Ian Snell - Player
Inducted in 2013
Ian Dante Snell (Player) - He was a standout pitcher at Caesar Rodney High School, Ian was selected by the Pirates in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He made his debut in the Gulf Coast League with the Pirates on July 17, pitching 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against the Expos.
In 2001, Ian split the season between the Gulf Coast League Pirates and the Short Season-A New York - Penn League, Williamsport Crosscutters.
He played the 2002 season with the South Atlantic League Champion Hickory Crawdads, a Single-A club. There Ian ranked fourth among league pitchers in strikeouts and seventh in ERA.
In 2003, Ian was named the Pirates organizational Pitcher-of-the-Year, when he went 14-4 with a 3.00 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 26 minor league starts, split between Single-A Lynchburg and Double-A Altoona.
Ian spent the majority of his 2004 season with the Altoona Curve. He set a single-season team record and finished second in the league with 142 strikeouts.
On January 28, 2007, the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association honored Ian as the "John J. Brady Athlete of the Year", an award given annually to the best athlete from Delaware.
During Ian's eight year Major League career, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, St, Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In March 2013, Ian signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League.