George Horton has hit for the cycle in Hall of Fame honors.
The former Oregon baseball coach will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, it was announced on Tuesday. Horton and seven others will be honored Jan. 8, 2021, at the Gaylord National Hotel outside of Washington D.C.
Horton has previously been inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as well as the Halls of Fame of his alma maters, Downey High School and Cal State Fullerton.
Horton went 1,091-546-2 in a 28-year career as a head coach in college baseball.
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In his combined 28 seasons as a collegiate head baseball coach, George Horton amassed a career record 1,091-546-2 (.666) record. pic.twitter.com/yEKDe9C4E3
Horton joined the Oregon baseball program when it restarted in 2009 and went 375-281-1 in 11 seasons. He led the Ducks to the postseason five times including a Super Regional in 2012.
Horton took the Ducks to a Regional in 2010, his second season, before falling one game short of the College World Series in 2012. Oregon won a school-record 48 games in 2013.
Horton arrived at Oregon after winning the 2004 College World Series title at Cal State Fullerton. He was 490-212-1 during 11 seasons with the Titans that included six trips to the CWS.
Horton began his coaching career at Cerritos College by going 226-53 in six seasons while winning three state championships. He served as an assistant at Cal State Fullerton for six years before being promoted to head coach.
Horton will be inducted along with former Rice coach Wayne Graham, Hal Baird of Auburn, Roger Cador of Southern University and Tony Robichaux of Louisiana-Lafayette. Bill Anderson of Occidental College and Don Sneddon of Santa Ana College will also be honored along with Sammy Dunn of Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama.