Guy “Bud” Elzey - Player
Inducted in 2022
A native of Salisbury, MD, Bud was a stellar athlete in any sport in which he participated. His baseball career started at age 10 as he played Minor League, Little League, and Pony League baseball as a youth in Salisbury. He was the pony league MVP in both 1962 and 1963. After youth baseball, Bud went on to star at Wicomico Senior High School, where he was captain and was voted Most Outstanding Player in 1967. In his junior year, he was selected to the Oriole Land All-Star Team. Upon graduating from high school, Bud was awarded a Furman University baseball scholarship. During his college career, his batting average was in the .370 - .375 range and he broke the stolen base record in 1971 in addition to being team captain. He was awarded Outstanding Male Athlete that year as well. Following college, Bud returned to Salisbury as an educator and was a baseball coach at James M. Bennett Junior High School until 1974.