MARYLAND STATE ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016

Brady Anderson
Brady Anderson had a 15-year major league career, including playing with the Orioles from 1988 to 2001. Now the club’s vice president of baseball operations, Anderson, 52, still appears all over the Orioles career leader list in categories such as runs (fi walks (third), hits (fi  extra-base hits (fourth), doubles (sixth), and plate appearances (fourth). He held the team record for home runs (50 in 1996) until Chris Davis had 53 in 2013. A .300 hitter in four postseason series, he is one of four major leaguers to hit 50 home runs and steal 20 bases in the same season. The others are Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, and Ken Griffey Jr.

Wheeler Baker
Born in Chester, Md., Wheeler Baker is considered a legend in powerboat racing. He is a 10-time winner of the American Power Boat Association (APBA) National Championships. An eight-time points champion, Baker was inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions in 1987 and competed for 30 years (1977-2007). Now 69, Baker served stints as a county commissioner (1986 to ’90) and a member of the House of Delegates (1995 to 2003). Today he serves as president of the Kent Narrows Racing Association and chair of the Chesterwye Foundation, which helps adults with developmental disabilities.

Louis Carter
An All-Metro performer in football and track at Arundel High, Louis Carter made sure Maryland Terps fans saw some offense while Randy White was dominating on defense. He returned kicks and was the Terps’ leading rusher in 1972, ’73, and ’74, gaining 2,266 yards. Best Offensive Player in the 1973 Peach Bowl, Carter played four seasons in the NFL and threw the first touchdown pass in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. Now 63, Carter has battled health issues and the loss of his wife in recent years and found a new home as a security coordinator at UMBC since 2009.

Gary Jobson
Gary Jobson is a world-class sailor, television commentator, and author based in Annapolis. A three-time All-America collegiate sailor, he was part of Ted Turner’s crew (tactician) that won the America’s Cup in 1977 aboard Courageous. He became a sailing analyst for the likes of ESPN and NBC and won two Emmys. In demand as a public speaker, Jobson, 66, is vice president of the International Sailing Federation, president of National Sailing Hall of Fame, which he was inducted into in 2011, and has authored 19 sailing books. Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines, the former Navy sailing coach has led ambitious expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica, and Cape Horn. Since 1994, Jobson, a cancer survivor, has been national chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta program, which has raised over $50 million.

Laurie Schwoy
After an outstanding four-sport career at McDonogh, where she broke state soccer records for goals in a season (69) and a career (198) and was 1995 Parade magazine Player of the Year, Laurie Schwoy attended the University of North Carolina. There Schwoy was National Freshman of the Year and helped the Tar Heels to three national championships despite injuries that forced her from the U.S. national team that won the 1999 World Cup. Forced to redshirt in 1999, she helped UNC to the national title in 2000 before playing a season with the Philadelphia Charge of the Women’s United Soccer Association. She returned to McDonogh as an assistant coach for five years and has coached many youth teams. Now 38, Schwoy is a personal trainer and runs soccer camps. On Nov. 3 she becomes the first women’s soccer player inducted into the MSAHOF.

Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas is fourth on Johns Hopkins’ career lacrosse point scoring list (224) despite playing only three years. The year he arrived at Homewood (1971) was the last season Hopkins denied freshmen from playing. A three-sport star at Towson High, Thomas led Hopkins to three straight NCAA finals, with the Blue Jays avenging one-goal losses in 1972 and ’73 by winning it all in 1974. Thomas became a teacher like his mother and father, legendary coach William Thomas Sr., who coached 63 All-America lacrosse players and won 14 county titles. The younger Thomas, 64, was The Sun’s Prep Athlete of the Year in 1970, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1989. He coached at Centennial and Wilde Lake, winning four straight soccer titles, during a 40- year teaching career.

John F. Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jim Henneman
In 1958, Jim Henneman joined The News American as a copy boy (writing about native son Al Kaline playing in the 1958 All-Star Game at Memorial Stadium at the behest of late sports editor John Steadman), and eventually worked his way onto the sports staff. He worked at the paper from 1958 to ’68 and 1973 to ’80, carving out a career writing about the Orioles (with a five-year stint on the Bullets beat), before moving to The Evening Sun and later The Sun, from 1980 to ’95. Now Henneman writes for PressBox when he’s not serving as an official scorer at Camden Yards. Author of Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic, which was released in 2015, Henneman claims to have seen more Orioles games in person than anyone alive. A left-handed pitcher at Loyola College, he was an usher and press box attendant at Memorial Stadium before beginning his journalism career.