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George Horton will add his name to another illustrious Hall of Fame. 

On Tuesday, it was announced the former Oregon baseball coach will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Horton, along with seven others, will be honored in January at the Gaylord National Hotel near Washington D.C. 

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Horton has already been inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as well his alma maters', Downey High School and Cal State Fullerton.

Horton spent 11 seasons with the Ducks, helping vault a dormant Ducks baseball program into a national power. He led UO to a 375-281-1 (.571) record while collecting five NCAA Regional appearances and one Super Regional.

Prior to heading to Eugene, Horton coached at Cal State Fullerton for 11 years. He won seven Big West Conference titles at his alma mater and led the team to a national championship in 2004. 

Overall, Horton went 1091-546-2 in his 28-year college baseball coaching career.  

Horton joins Occidental College’s Bill Anderson, Auburn’s Hal Baird, South’s Roger Cador, Rice’s Wayne Graham, Louisiana’s Tony Robichaux, Santa Ana College’s Don Sneddon and Vestavia Hills (Ala.) High School’s Sammy Dunn in this year’s ABCA Hall of Fame class.

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