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Former USC pitcher Pat Gillick will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown Sunday for his body of work as a major league executive.

Gillick's GM resume is headlined by three World Series rings.  He built the Blue Jays into back-to-back champions in 1992-93 and closed his career in style by leading the Philadelphia Phillies to the 2008 crown.

He once traded the iconic Ken Griffey Jr. from Seattle only to see the Mariners win a record 116 games the following season.  Gillick heads to the Hall alongside Roberto Alomar, who he brought to Toronto to help build the powerful Blue Jays teams of the early 90s.

Click here for an article ranking Gillick's 10 best moves as a GM.

As a collegiate at Troy for two seasons, he helped USC win the 1958 college baseball championship.  He is a local product out of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

(AP photo by Mike Groll)

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