Hall of Fame Inductees

Todd Hinnenkamp

Todd began his baseball career playing in the El Dorado Recreational League for teams from the Rosalia area before playing in the Westurban league in Wichita. He was on many successful teams and had the privilege of playing in the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series in the Summer of 1989. In the series, he was 2-0 on the mound and 14 for 31 from the plate for the Wichita Angels who finished 3rd behind Ohoi and Puerto Rico.

Under Brad Long at El Dorado High, Todd joined the varsity in the middle of his freshman year. He started at shortstop throughout the rest of the season, as well as the first state championship in EHS baseball history. His sophomore year he was 4-0 on the mound and pitched a no-hitter for one of the victories. During his junior year, the Wildcats were nationally ranked. They finished the year with a 24-1 record, a third place finish in the state tournament, losing only to eventual champion Blue Valley Stilwell. He was named to the 5A All-State First Team and was a unanimous choice to the Ark Valley League First Team. In basketball he was named second team All-League and Honorable Mention All-State for two years but suffered a broken wrist in sub-state basketball as a senior. This cut his playing time in baseball to almost nothing and he signed with Hutchinson Community College for the fall of 1993.

In his two years at Hutchinson, Todd was 6-3 (mostly as reliever). The Blue Dragons were ranked in the top 25 in the nation for part of 1995 and compiled a record of 64-32 under John Burgy. Todd was nominated as an Academic All-American twice. He then moved to Liberty, Missouri an attended William Jewel College. He pitched for the Cardinals in 1996 and 1997, compiling a record of 9-5. He also worked on the Kansas City Royals Grounds Crew.

Some of Todd's accomplishments/records include 27-9 record as a pitcher throughout high school and college, career leader in winning percentage at EHS with an ERA of 0.68 second with an ERA of .046 for the 1992 season, career batting average of .308 only player to play in three different state championships in El Dorado: 1990 5A High School, 1991 and 1993 American Legion.

Todd and his wife, Jeanne, now reside in Liberty, Missouri. Jeanne teaches fifth grade at Ridgeview Elementary in Liberty. Todd is in the North Kansas City School District as an 8th grade math teacher and administrative assistant at Maple Park Middle School and JV Boys basketball coach at Winnetonka High School.

Honors
  • 1992 All-State 1st Team Pitcher
  • 1992 Ark Valley League 1st Team Pitcher
  • 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee. Member of the 1992 Wildcats.

About

The Baseball Hall of Fame is open by appointment by calling Sam Leben at 316-321-2357, El Dorado Parks Department at 316-322-4975 or El Dorado Recreation Department at 316-321-9100.

Location

El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
210 N. Griffith
El Dorado, KS 67042
contact@eldoradobaseballhof.org

United States