Hall of Fame Spotlight: Jerry Gramly

Hall of Fame Spotlight: Jerry Gramly

Inducted February 19, 1999

Jerry Gramly was a pitcher for the University of Dallas baseball team from 1962 through 1964.  During those years the team was 50-21 which is the best three year record in school baseball history.  The 1964 team was also the first school team to qualify for postseason play.  In 1964 he was second in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in strikeouts and third in games won.  He holds school records for most strikeouts in a game (17 vs. Southern Methodist on March 8, 1963), innings pitched in a season (125), wins in a season (tied with two others today with 10), season winning percentage (at the time - .843) and strikeouts in a season (127).  In addition, at the time he held the career record for wins (27 – ranked 2nd today) and games pitched. He remains atop the program all-time in earned run average (2.28) and strikeouts (312).  He was also the first UD athlete to play professionally when he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.