Jerry Hairston
    Jerry Hairston

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Baseball/1996-97


    Hairston hit .360 during two seasons at SIU that included MVC Freshman of the Year honors in 1996. He broke into the majors with the Baltimore Orioles in 1998, becoming the first, third-generation African-American in MLB history. His lengthy career included a World Series championship with the New York Yankees in 2009.