It's that time of year when the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame welcomes another group of deserving candidates. It's also that time of year when I think how unfortunate that so many Bishop Noll sensational athletes are passed over because they weren't Hammond residents even though attending a Hammond school.
I played shortstop for Noll in 1960 and watched the most spectacular pitching performance by anyone, anywhere. I watched in disbelief as John Wrona pitched four straight no-hitters — not shutouts, but no-hitters! He isn't eligible for the Hall because he lived in Hegewisch.
How many others are cheated because many Noll students are from Hammond's surrounding communities.
- John Freyek, Highland