Puzey inducted into University of Nevada Sports Hall of Fame

Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson’s own James Puzey was recently inducted into the University of Nevada’s sports Hall of Fame.

Puzey played baseball for the Wolf Pack from 1982 through 1985, finishing his UNR playing days with a career batting average of .355. At the time it represented the highest average of any four-year player in Wolf Pack history. Puzey was also the UNR leader in career hits, runs, double, base on balls and hit by pitch when he left campus.

Puzey is the only Wolf Pack player to be named All-NCBA First Team three different times.

Puzey represented the United States of America, playing on the U.S. National Baseball team. In the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, Puzey led team USA in hitting with an amazing.778 batting average.

Puzey was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball draft after his senior season. Puzey played five seasons in the Cardinals’ organization reaching the AAA level. Puzey was invited to and played in Major League spring training games in 1990.

Puzey ultimately retired from professional baseball to be with his family and to pursue law.

Martindale Hubbell has designated Puzey as an AV-rated lawyer, which is its highest rating.  Puzey has been recognized in Super Lawyers as one of the top lawyers in the Mountain States (Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming) for 2013-2015, and he has been selected to join the Corporate America Legal Elite of 2015.