Steve Papes
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 2003
Other Position: Baseball; 1969-70
Steve Papes
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/28/2007
An All-America baseball player on one of the best Chippewa teams in school history... is one of three brothers to play for CMU... captained the 1970 team that posted a remarkable record of 36-4, the nation's third best that year... was known as an outstanding leader... set school records for total bases (98), slugging percentage (.721), triples (eight), and extra base hits (25)... had just five errors in 40 games at first base... ranked second in triples for a season, fourth in career triples, and tied for ninth in single-season slugging percentage... had a career batting average of .351... taught and coached at Hart High and Newaygo High for 32 years, winning seven league and two district titles in baseball.