Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Charleston RiverDogs president emeritus Mike Veeck, broadcaster Ted Byrne, and College of Charleston standouts Chris Campbell and Nick Chigges comprise the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.
Byrne, Campbell and Chigges were selected by fan voting; Riley and Veeck were chosen by the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Committee.
The five, which represent the largest class in the 14-year history of the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame, will be enshrined on August 25 prior to the RiverDogs’ home game against the Columbia Fireflies, which begins at 7:05 pm …
Veeck, the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck, brought his innovative “Fun Is Good” mantra to the RiverDogs when the club moved from College Park to Riley Park in the late 1990s and has kept that momentum going. Veeck directed the RiverDogs front office as the team continually set attendance records that hovered around the 300,000 per year mark.