Kings Hockey Hall of Fame play-by-play man Bob Miller will be among the Class of 2011 inductees for the California Sports Hall of Fame’s fifth annual ceremony in Ontario on Feb. 27.
Included with Miller will be Dick Vermeil, the former UCLA football coach and Super Bowl-winning coach with the St. Louis Rams (from Calistoga, and a San Jose State grad); Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes, former WBC heavyweight champ Ken Norton (a native of San Diego), and three-time world boxing champion Tony Lopez (from Sacramento).
Former inductees include Magic Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Jerry West, John Wooden, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Rafer Johnson, Deacon Jones, Eric Dickerson, Tommy Lasorda, Dan Fouts, Dave Winfield, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mike Powell, Tom Flores, Marcus Allen, Cheryl Miller, Jim Plunkett and Karch Kiraly.
Chick Hearn, Vin Scully, Jim Murray and Jim Hill are previous media inductees.
The California Sports Hall of Fame, created by former NFL running back Christian Okoye, provides scholarships to disadvantaged student athletes and hosts free athletic clinics for at-risk youth, featuring active and retired pro athletes and Olympians.
More information: www.californiasportshalloffame.org.