Manny Ponsford

Inducted in 1995
Great all-around athlete as a teenager and played on championship teams in football, basketball and baseball
Won the YMCA International Hexathlon Championship for boys 18 and under
Recognized as one of the University of Texas’ Greatest Athletes
Member of the Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor Council
Lettered in basketball and baseball at the University of Texas
Named All Southwest Conference as a Pitcher in 1924 pitching on a championship squad which went 29-1
His most memorable performance was against Ted Lyons who later became an all-time Chicago White Sox pitcher
He and Lyons who was pitching for Baylor University at the time matched up for twelve innings with Ponsford and the Horns prevailing 4-3
That season he won 12 games without a defeat
Declined the opportunity to turn pro but maintained a high profile in El Paso pitching Semi-Pro baseball and softball