Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame

​his mark in tennis. In 1970, he and his partner, Bob Lutz won the Australian Open Doubles title and by 1971, he was the #1 ranked singles player in the world along with John Newcombe and was ranked #1 alone in 1972.


During that improbable 1971 year where he went from out of the top ten top #1, he won the US Open Men's Singles title over Jan Kodes.


​In 1972, Mr. Smith won the Wimbledon Singles title over Ilie Nastase in a tough five set match in which Smith was down, but rallied late.


In 1971, Adidas renamed the Robert Haillet Adidas to Stan Smith, after the #1 player in the world. In 1973, Smith signed a contract with Adidas which is according to "Sneaker Report", is the 13th out of the top 50 most influential sneaker sponsorship in sports history. To this day, the Stan Smith Adidas shoe has sold over 40 million pairs worldwide.


​Stan Smith currently lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina, but we here at the Pasadena Sports Hall of fame will be pushing to have a tennis stadium build at Pasadena High School in honor of the city's greatest tennis player, Stan Smith.

Honors​​

1970

​Australian Open Men's Doubles Champion

1971

U.S. Open

Men's Singles Champion

1972

Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion

Stan Smith was born and raised in Pasadena. By the time he was attending Pasadena High School in the early 1960s, he already knew he wanted to play tennis forever if he could.


​Mr. Smith was the CIF Southern Section Champion in his senior year and has since been named as one of the top 100 greatest in Southern Section's history.


It didn't take Stan Smith long to  make 

PASHOF INDUCTEE

Stan Smith

Stan Smith


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!