Hall of Fame

The Sioux Falls Canaries are launching the Canaries Hall of Fame for the 2013 season. Inductees will be unveiled throughout the season on Hall of Fame Mondays during Monday home games at Sioux Falls Stadium.

A preliminary list of eight candidates has been determined by a selection committee, and the Canaries invited fans to give feedback. Final selections will be made by the selection committee and team front office.

To be eligible for the Canaries Hall of Fame, players must a) have played one season in Sioux Falls; b) be two seasons removed from playing in Sioux Falls; and c) be retired from playing professional baseball. The selection committee is comprised of team front office personnel, league staff, media representatives, and select community members.

More information on each candidate is below:

Abner Arroyo (2005 – 2007) -- Arroyo posted three consecutive strong seasons, never hitting below .314 and often flashing leather in the infield. He has a career .322 average and he ranks fifth in career RBI (168). As a line-drive, left-handed gap hitter, Arroyo collected 71 doubles, third most in team history. He also hit 30 home runs and notched 168 RBI.

YearTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTB
2005 Sioux Falls 73 313 290 44 93 25 1 11 57 1 2 12 60 .321 .344 .528 .872 153
2006 Sioux Falls 90 395 351 58 116 32 1 13 65 0 0 37 44 .330 .400 .538 .938 189
2007 Sioux Falls 74 327 290 40 91 14 1 6 46 1 1 29 39 .314 .382 .431 .813 125
    237 1035 931 142 300 71 3 30 168 2 3 78 143 .322 .378 .502 .879 467


Pedro Guerrero (1993-1994) – Bringing with him a very successful 15-year major-league career, Guerrero joined the inaugural Canaries roster in 1993 and brought instant credibility to the rejuvenated Northern League. Across two seasons, Guerrero hit .311, swatted 11 home runs and collected 80 home runs.

YearTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTB
1993 Sioux Falls 42 176 151 23 42 5 0 3 33 3 0 21 20 .278 .358 .371 .729 56
1994 Sioux Falls 75 316 280 55 92 15 0 8 47 0 0 31 29 .329 .399 .468 .867 131
Ind (2 seasons) 117 492 431 78 134 20 0 11 80 3 0 52 49 .311 .384 .434 .818 187


Richard Hyde (1994, 1996-2001) -- Hyde has been on a Sioux Falls roster for more seasons than any other player in team history and sits atop the team leader board for nearly every significant career pitching category. He ranks first in wins (53), games (121), complete games (15), innings pitched (787) and strikeouts (519). Hyde was an example of consistency and longevity, notching eight or more wins in all but one season and logging more than 100 innings in all but two seasons. His career record is 53-33 with a 3.60 ERA. Hyde earned back-to-back all-star honors in 1999 and 2000 and helped Sioux Falls to its first playoff appearance in 2001.

YearTmWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPWP
1994 Sioux Falls 8 7 .533 3.77 18 17 0 4 1 0 114.2 134 54 48 6 21 3 60 3 4
1996 Sioux Falls 9 3 .750 2.72 13 13 0 2 0 0 96.0 93 37 29 3 21 0 68 1 7
1997 Sioux Falls 8 6 .571 5.33 20 18 1 3 0 0 108.0 134 76 64 13 37 0 86 5 7
1998 Sioux Falls 4 3 .571 4.52 14 14 0 1 1 0 93.2 107 57 47 7 34 0 61 6 7
1999 Sioux Falls 8 2 .800 2.73 19 17 0 2 0 0 115.1 123 47 35 6 27 0 77 8 8
2000 Sioux Falls 8 8 .500 3.01 19 19 0 3 0 0 140.1 142 64 47 5 19 0 86 4 7
2001 Sioux Falls 8 4 .667 3.40 18 18 0 0 0 0 119.0 124 61 45 11 22 1 81 9 6
    53 33 .616 3.60 121 116 1 15 2 0 787.1 857 396 315 51 181 4 519 37 46


Pat Mahomes (2007 – 2009) -- Mahomes joined the Canaries after an accomplished major-league career. Over two and half seasons in Sioux Falls, Mahomes amassed a 24-11 record with a 3.84 ERA. He ranks third all-time in wins (24), complete games (8) and strikeouts (246). In 2007, he went 12-3 in 19 starts with a 3.21 ERA, striking out 109 batters and earning league all-star honors as right-handed Pitcher of the Year. His 12 wins tied for second all-time in a season. In 2008, Mahomes was a key member of the Canaries’ championship rotation, going 10-6 and striking out 105 men.

YearTmWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPWP
2007 Sioux Falls 12 3 .800 3.21 19 19 0 4 1 0 134.2 141 59 48 11 44 0 109 0 4
2008 Sioux Falls 10 6 .625 3.72 19 19 0 3 1 0 135.1 137 65 56 11 42 0 105 5 2
2009 Sioux Falls 2 2 .500 6.46 10 5 2 1 1 0 39.0 49 28 28 9 21 0 32 0 0
    24 11 .686 3.84 48 43 2 8 3 0 309 327 152 132 31 107 0 246 5 6


Felix Pagan (2000-2004) – Pagan, a Puerto Rican native nicknamed “El Gato”, is the career leader in nearly every major offensive category – home runs (65), RBI (235), hits (416), total bases (700), and extra-base hits (147). Pagan strung together five straight seasons of solid production, with three seasons hitting above .300 and never below .280.  His strongest season was 2001, when he earned Northern League all-star honors for hitting .331 with 19 home runs and 66 RBI. He collected 127 hits and swiped 13 bases. The versatile defender played several positions, both infield and outfield.

YearTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2000 Sioux Falls 31 145 137 25 45 10 1 8 28 0 0 4 14 .328 .345 .591 .936
2001 Sioux Falls 90 422 384 76 127 33 3 19 66 13 3 27 57 .331 .378 .581 .958
2002 Sioux Falls 51 233 210 35 62 3 0 13 37 7 3 17 32 .295 .352 .495 .847
2003 Sioux Falls 86 367 336 45 105 15 3 12 58 10 4 22 32 .313 .360 .482 .842
2004 Sioux Falls 62 289 274 46 77 14 0 13 46 3 0 10 35 .281 .311 .474 .786
  320 1456 1341 227 416 75 7 65 235 33 10 80 170 .310 .353 .522 .875


Charles Peterson (1999-2001, 2003) –
Peterson is near the top of the career leader board in many offensive categories. Along with a .318 career average, he displayed power with 45 career home runs and speed with 47 stolen bases. He amassed 203 RBI, 373 hits and 582 total bases. No Sioux Falls player has played more games in the outfield (257). Peterson earned an all-star status in 2001 for a blistering .364 average with 16 home runs and 76 RBI.

YearTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
1999 Sioux Falls 81 357 318 48 92 17 1 10 53 23 5 35 56 .289 .359 .443 .802
2000 Sioux Falls 85 360 332 46 102 14 4 13 48 6 1 26 52 .307 .356 .491 .847
2001 Sioux Falls 90 400 374 69 136 20 2 16 76 16 2 19 49 .364 .395 .556 .951
2003 Sioux Falls 37 155 149 23 43 9 0 6 26 2 1 6 22 .289 .316 .470 .786
  293 1272 1173 186 373 60 7 45 203 47 9 86 179 .318 .364 .496 .860


Chris Powell (1993-1994, 1996-1997) –
Powell was remarkably consistent across his four seasons and 210 games with Sioux Falls. He never posted an average below .300 or an on-base percentage below .400. His strongest season was 1994, when he led the team with .357 average and 105 hits. Powell is the team career leader in triples (17). His arm and glove were equally potent weapons. He is the team career leader in outfield assists (42) and putouts (494).

YearTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
1993 Sioux Falls 67 282 235 47 71 5 5 4 19 13 3 39 48 .302 .405 .417 .822
1994 Sioux Falls 76 330 294 52 105 16 7 4 38 17 6 21 54 .357 .413 .500 .913
1996 Sioux Falls 36 173 132 38 44 8 1 3 15 26 7 27 26 .333 .474 .477 .951
1997 Sioux Falls 31 123 103 24 31 4 4 4 15 12 4 18 30 .301 .415 .534 .949
  210 908 764 161 251 33 17 15 87 68 20 105 158 .329 .422 .475 .897


Beau Torbert (2008-2010)
is a two-time American Association Player of the Year and ranks first in career average (.358), second in home runs (55) and second in RBIs (231). In 2010, Torbert posted one of the best offensive outputs in the history of the league. He won the batting title with a .394 batting average, a team record and a league record at the time. He finished second in the league with 24 home runs, and his 100 RBI was tops in the league and a new team record. Torbert amassed 155 hits for the season, breaking the previous league record and team records for a single season. He also set a league record for total bases in one season (269). For his outstanding output, Torbert earned Baseball America’s Independent Player of the Year, independent baseball’s highest prize. Torbert also won Player of the Year honors in 2008, leading the Canaries to their only championship.

YearTmGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
2008 Sioux Falls 90 381 340 65 110 20 3 19 71 14 5 24 43 .324 .382 .568 .950
2009 Sioux Falls 65 285 260 35 90 10 2 12 60 5 2 19 29 .346 .396 .538 .935
2010 Sioux Falls 95 425 393 79 155 38 2 24 100 6 2 25 48 .394 .434 .684 1.118
  250 1091 993 179 355 68 7 55 231 25 9 68 120 .358 .406 .606 1.012