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Madison Alumnus inducted into SA Sports Hall of Fame

Norm Charlton, a member of the Cincinnati Reds “Nasty Boys” bullpen and a Madison High School graduate, is one of five individuals to be inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

According to a San Antonio Sports press release: Norm Charlton gained notoriety during the Cincinnati Reds’ 1990 World Series championship season when he was part of the teams’ “Nasty Boys” bullpen along with Rob Dibble and Randy Myers. The left-hander pitched 13 seasons in the major league, through 2001, played for six teams, and was selected for the MLB All-Star game in 1992. A Madison High School and Rice University graduate, Charlton posted 97 career saves and was tough in the playoffs, sporting a 3-1 record with a 1.09 ERA. In the 1990 postseason, he went 1-1 and allowed one earned run in six innings for the world champion Reds. In 1995, he struck out nine batters in six innings to help the Seattle Mariners upset the New York Yankees in the AL division series.

Posted on October 19, 2012