Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Chris Gray, Class of 1997 was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He was a baseball standout, playing all four years. The 1996 team placed 2nd in Mission League. During the American Legion, the Eagles went 19-2 in and captured a Western Division title. Chris was 1996 All Mission League 1st Team and played on the World Champion Palomino team from Sylmar.
At the Hall of Fame dinner
Left: Chris & Amy Gray. Right: Chris with Mark Todd & Julie Todd
The 2012 Hall of Fame inductees
As a senior, Chris helped shut out Kennedy High (then ranked 22nd in the nation, 3rd in state) 8-0 in an early season tournament game. He pitched 10 innings against league rival Crespi to win 3-1 in the 10th. Chris was captain of the baseball team, 1997 Mission League Pitcher of the Year, LA Daily News All Area Team, LA Times All Valley Team, 1997 All San Fernando Valley, All CIF and All Mission League 1st Team, Daily News Tournament Most Valuable Pitcher, All Valley Daily News All Star Team. The 1997 team record was 27-3, the best in school history at that time.
Chris received a baseball scholarship to Loyola Marymount University where he pitched for four years, winning three West Coast Conference titles and going to the NCAA regionals for three consecutive years (the 1st time in school history). He had the second best ERA on the team as a freshman and the best ERA on the team as a senior. In 2000, the LMU was ranked 12th in the nation; Chris was co-captain in both his junior and senior years. In his career records at LMU, he was top 10 in saves and 2nd All Time in Appearances.
In 1998, he played on the Palomino World Series Championship team and received the Power Aid Batting Title for the World Series (Best Oﬀensive Performance).
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