Michael “Big Mike” Simon

Inducted in 1989
Batted .456 for the Tucson Cowboys in the old Arizona-Texas league
Selected to Arizona-Texas League All Star team on several occasions
Played in the Mexican National League in Veracruz and hit .471
Entered Army in 1942 and played for Ft. Knox and Camp Campbell where he was selected to All Star team
Recognized as a “clutch” hitter
In 1945, the Chicago Cubs offered him a contract but he chose to stay home with his family and played with several outstanding Semi-Pro teams