SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has announced the selection of former St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, former Montreal Expos pitcher Steve Rogers and Missouri fast pitch softball star Bonus Frost for induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

The trio will be inducted as a part of the Hall’s Sports Enthusiast Luncheon which will be held at the University Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, May 14th presented by the Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company.

Dave Duncan, who retired after the 2011 campaign, began his career with the Kansas City Athletics in 1963. He made his major league debut on May 6, 1964 at the age of 18, becomingthe youngest player in the American League at the time. Duncan’s biggest contribution to baseball came as a pitching coach, the last 16 years of which were with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Coach Duncan is the owner of four World Series rings and was the coach of four Cy Young Award winners.

Steve Rogers was born in Jefferson City and raised in Springfield. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 1st round of the 1971 amateur draft. Rogers averaged 14 wins per season between 1974 and 1985, with his most productive season coming in 1982 when he collected a career-high 19 wins, pitched four shutouts, and led all National League pitchers with a 2.40 ERA. In a 13-year career, Steve posted a 158-152 record with a 3.17 ERA and 1621 strikeouts. He pitched 129 complete games with 37 shutouts in 399 appearances. In four post-season games, Rogers was 3-1 with a 0.97 ERA and two complete games.

Born in Theodosia, Missouri, Bonus Frost grew up in Springfield and started playing fast pitch softball at the age of 10. By the age of 18, he was already a star on the Triple A fast pitch circuit.

A fleet, left handed hitting outfielder, Frost played in 14 national tournaments, posting a career batting average of over .300. He was named to the All-America team twice and received an honorable mention four times. He won seven batting championships and was named to the Springfield Triple A fast pitch all-star team all 11 years it was selected.

At the event the Hall will honor a selection of area baseball and softball players through the newly established Diamond Awards. Additionally, long-time area businessman Sam Hamra will be named as the recipient of the Hall’s President’s Award.

Tickets for the ceremony and luncheon are only $40 for an individual seat, $100 for a head table seat, and $400 for a table of eight. Purchasers of head table tickets and tables of eight will receive an autographed print commemorating the day and associate sponsor recognition in the event program. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100.