Re: The Alabama Kid
I'm from Alabama and had come across the "Alabama Kid" a few times over the years and wondered who he might be.
There is an Alabama Sports Hall of Fame with requirements basically that someone was born in Alabama or lived there (I think they had to live there during their sporting career if they weren't Alabama-born natives).
Evander Holyfield, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Willie Mays -- that's just a few of the big-timers in the hall of fame.
I think they have a category for old-timers who were maybe overlooked (i.e. Negro League ballplayers, etc.) and I know someone on the committee. If he has significant Alabama connections, he should be eligible and probably would be inducted if his resume was brought to their attention -- but he has to have some kind of Alabama connections beyond the name.