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Waterloo Bucks Add Former Pitchers To Hall of Fame

Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Waterloo Broadcasting
Photo By: Elwin Huffman – Waterloo Broadcasting
The Waterloo Bucks added the two newest members to the team’s Hall of Fame, inducting Scott Shaw and Bill Tarajack Saturday night (January 18, 2014). The former pitchers are the 23rd and 24th members of the exclusive group. The Bucks started their Hall of Fame in 2006.

Shaw, a native of Gurnee, Illinois, was a member of the Bucks from 2006 to 2008. For a career, Shaw ranks second in team history in games started with 27, is fourth in innings pitched with 160.2, sixth in strikeouts with 130, and ninth in wins with nine. Shaw finished his Waterloo career with a 9-8 record and a 2.91 ERA. The right-hander was a Northwoods League mid-season All-Star in 2007 — a season in which he started 13 games , the second most starts in team history. The University of Illinois standout was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.

Tarajack pitched for the Bucks in 1996 and 1998, starting 21 games during his career. Tarajack is the third-winningest pitcher in team history with 14 wins and is fifth on Waterloo’s strikeout list with 144. The right-hander, who played at the University of Illinois and Austin Peay State University, went 7-4 in 1996 with 75 strikeouts in 12 appearances. In 1998, Tarajack recorded 69 strikeouts in 11 appearances, finishing the season with a 7-1 record — the sixth-best single-season winning percentage (87.5) in franchise history.

Shaw currently resides in Manhattan Beach, California. Tarajack now lives in suburban Detroit, Michigan.

The Waterloo Bucks begin their 20th season of Northwoods League baseball in late May.

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