1990 Hall of Fame Inductees
Darrell Wayne Evans
Evans hit 414 home runs in his 21-year Major League Baseball
career with the Atlanta Braves (‘69-‘76,
’89), San Francisco Giants (’76-’83) and Detroit Tigers (’84-’88).
His breakthrough year was 1973, his first of two All-Star seasons.
He hit 41 home runs for Atlanta, becoming part of the first trio
(Hank Aaron, Davey Johnson) to hit 40 or more homers for the same
team in the same season. He was on first base when Aaron hit his
historic 715th career homer in 1974, breaking Babe Ruth’s record as
the all-time home run king, a title he held for 33 years. Evans was
selected to the National League All-Star team for the second time in
1983, his final year with the Giants. He won his only World Series
championship in 1984, as a member of the Detroit Tigers, defeating
the San Diego Padres, whose second baseman, Alan Wiggins, was
another Muir grad. It marked the first time two players from the
same high school played against one another in a World Series. In
1985, at age 38, he became the oldest player to lead the league in
home runs and the first to hit 40 home runs in both leagues. He was
the second of three players (Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez) to hit
100 home runs with three different teams.
Major-General Royal N. Moore Jr.
Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve in 1953. He was selected as a Naval Aviation Cadet in 1956
and began flight training in Florida. He was commissioned as a
second Lieutenant in 1958 and spent his first tour of duty in
Hawaii, followed by a tour of Japan in 1963.
He next served in DaNang, South Vietnam, where he was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with bronze numeral 18 for
flying a total of 287 combat missions. Subsequent missions brought
him to El Toro Marine Air Station as Executive Officer.
General Moore was awarded the Joint Service Commendation medal and
the Navy Commendation Medal for his service with Headquarters
Military Assistance in Vietnam. He attended the U.S. Army Command
and General Staff College at Ft. Levenworth, Kan. Squadrons under
his command were awarded the 1975 Chief of Naval Operations Safety
Award; the 1976 CMC Efficiency Award; and the Meritorious Unity
Commendation. He personally received the Meritorious Service Medal.
His assignments include service at Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor,
Wash., and Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala. Gen. Moore was selected
Brigadier General in 1984 and promoted to Major General in 1987.
Edwin Norgord began his career as a
photojournalist in 1954 with the Pasadena Independent (which later
became the Star-News). He worked for the paper for 35 years, during
which time he shot many famous photos, including one of Sirhan
Sirhan’s mother reacting to the news that her son had been arrested
for shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
In 1955 Mr. Norgord won a second-place news photography award in the
international Graflex contest. He was a 1969 winner of the Forest
Lawn Sweepstakes for the California Press Photographers Association;
and was named Photographer of the Year in 1970 by the California
Mr. Norgord has had pictures in Life Magazine, Esquire and Sports
Illustrated, among others.
Dr. Oscar Streeter
A former all-league goalie on Muir’s boys water polo team, Oscar
E. Streeter Jr., MD received his undergraduate degree from USC
in 1978 and graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in
1982. He served his internship in internal medicine at UCI-VA Long
Beach Medical Center and Residency in radiation oncology at Howard
University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Streeter served on the staff of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group,
Regional Center for Radiation Oncology. He has received many awards
and honors, such as the National Medical Fellowship, a scholarship
from Howard University School of Medicine; the Ulrich K. Henschke/Frederick
Drew Award, given to the outstanding senior in Radiation Oncology;
the J.B. Johnson Award for outstanding student in cardiology; and
the Senior Student Clinical Excellence Award in psychiatry.
He has memberships in many professional organizations, such as the
Los Angeles Radiological Society; the National Medical association;
Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Pi Phi; and many community organizations,
such as the All Saints AIDS Service Center, the AIDS Strategic
Planning Task Force for Pasadena; the Martin Luther King Legacy
Association, and the Commission on Children and Youth of Pasadena.
has become a chronicler of the American scene with
her award-winning films "Who Killed Vincent Chin?"
(PBS) and "MY AMERICA...or Honk if You Love Buddha."
Her other credits include the PBS series "The New
Americans" (Mexico story segment) and "My Journey
Home; Lab or Women," "The Last Beat Movie" (Sundance
Channel); "The Best Hotel on Skid Row" (Home Box
Office), "Jennifer’s in Jail" (Lifetime Television),
"Declarations: All Men Are Created Equal?" (PBS),
"What Americans Really Think of the Japanese" (Fujisankei,)
and "Yellow Tale Blues." She has been a collaborator
on two multi-media performances pieces. Tajima-Peña
was honored with the Alpert Award in the Arts in
2007. Her previous honors include an Academy Award
nomination for Best Feature Documentary, a Peabody
Award, a Dupont-Columbia Award, the James Wong Howe
“Jimmie” Award, the Justice in Action Award, and an
International Documentary Association Achievement
Award, the Media Achievement Award from MANAA, the
Steve Tatsukawa Memorial Award and the APEX
Excellence in the Arts Award. She has twice earned
Fellowships in Documentary Film from
both the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York
Foundation on the Arts. Her works have been
broadcast around the world and premiered at the
Cannes Film Festival, Hawaii International Film
Festival, London Film Festival, New Directors/New
Films, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International
Film Festival, and many other venues. Tajima-Peña
was formerly a film critic for The Village Voice, a
cultural commentator for National Public Radio, and
associate editor of The Independent Film & Video
Monthly. She is currently an Associate Professor in
the Social Documentation Program of the Community
Studies Department at the University of California,
Worrill was a teammate of Mack Robinson on Muir’s
1935 track team (the brother of Jackie Robinson who
earned a silver medal in the 1936 Olympic Games in
Berlin). He served as vice president of Armulites; a
club dedicated to providing social interaction and
inspire academic success among African-American
students at Pasadena Junior College during the 1930s
and ‘40s. Worrill spent much of his working career
as a key figure in the YMCA movement, heading up
several core programs at the organization’s U.S.
headquarters in Chicago and in Pennsylvania, Pa.
Walter’s wife of nearly 40 years, Anna Belle, was an
accomplished vocalist and ballet student, who became
the first African-American to sing in the Pasadena
Philharmonic Orchestra (she also sang at Jackie and
Rachel Robinson’s 1946 wedding). Their eldest son,
Conrad Walter Worrill, Ph.D., is a well-known
activist and educator in Chicago, who served as a
special field consultant to the 1995 Million-Man
March in Washington, DC; and in 2001 led a
400-member delegation at the United Nations World
Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa.
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
is tentatively scheduled for
Saturday, November 4th at 2:00 PM
Frank Walkup Library