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Former coach, athletes named to Hall of Fame


Annual ceremony to be a Homecoming highlight

The 2006 Athletics Hall of Fame induction class will be recognized at the 11th annual ceremony Friday, Oct. 13, during Homecoming. Elected to membership this year are former men’s basketball coach Dick Baldwin (1991-96), baseball pitcher Jerry Gaube (1973-76), wrestler Keith Cavayero (1982-85) and soccer forward Dave Pabon (1992-95).

Baldwin coached the final five years of his storied 45-year career at Binghamton, where his teams won an average of 16 games and captured three straight SUNYAC East Division titles. Baldwin’s teams rattled off back-to-back 19-win seasons in 1991-92 and 1992-93 and then produced a record-breaking 23-7 season in 1993-94.

Gaube became the first Binghamton baseball player to sign a professional contract when he was courted by the New York Yankees in 1976. On the collegiate hill, he was an all-conference pitcher who still holds the school’s career strikeout record (266) and owns two of the top four season strikeout totals.

Cavayero was a two-time All-American and three-time SUNYAC individual champion with Binghamton’s wrestling program. He was ranked among the nation’s top four in each of his four years and was the school’s Athlete of the Year in 1982-83. He placed third in the nation in 1984 and sixth in 1985, and captained the 1983-84 Binghamton team that was ranked No. 1 in the country and finished No. 3 at the NCAA Championship.

Pabon was a gifted striker who earned second team All-America honors in 1994 and was a two-time Athlete of the Year recipient. He was a four-time All-SUNYAC and four-time All-State selection and remains the program’s all-time points (106) and assists (36) leader. Pabon’s teams advanced to the postseason in three of four years, including an NCAA berth in 1994.

The Binghamton University Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1996.

This year’s class will bring the total number of members to 58.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08