The 35th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame - Michael Bell

Picking up where his brother David left off, Michael Bell powered the Moeller Crusaders to their third Ohio State baseball championship, leading the team in batting average (.400), doubles (11), triples (3), home runs (5) and RBI (28). As his father and brother before him, Michael also starred on Moeller's basketball team. A three-year starter in baseball, Michael ranks in the Top 10 among Moeller's All-Time players in nine categories. Michael was a 1st team all-city selection and All-Greater Cincinnati League selection both his junior and senior seasons. He was named GCL Player of the Year in 1993. He was Moeller's first 1st team All-Ohio baseball player and he was also named as Gatorade's Midwest Region Player of the Year. A standout basketball player as well, Michael started three years scoring 630 career points (20th all-time in Moeller history) and was a 1st team all-city and All-GCL pick as a senior. A 1st round pick of the Texas Rangers in 1993, Michael passed on a full scholarship to the University of Mississippi to pursue a professional career, playing one season in the Major Leagues with the Cincinnati Reds in 2000. Currently, Michael is field coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Chandler, Arizona, and have a son, Luke (9), and daughters Mikayla (4) and Madeline (1).

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