Hall of Fame Inductees
Cy Greenlaw Old-Times Salute Award
George Grant was a two-sport star at Stadium High School and University of Washington. Born March 13, 1938, in Everett, Grant graduated from Stadium in 1956 and UW in 1960.
Grant was a three-year letter winner in both baseball and basketball at UW, and he was also a team captain in both sports. He earned MVP honors on the baseball diamond with a batting average of .389. He received all-state recognition in high school and all-conference honors in college and spent three years playing in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Grant was the star shortstop on Stanley’s Shoemen of Tacoma and the Seattle Cheney Studs in 1956 and 1960, respectively, as each team claimed a national amateur baseball title. He went on to lead the Tacoma Plywood team to the national AAU Basketball championship in 1971, where he was named Tournament MVP. That makes him one of the few athletes to have made key contributions to national championship teams in multiple sports.
Grant was named among the 100 Best Athletes of the Century in Tacoma and the Top 60 in the history of the Washington Huskies. And he isn’t through adding to his list of achievements, as he’s continued to play shortstop in dozens of senior slowpitch softball games per season long into his eighth decade.