Two of the most popular and impactful players from the early days of the River Falls Fighting Fish will be the inaugural inductees into the Fish Hall of Fame when the team hosts Prescott this Saturday, July 10.
Original Fish players Nathan Brom and Dan Morgan will be honored before the first pitch against the Pirates at 7:00 p.m. at First National Bank of River Falls Field.
Brom was a fan favorite during his playing days as captain of the Fish from 2008-15. “Brommy,” as he is known, was the heart and soul of the team from its very first game at the River Falls High School Field in 2008 until his final appearance at First National Bank of River Falls Field in 2015.
On the field he was known as a fierce competitor and clutch hitter. His soft hands at third base made him one of the best defenders in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League. His 243 career games ranks sixth on the Fish’s all-time list and he still holds the franchise record for most times being hit by a pitch, getting plunked 14 times during the 2012 season.
Morgan was at the forefront of beginning a winning culture for the Fish, anchoring the team’s pitching staff from 2008-11 and remaining a key member until he retired in 2015.
Morgan is the Fish’s all-time leader in wins with 32 and pitched a franchise-high 92 innings in the team’s inaugural season of 2008. His 5-0 complete-game shutout victory over the Everest Merchants in the 2010 Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs is part of Fish lore. He made a team-high 16 appearances the following season and posted a record of 5-2 to help the Fish claim their first WBA state championship.