs, 166 hits, 27 doubles, 13 triples, six home runs and 99 RBIs. A three-time All-Southern Conference pick, Teague was the Southern Conference MVP in 1950 and was named to the league’s 75th anniversary team in 1995. Teague was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

After spending five years in the minor leagues, Teague returned to Wake Forest and served as head coach in 1956. He led the Deacons to a 13-5-1 record that season before entering the sporting goods business, where he operated Teague’s Sporting Goods in Greensboro.

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  • baseball guy said,

    Charlie was the consumate sporting goods retailer—we miss the real pros like Charlie in the business. The Bocock’s of the world never quite got it up to Charlie’s level no matter how hard they tried. Charlie was a baseball man!!!!!
    Congratulations to his family!

  • rcristal said,

    I knew Charlie well. When I was a young coach he mentored me and became a good friend. He was a pros pro.

  • Ed Phillips said,

    Wake Forest is searching for any members of Charlie’s family. Contact the Athletic Directors office ASAP.

  • Charles C. Teague III said,

    Charles Teague Jr was my Father. I live in Greensboro where Dad had his Sporting Goods Store.
    He was in poor health and passed away in 1996. My sister and I wish he could be here to receive his award.
    Thanks to all whom helped him throughout his career.

  • Casey Rierson said,

    Charlie Teague was my Grandfather on my Mothers side.I was blessed to be part of his life.He helped make me what I am today.He also taught me the love for baseball.I used to help him in his store when I was a young child and will always cherrish his love for family.Thank you all for your kind words.