Dick Howser’s name is synonymous with major league baseball, but his place in Florida State’s Hall of Fame was secured by his outstanding play as a shortstop from 1956-58. Howser led the Seminoles to the District III playoffs each year and to the 1957 College World Series. He became FSU’s first All-America baseball player in 1957 and repeated the feat in 1958. He went on to play professionally with Kansas City, Cleveland, and the New York Yankees. He then moved quickly into coaching and eventually managing the N.Y. Yankees and winning a World Series Championship as the manager of the Kansas City Royals. A national award is presented annually to the nation’s top college baseball player which is named after Howser as is FSU’s baseball stadium.