Wedge is AFL Hall of Fame bound

Wedge is AFL Hall of Fame bound

CLEVELAND -- One good season can earn you a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Well, the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame, at least.

Indians manager Eric Wedge will join Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins as inductees in that Hall this fall.

"Anytime you're elected to somebody's Hall of Fame, it's an honor," Wedge said. "A lot of fantastic ballplayers have played in that league."

Wedge played for the AFL's Tucson Javelinas in 1993, when he was a catcher in the Rockies' system. He helped the Javelinas compile the league's best record that season, before they were beaten by the Tempe Rafters in the championship.

Of course, AFL Hall of Fame enshrinement isn't based solely on AFL accomplishments. The Hall seeks to recognize AFL alums who have gone on to bigger and better things in the big leagues. The Hall's 23 members include the likes of Albert Pujols, Jason Giambi, Roy Halladay, Torii Hunter, Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano and Terry Francona.

Wedge was inducted into the Indians High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last year.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.