Jody Ramsey

Inducted: 1999

Best Known For: Baseball

Hometown: Brazosport, TX

HS: Brazosport High School

College: Pan American University


His is one of the most poignant stories in local legend, of a brilliant baseball player and fine person cut down in the prime of life.

Jody Ramsey was an outfielder out of Brazosport High who led the Pan American Broncs in eight offensive categories in 1972. The co-captain of the team hit .346 with 64 hits, 47 runs scored, four triples, and 17 steals, good enough to earn All-District honors playing for Coach Al Ogletree.

But he would die tragically when electrocuted on the field while helping with maintenance in February 1973.

Ramsey was shy but well liked by his teammates, and the school showed its love for a fallen soldier by building Jody Ramsey Stadium, which housed Bronc baseball from 1974 to 2000.

The university annually recalls this fine student-athlete with the Jody Ramsey Award, given to the outstanding baseball senior at the conclusion of each season.