The Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame announced the class of 2024 on Wednesday morning in Lansing.

This year's class will have four new members.  They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 20th at Jackson Field in downtown Lansing.

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This year's inductees are:

Ken Hayward was a star at the University of Michigan in the 1980's.  He pitched and played first base for the Wolverines for head coach Bud Middaugh.  And along with teammates Chris Sabo, Barry Larkin, and Hal Morris, helped the Wolverines to the College World Series during his time in Ann Arbor.  He still holds several hitting records at U-M to this day.

Norman "Turkey" Stearnes was one of the great players in the history of the Negro Leagues.  He spent nine seasons as the star player for the Detroit Stars (1923-31), and played for nearly 20 years professionally.  He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Jake Boss, Sr. is one of the great high school baseball coaches, not only in the Lansing-area but statewide as well.  He had long successful stints with Lansing Everett HS and then later on with Lansing Catholic HS.  He was also an assistant at three different colleges during a 45-year career.

And finally, longtime Detroit Tigers scout Clyde Weir makes the class of 2024.  He scouted for the Tigers from 1986 until his death in 2023.  And he scouted future Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz while he was in high school at Lansing Waverly HS.

Again, the induction ceremonies will be on July 20th before the Lansing Lugnuts game against the Great Lakes Loons.

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