James LaRusso '70 - Baseball
James LaRusso ’70 was a four-time team most valuable player during his tenure on the baseball team. An NAIA honorable mention All-American in 1968 and 1969, La Russo registered a .404 career batting average while at Monmouth. Still greatly involved with the baseball program, LaRusso earned recognition as the 1968 NAIA National Batting Champion and signed a Major League Baseball contract with the Montreal Expos in 1969.
Members of the class of 2007 represent the first inductees to the Hall of Fame in nearly a quarter century. The last induction was held in November 1984. The Monmouth University Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1981 to recognize, honor, and perpetuate the achievements of members of the Monmouth University family who have made outstanding contributions to Monmouth University athletics. These individuals have helped to bring recognition, honor, distinction, and excellence to Monmouth University and its athletic programs.
Inducted November 9, 2007 - Photo Album