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Kendall Cross, Mickey Tettleton named to 2019 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame class

The former Cowboys will be enshrined in Oklahoma City.

Kendall Cross

Former Oklahoma State University standouts Kendall Cross and Mickey Tettleton are among the seven-person 2019 class for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Cross, who turns 51 on Feb. 24, was a three-time All-American at OSU, where he won the 1989 NCAA championship. After OSU he became a highly-decorated freestyle wrestler, finishing sixth in the 1992 Olympics at Barcelona then winning gold at 125.5 pounds in 1996 in Atlanta.

The Mustang native is one of 10 former Cowboys to win Olympic wrestling gold. Cross is also a member of the 2002 Class for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater.

Tettleton, 58, led the Cowboys to the 1981 College World Series final before falling 7-4 to Arizona. The Southeast High (Oklahoma City) product was named to the all-tournament team as an outfielder. The Oakland Athletics drafted him in the fifth round in 1981, and he played 14 seasons in the MLB as a catcher.

The switch hitter — who was named after Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle — hit 245 home runs for the Athletics, Orioles, Tigers and Rangers, including at least 30 homers in three straight seasons for Detroit from 1991-93. He was a two-time MLB All-Star (1989, 1994) and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner as the best hitter at his position (1989, 1991, 1992).

Also inducted will be baseball star Mike Moore, University of Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasson and two-time Final Four men’s basketball coach Lou Henson.