Henry Carl "Hooks" LindBasketball/Baseball, 1924-30
Tulane University/MLB

Inducted: 1981

  • Lind made his name as a Major League baseball player, playing four seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1927-30).
  • Played in all 154 games during the 1928 season and batted .294 as a second baseman while finishing 15th in MVP voting. Led the league in at bats (650), collected 191 hits (sixth in the league), 42 doubles (fifth) and led the Indians with 102 runs scored. In the field, he led American League second basemen with 390 putouts, 116 double plays and 6.1 chances per game.
  • Teamed with Baseball Hall-of-Fame shortstop Joe Sewell to establish an American League double-play record (187) that stood for many years.
  • A postseason illness cut his career short.
  • Also a standout basketball player at Tulane, serving as the team captain in 1924-25.
  • Inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1980.
  • Born Sept. 19, 1903 in New Orleans and died on Aug. 2, 1946 at the age of 42.