Meet the Hickok Belt Award® Winners

Past Hickok Belt Award ® winners are truly a select group – a veritable who’s who of sports icons. The award has celebrated the incredible careers of leading figures throughout sports. With names like Ali, Mantle, Brown, Namath, Palmer, Phelps and James it is an impressive list to be sure. To learn more about the amazing athletes behind the award including video highlights of their accomplishments, please enjoy the listings below.


Allie Reynolds (1951)

A native of Bethany, Oklahoma, Reynolds was a major contributor to six Yankee championship teams, including those that won a Major League-record five straight World Series from 1949-53. Called “Super Chief” by his teammates because he was one-quarter Creek Indian, Reynolds posted a 182-107 record and a 3.30 earned run average during his big-league career. His best year was in 1951 when he went 17-8 and became the first American League pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a single season. He retired following the 1954 season and had a successful career in business. The baseball field at his alma mater, Oklahoma State, is named after him. He died in 1994 at age seventy-seven.

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Pitoniak, Scott, Jewel of the Sports World: The Story of the Hickok Belt Award, Rochester New York: RIT Press, Copyright © 2010