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