M Club Hall of Fame: Joe Pollack

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The legacy of University of Minnesota athletics will be celebrated next Thursday, Sept. 22 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, when eight former Golden Gopher student-athletes are inducted into the "M" Club Hall of Fame.

Each day until then, we will preview one of the eight inductees with a special video. First up is former Golden Gopher baseball hero Joe Pollack. For a list of all inductees, click here.

Joe Pollack was a right-handed pitcher during a dominant stretch for Gopher baseball. In 1964, he led Minnesota to its third national championship in eight years, going 4-1 in conference games and 7-2 in the regular season.

At the College World Series, he pitched three complete game victories to lead Minnesota to the title and was named to the All-Tournament team. He finished the season 11-2 and was an All-Big Ten selection.

The official induction of the 2011 class will take place during a ceremony to be held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall (2128 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455) on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.Tickets are available for purchase online through the University of Minnesota ticket office at www.tickets.umn.edu or by calling the Northrop ticket office at 612-624-2345.

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My husband and I went to most of the games when he played before college and were amazed at how many players he picked off first base, we are very proud of him he is my late husband's nephew. and we were not surprised at his ascent into his college success. Congratulations to a fine player and person.