SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

He may pitch in the Major Leagues but Dylan Axelrod is thrilled to enter the Santa Barbara Foresters Hall of Fame this Friday night at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Axelrod, who pitches for the Chicago White Sox, helped the Foresters win their first National Championship in 2006. The 2003 Santa Barbara High School graduate and SBCC pitcher will be inducted along with Mike Kenney.

The keynote speaker at this Hot Stove Banquet is Angels manager Mike Scioscia. The event is a fundraiser for the Foresters and tickets can be purchased at www.sbforesters.org and at the door. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and UCSB Baseball's Andrew Checketts will also speak.