The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame welcome in the Class of 2019

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame revealed last week the Class of 2019 that will join the greatness of the 49th state's athletics.
First is Chad Bentz, who was born without one of his hands.
Bentz is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, and made 40 Major League Baseball appearances playing for teams like the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins.
Bentz was one of three Alaskans to play in the top league for professional baseball, and is also the only Alaskan with a MLB hit.
Bentz played for Juneau where he starred for their program.
The other athlete is Corey Cogdell-Unrein from Eagle River.
The 32 year old decorated trap shooter has been one of the top shooters in the world, which includes a dozen medals, two bronzes in the Olympics and in 2016 she upset the heavy favorite from Spain to cement a legacy.
The Alaska Run for Women was the event added to the hall, and the team joining is the Kodiak Bears 55-52 title victory in 2001 against the East Anchorage Thunderbirds for one of the greatest upsets of all time in Alaska.