The trio will be honored Feb. 12 at the annual Salute to the Champions at the downtown Marriott Marquis & Marina.
They are the 154th, 155th and 156th members of San Diego’s sports hall of fame. Twenty-six are connected to baseball, including Ted Williams, Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman.
The Breitbard Hall of Fame, a collection of plaques formerly on display at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, is now in the Western Metal Supply Co. Building on the main concourse at Petco Park
Bush, who was the second pick in the 2006 NLF draft by the New Orleans Saints after winning the Heisman Trophy while playing for USC, had an 11-year professional career. Included in that was playing for the Super Bowl XLIV champion Saints, who just recently inducted him into their Hall of Fame.
A graduate of La Mesa’s Helix High where he played alongside quarterback Alex Smith, a future All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins, Bush went on to play at USC. In 2004 he was a Heisman Trophy finalist and in 2006 he won the award. He earned All-Pro honors in 2008.
The late Jerry Coleman is now a member of five Hall of Fames by my count — the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. (broadcast wing); the #Padres Hall of Fame; the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame; the National Radio Hoff of Fame and the Breitbard Hall of Fame.
— Bill Center (@PadresCentral) November 19, 2019
So thrilled for all #Padres fans across generations that the Breitbard Sports Hall of Fame has selected our beloved Jerry Coleman for induction in February. A simply perfect choice!
— Ted Leitner (@TedLeitner) November 20, 2019
Machado was born in Australia but at the age of 4 his family moved to Cardiff where he discovered surfing. He won the 1986 U.S. Amateur Surf mg Championships in 1986 and in 1992, turned pro.
He was named Rookie of the Year on the Professional Surfing Association of American Tour, winning 12 Championship Tour events.
“In 1995, during the Pipeline Masters, Machado etched himself indelibly on the surfing world when he high-fived Kelly Slater during the competition, eventually finishing second to Slater,” organizers said.
Machado is famed for his stand on protecting the environment, especially the ocean.
Coleman, nicknamed “The Colonel,” a reference to his being a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps, was the voice of the San Diego Padres from 1972 to his death in January 2014 at 89 — with one exception.
In 1980, he served as Padres manager.
Coleman, who played second base for the New York Yankees from 1949 to 1957, winning four World Series crowns and being named to the All-Star team in 1950, was given the Ford Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005 for broadcasting excellence.
In 2001, “The Colonel” was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame and in 2007 he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.