Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a sports hall of fame located in Portsmouth, Virginia. Founded in 1972, it moved to its current location in 2005.[1] More than 200 athletes, coaches, administrators and others have been inducted into the hall.

The museum also features interactive exhibits which allow children to test their skills in basketball, football, baseball, soccer and more. There are nine exhibit areas featuring twenty sports.

Sports inductees[edit]

A

  • Allen, George (1998 - Football)
  • Allen, Franklin (2013 - Basketball)
  • Alley, Gene (1989 - Baseball)
  • Andrews, Donna (2005 - Golf)
  • Ashe Jr., Arthur (1979 - Tennis)
  • Augustus, Peggy (1999 - Equestrian)

B

  • Barber, Tiki (2011 - Football)
  • Bass, Marvin (1981 - Football)
  • Beard, Edward (2002 - Football)
  • Bennett, William (2002 - Track)
  • Blassingham, Melvin (1982 - Contributor)
  • Boone, Chuck (2004 - Baseball)
  • Boone, Chuck (2004 - Football)
  • Bristow, Allan (1997 - Basketball)
  • Brooks, Larry (2000 - Football)
  • Brown, Roger (1997 - Football)
  • Brown, Cornell (2013 - Football)
  • Brown Jr., Roosevelt (1979 - Football)
  • Bryan, Jimmie (1987 - Basketball)
  • Bryant, J.C. (1984 - Football)
  • Bryant, J.C. (1984 - Track)
  • Bumbry, Alonza (2002 - Baseball)
  • Burrows Jr., Harold (1990 - Tennis)
  • Burton, Lawrence (2013 - Football)
  • Bussard, Raymond (2000 - Swimming)

C

  • Carpenter, Hunter (1973 - Football)
  • Casey, Alfred (1982 - Football)
  • Catlett, Nellie (1994 - Football)
  • Caughron, Harry (2009 - Football)
  • Chambers Jr., William (1995 - Basketball)
  • Chandler, Joseph (1979 - Track)
  • Chenery, Christopher (1985 - Equestrian)
  • Chewing, Lynn (1991 - Football)
  • Clark, Gary (2007 - Football)
  • Cloud, Jack (1984 - Football)
  • Coates, Jim (1994 - Baseball)
  • Conn, Julius (1976 - Basketball)
  • Corrigan, Euguene F. (2007 - Contributor)
  • Corrigan, Euguene F. (2007 - Lacrosse)
  • Creekmur, Lou (1989 - Football)
  • Crenshaw, Fanny (1988 - Field Hockey)
  • Cummins, Ralph (1996 - Football)
  • Curry, Dell (2004 - Basketball)

D

  • Dale, Carroll (1976 - Football)
  • Dandridge, Raymond (1999 - Baseball)
  • Dandridge, Robert (1992 - Basketball)
  • Davis, Jean (1976 - Equestrian)
  • Davis, Meb (1984 - Football)
  • Day, Leon (2002 - Baseball)
  • Day, Roland (1979 - Football)
  • Delong, Steve (2000 - Football)
  • Dodd, Robert (1973 - Football)
  • Dolan, Tom (2009 - Swimming)
  • Dombrowski, Jim (2010 - Football)
  • Donovan, Anne (1996 - Basketball)
  • Doran, Albert (1995 - Basketball)
  • Douglas, Otis (1979 - Football)
  • Driesell, Charles (1995 - Basketball)
  • Driver, James (1998 - Contributor)
  • Driver, James (1998 - Football)
  • Dudley, Bill (1974 - Football)
  • Duquette, Tom (2009 - Lacrosse)

E

  • Easley Jr., Kenneth (1998 - Football)
  • Eason, James (1990 - Football)
  • Esleeck, Karl (1977 - Football)

F

  • Faison, Earl (1989 - Football)
  • Fales, Donna (1997 - Tennis)
  • Feathers, Beattie (1981 - Football)
  • Fletcher, Richard (1989 - Football)
  • Flippin, Dr. Harrison (1975 - Track)
  • Foiles, Henry (1987 - Baseball)
  • Freeman, Antonio (2012 - Football)
  • Fuller, William (2004 - Football)
  • Fulton, Stokeley (1977 - Football)

G

  • Giles, Vinny (1976 - Golf)
  • Gillette, Walker (1990 - Football)
  • Gillette Jr., James (1983 - Football)
  • Gooch, William (1986 - Contributor)
  • Gooch, William (1986 - Football)

