Charles Pruitt
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1992
Other Position: Baseball, Men's Basketball; 1953-54
Charles Pruitt
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/28/2007
A superb two-sports star for the Chippewas in the mid-1950s... earned back-to-back baseball MVP awards in 1953 and 1954... his .727 slugging percentage in 1953 stood as a CMU record for 25 years... spent two seasons in the minor leagues, with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals... was a two-year regular on the Chippewa basketball team, earning all-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention honors in 1954... earned his master's degree from Wayne State in 1963 after serving two years in the medical corps special services... a product of Detroit Northwestern.