George Edward "Duffy" Lewis, born on April 18, 1888, in San Francisco, Calif., sandwiched seven years in the Pacific Coast League around a successful 11-year Major League career, which included three World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox. After playing for the New York Yankees and Washington Senators, as well, Lewis returned to the PCL and hit 105 home runs in five seasons, batting .403 in 1921 and not hitting lower than .358 before his final season, when he hit .294 in 1925 at the age of 37.
Duffy Lewis died in Salem, N.H., at 91 years of age. He was selected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002.
Michael Allen Marshall, born January 12, 1960, in Libertyville, Ill., only played two years in the PCL, but made an immediate impression by delivering one of the best years the league has ever seen. With an MVP season in 1981, the right-hander led the Albuquerque Dukes to an amazing 94-38 record and a PCL championship, capturing the league's Triple Crown -- which no one has done since -- with 34 home runs, 137 RBIs, and a .373 average. Marshall went on to play for four Major League teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he won a World Series championship in 1988. After 11 seasons and more than 1,000 games, Mike Marshall finished his Major League career with a .270 average and 148 home runs.
Marshall is currently serving as field manager for the San Rafael Pacifics of the independent North American League. Marshall and his wife, Mary, reside in Northern California and have two children.
Ernest Follette "Kid" Mohler, born December 13, 1870, in Oneida, Ill., was a left-handed second baseman who played more than 10 years in the Pacific Coast League, including eight seasons with San Francisco. After playing for the Washington Senators in the National League in 1894, Mohler's long PCL career included more than 1,600 games and more than 1,400 hits. Most impressively, Mohler played from the ages of 32 to 43, including 334 games while in his forties.
Kid Mohler died in San Francisco, Calif., in 1961.
About the PCL Hall of Fame
Created by the Helms Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles in 1942, the original Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame was founded to honor those players, managers or executives who contributed most to the ideals of the league. In 1952, the Hall of Fame ceased operation until, in 2003, as part of the league's Centennial Celebration, it was revived and inducted a class of 20 new members. With the addition of the Class of 2012, the PCL's Hall of Fame consists of 93 members, including 71 as players, nine as both a player and manager, three as managers and 10 others who range from league presidents and owners, to a historian, an umpire and a sports cartoonist.