Inductee — Al Pilarcik

pilarcikAl Pilarcik

Class of 1987

Birthplace: Schererville, IN



Al began his professional baseball career joining the Yankee farm system in 1948 at Independence, Kansas where he batted .299. He proceeded to climb every rung of the professional ladder, from Class “D” to Class “AAA” in just seven seasons. In 1956 he joined the Kansas City Royals and in 57 the Baltimore Orioles where he played all three outfield positions. Al closed his professional career after the 1961 season as a member of the Chicago White Sox.

After retiring from professional baseball he spent twenty seasons as a high school varsity coach. Currently he resides near Schererville, Indiana.