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Pete McCaffrey

Brown, McCaffrey and Davies were inducted together as a group because of together they brought lasting fame to Goodyear and to the City of Akron by helping the United States basketball team win the gold medal in the 1964 Olympics. Each one of the three has been a great champion at his respective college before coming to Goodyear - one at Louisiana State, one at St. Louis and the other at North Carolina. Larry Brown was one of the great playmakers in the history of North Carolina basketball - winning the most valuable player award in the Denver Tourney. In 1966 he joined the pros and was named the most valuable player in the ABA All-Star Game. Pete McCaffrey captained the St. Louis University team and was named All-Missouri Calley in his senior year. Later became a member of the U.S. Pan American Games Team. He was one of the great scorers in Goodyear history, finishing his basketball playing days with the Wingfoots. The other members of our gold medal winning threesome, Davies, is a native of Harrisburg, PA., who went on to LSU where he captained some of their great teams and came to Goodyear where he helped the Wingfoots win the '64 national championships.

Inducted 1972 | Basketball