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1999 Inductees

Ralph Baker '89

Basketball, Baseball

One of the best basketball players to play at Hampden-Sydney, Ralph Baker is the only player ranked among H-SC's top-six career leaders in scoring (1,780/4th), steals (258/1st), and assists (291/6th).  Twice a first team All-ODAC performer, Baker led the Tigers to the ODAC title and first-ever NCAA bid as a senior in 1989.

The point guard also earned first team all-region honors as a junior and senior.  He was a standout on the baseball diamond as well, helping H-SC to its only ODAC baseball title as a senior.  His senior-year stats included a 1.87 ERA and a 3-1 record in 43.3 innings pitched.

A native of Farmville, Baker attended Prince Edward County High School.  He currently works for Prudential Insurance in Newark, NJ, as a senior associate in corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Ben Newell '78

Football, Baseball

One of the finest pass-catchers in H-SC football history, Ben Newell was a key member of some of the finest Tiger teams ever.  His 745 yards receiving during the 1976 season still rank as the highest single-season total in H-SC history and his 45 catches that season ranks third. 

He is second on H-SC's career lists, with 1,766 yards receiving and 113 catches.  He set a school record with 10 receptions during the 1976 game against Randolph-Macon.  Also an outstanding shortstop on H-SC's baseball team, Ben holds the unusual distinction of being named first team All-ODAC in both baseball and football during the first two years of the ODAC.  Many of his pass receptions came from the arm of his younger brother, Bill, who holds many of H-SC's passing records.

Ben is currently a missionary in Indonesia.

Bill Newell '79

Football, Baseball

This outstanding quarterback holds many of H-SC's season and career passing records.  During his career he threw for 4,586 yards to set a school record.  His 1,637 yards passing during the 1978 season was a school mark for 12 years until broken by Dwayne Bowyer in 1990.

Other records he held include most completions in a season (132) and career (355) and most completions in a game, 23 versus Randolph-Macon in 1976.  His older brother, Ben, was an outstanding receiver at H-SC and the Newell-to-Newell combination was a staple of H-SC football for several seasons.

Also a member of the H-SC baseball team, Bill is currently a senior vice president at First Union National Bank in Greenville, SC.

David Trickler '65

Basketball, Baseball

David Trickler played both basketball and baseball for all four years.  Despite standing just 5-foot-6 he was an All-Little Eight and honorable mention All-Mason Dixon Conference selection in basketball.  His coach, Bill Pegram, called him "the best middle man on the fast break in the state of Virginia."

A four-year starting point guard, he played in all 91 games of his collegiate career.  He directed the H-SC offense, which averaged 84.7 points over his four years, including a school-record 93.6 in 1965.  He had 336 career assists and is still among the H-SC top five career leaders in that category.  In baseball, he was an All-Mason Dixon Conference selection as a senior.

He currently serves as athletics director, football coach and basketball coach at Norfolk Academy.


Thomas Marshall Miller '43

Miller attended Hampden-Sydney College from 1939 to 1941, where he was a three-year standout in football (end/defense back/kicker) and basketball. He played with former Tiger stars Walter Sprye and Billy Hay.

In the Tigers' 14-7 loss to the University of Richmond in 1941, Miller intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards for H-SC's only score.  After leaving H-SC, the Milton, Pennsylvania, native played four years of professional football.  An end, he began his National Football League career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1942, and moved to the Washington Redskins in 1945 before joining the Green Bay Packers for the 1946 season.

Following his retirement from football, Miller coached football and basketball at Wilkes College (1946-50) and football, basketball and baseball at Drexel University (1950-56).  In 1956, he rejoined the Packers and, until his retirement in 1989, was dean of the Packers' front office.  During his 32 years of service with the club, he wore a variety of hats.  He worked as publicity director until 1965, when the late Vince Lombardi named him assistant to the general manager.  He was appointed business general manager by Bart Starr in 1975 before being named assistant to the president in 1981.

Miller retired from the Packers in 1988 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in March, 1999.

**All information listed is current as of 1999.