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A mixed martial arts fighter, a former major league baseball player, the 1998 UNLV golf team and a former state athletic commissioner-turned-political kingmaker will be inducted this year into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — A mixed martial artist, a former major league baseball player, a champion UNLV golf team and a former state athletic commissioner-turned-political kingmaker will be inducted this year into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

An announcement Thursday says fighter Frank Mir, outfielder and Las Vegas resident Marty Cordova, the 1998 NCAA champion men's golf team and Sig Rogich, a prominent communications firm owner and former U.S. ambassador to Iceland, will be enshrined June 24 at the Orleans Arena.

Mir is a Bonanza High School graduate and former state wrestling champion and Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champ.

Cordova graduated from Bishop Gorman High School and was the 1995 American League Rookie of the Year with the Minnesota Twins. He played nine MLB seasons, with stints also in Toronto, Cleveland and Baltimore.

The 1997-1998 UNLV golf team was coached by Dwaine Knight and led by golfers Chris Berry, Bill Lunde, Charley Hoffman, Jeremy Anderson and Scott Lander.

Rogich helped Republican President win election in 1984, and was a senior White House assistant to former President George H.W. Bush.

Proceeds from ticket sales to the ceremony support Las Vegas-area youth sports programs.

The four will bring to 93 the number of area sports notables installed since 1997. The nonprofit hall is maintained at Findlay Toyota at the Valley Automall in Henderson.

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