H

  • Hahn, Archie (1991 - Track)
  • Haley, Charles (2006 - Football)
  • Hamner, Granny (1981 - Baseball)
  • Harper, Chandler (1973 - Golf)
  • Havens, Frank (1995 - Canoeing)
  • Hedgepeth, Whitney (2010 - Swimming)
  • Henderson, Gerald (2012 - Basketball)
  • Hendrick, Ray (2012 - Auto Racing)
  • Hightower-Boothe, Yogi (2001 - Field Hockey)
  • Hilton, John (2008 - Football)
  • Holland, Bob (1997 - Surfing)
  • Holland, Terry (2003 - Basketball)
  • Hooker, Lester (1983 - Basketball)
  • Hoskins, Stuart (1981 - Football)
  • Hoskins, Stuart (1981 - Baseball)
  • Hucles, Henry (1997 - Basketball)
  • Hughes, George (1983 - Football)
  • Humbert, Dr. Richard (1981 - Football)
  • Hunley, Rick (2008 - Football)

J

  • Jackson, William (1979 - Football)
  • Janssen, Mary Patton (2001 - Golf)
  • Jarrett, Dr. Jim (2011 - Contributor)
  • Jaynes, Betty (2008 - Basketball)
  • Johnson, Dr. Robert (1972 - Tennis)
  • Jones, Arthur (1975 - Football)
  • Jordan, Brian (2009 - Football)
  • Jordan, Brian (2009 - Baseball)
  • Jordan, Henry (1974 - Football)

K

  • Keller, Herman (1992 - Basketball)
  • Keller, Ted (2005 - Football)
  • Kellogg, Junius (1990 - Basketball)
  • Kersey, Jerome (2008 - Basketball)
  • Kersey, Jess (2012 - Basketball)
  • Keyes, Leroy (1987 - Football)
  • Kilbourne, Bob (1997 - Basketball)
  • Knox, Glenn (1982 - Basketball)

L

  • Lacy, George (1996 - Baseball)
  • Lanier, William (1986 - Football)
  • Lauterbach, Henry (1999 - Speed Boat Racing)
  • Lawrence, Frank (1985 - Baseball)
  • Leech, Jimmy (1973 - Football)
  • Leigh, Doris (1978 - Bowling)
  • Lemon, Jim (1988 - Baseball)
  • Lewis, William (1980 - Football)
  • Lex, Joseph (1986 - Football)
  • Lieberman, Nancy (1992 - Basketball)
  • Little, Henry (1975 - Track)
  • Littlepage, Bill (2011 - Basketball)
  • Lloyd, Earl (1993 - Basketball)
  • Loria, Frank (1984 - Football)

M

  • Mack, Jane (2009 - Golf)
  • Madden, Thad (1988 - Football)
  • Malone, Moses (1999 - Basketball)
  • Mann, Dr. M. (1988 - Swimming)
  • Mann, Shelley (1984 - Swimming)
  • Mapp, Dr. John (1991 - Football)
  • Mapp, Dr. John (1991 - Track)
  • Mapp, Laura (2003 - Field Hockey)
  • Marshall, Williard (1990 - Baseball)
  • Martin, Lily (1995 - Golf)
  • Martin, Sr., William (1980 - Wresting)
  • Mayer, Eugene (1980 - Football)
  • McBride, Penelope (1983 - Tennis)
  • McCullough, Clyde (1983 - Baseball)
  • McEver, H.M. (1980 - Football)
  • McKenna, John (2007 - Football)
  • McLaughlin, Lee (1987 - Football)
  • McQuinn, George (1978 - Baseball)
  • Mellon, Paul (1999 - Equestrian)
  • Merner, William (1990 - Football)
  • Merrick, Edwin (1980 - Football)
  • Metheny, Arthur (1979 - Baseball)
  • Michaels, Walt (1977 - Football)
  • Miles, C.P. (1974 - Football)
  • Miller, Louis (1994 - Baseball)
  • Miller, Louis (1994 - Basketball)
  • Miller, Robert (2006 - Football)
  • Moir, Charles (2000 - Basketball)
  • Moore, Herman (2010 - Football)
  • Morrison, Leotus (2000 - Field Hockey)
  • Morrison, Leotus (2000 - Contributor)
  • Moseley, Frank (1979 - Football)
  • Mosley, Benita (1998 - Track)
  • Mourning, Alonzo (2010 - Basketball)
  • Muha, Joseph (1976 - Football)

N

  • Nemetz, Albert (1986 - Football)
  • Newman, Johnny (2011 - Basketball)
  • Norton, Hank (2006 - Football)

O

  • Oates, Johnny (2003 - Baseball)

