Hal Theis
Hal Theis
Class Year: 1966
Induction Year: 1999

From Hall of Honor press release dated Oct. 10, 1999:

Harold Theis, a 1966 graduate, excelled on the baseball diamond during his time at Wittenberg. A team captain and most valuable player in his senior season, Theis compiled a 13-2 career record and was a part of two Ohio Athletic conference championships and one NCAA Mid-Eastern Regional Championship.

In his senior season, Theis had a 6-0 regular season record and an ERA of 0.16. He also set a conference record of consecutive shutout innings. Theis was honored on the All-OAC first team, the NCAA Regional first team and the Regional All-Tournament first team in 1966, but his greatest honor was being selected to the College Division All-America first team, the first Tiger to be so named. He was also honored in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" in 1966 for his outstanding senior season.

After graduation, Theis earned his master's degree from The Ohio State University and his doctorate from Bowling Green State University in sociology. He spent several years teaching at various higher education institutions, and is currently employed by the McDonald's Corporation and is responsible for the delivery of all training.

He and his wife Karen, reside in St. Charles, Ill. and have one son Matthew, a 1993 Wittenberg graduate.

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