P

  • Palumbo, Joe (1976 - Football)
  • Parker, Clarence (1972 - Football)
  • Parkhill, Barry (2001 - Basketball)
  • Peake, Frank (1978 - Football)
  • Peccatiello, Larry (2010 - Football)
  • Perdue, Charles (1993 - Football)
  • Phillippe, Charles (1982 - Baseball)
  • Pitt, Malcom (1974 - Baseball)
  • Plummer, Louis (1994 - Track)
  • Porterfield, Bob (2005 - Baseball)
  • Potts, Russ (2004 - Contributor)
  • Pratt Jr., Robert (2013 - Football)
  • Preas, George (1982 - Football)
  • Precourt, Kelly (2008 - Field Hockey)
  • Price, William (2001 - Track)
  • Price, William (2001 - Football)
  • Pritchard, Abisha (1997 - Football)
  • Proctor, George (1974 - Basketball)

R

  • Ragazzo, Vito (1993 - Football)
  • Ramsey, Garrard (1974 - Football)
  • Randle, Ulmo (1991 - Football)
  • Raschi, Victor (1976 - Baseball)
  • Rice, Paul (1988 - Basketball)
  • Ripley, Melissa (1989 - Swimming)
  • Rixey Jr., Eppa (1972 - Baseball)
  • Roach, Melvin (1988 - Baseball)
  • Robbins, Dave (2010 - Basketball)
  • Roberts Sr., Glenn (1980 - Basketball)
  • Ross, Bobby (1997 - Football)
  • Rouse, Jeff (2011 - Swimming)
  • Rowland, Robert (1978 - Speed Boat Racing)
  • Rudd, Ricky (2007 - Auto Racing)
  • Rutledge, Warren (2001 - Basketball)
  • Ryan, Debbie (2012 - Basketball)

S

  • Sampson, Ralph (1996 - Basketball)
  • Sanford, Taylor (1977 - Contributor)
  • Sawyer, Paul (2002 - Auto Racing)
  • Scott, Herb (2006 - Football)
  • Scott, Thomas (1989 - Football)
  • Scott, Wendell (2000 - Auto Racing)
  • Scott Jr., Thomas (1989 - Lacrosse)
  • Scott Jr., Thomas (1989 - Football)
  • Shea, Dick (1987 - Track)
  • Shellenberger, William (1998 - Soccer)
  • Shirley, J. (1985 - Basketball)
  • Shu, Paul (1983 - Football)
  • Simons, Gray (1992 - Wresting)
  • Sinclair, Dr. Caroline (1996 - Contributor)
  • Slack, Ida (1992 - Bowling)
  • Smith, C. (1987 - Tennis)
  • Smith, Barty (1999 - Football)
  • Smith, Bruce (2005 - Football)
  • Smith, Richard (1976 - Contributor)
  • Snead, J.C. (2003 - Golf)
  • Snead, Norman (1984 - Football)
  • Snead, Sam (1973 - Golf)
  • Spangler, Robert (1979 - Football)
  • Spencer, Wynsol (1991 - Golf)
  • Spessard, Robert (1972 - Basketball)
  • Spivey, Hope (2004 - Gymnastics)
  • Staley, Dawn (2008 - Basketball)
  • Stephens, Hugh (1994 - Baseball)
  • Stephenson, Dwight (1999 - Football)
  • Stith, Bryant (2007 - Basketball)
  • Stobbs, Charles (2002 - Baseball)
  • Strange, Curtis (2004 - Golf)
  • Strange Jr., Thomas (1998 - Golf)
  • Summers, Francis (1975 - Contributor)
  • Sumner, Charlie (2007 - Football)

T

  • Tarrant, Dick (2013 - Basketball)
  • Taylor, Lawrence (2003 - Football)
  • Thalman, Bob (2003 - Football)
  • Thomas, Charles (1993 - Baseball)
  • Thomas, William (1985 - Football)
  • Thompson, Thomas (1975 - Football)
  • Thrift Jr., Sydnor (1998 - baseball)
  • Tipton, Eric (1978 - Football)
  • Todd, Dr. John (1978 - Football)
  • Turner, Curtis (1999 - Auto Racing)
  • Twardzik, Dave (1995 - Basketball)
  • Twombly, Edwin (1991 - Baseball)
  • Twombly, Edwin (1991 - Contributor)

U

  • Unger, Robbye (1997 - Golf)

V

  • Vail, Charles (1985 - Sailboat racing)
  • Vandyck, Gracie (2002 - Basketball)
  • Vaughn Jr., Porter (1993 - Baseball)

W

  • Wade, Jesse (1994 - Football)
  • Wadkins, Lanny (1996 - Golf)
  • Wagner, Billy (2012 - Baseball)
  • Weatherly, Joseph (1976 - Auto Racing)
  • Webb Jr., Paul (1993 - Basketball)
  • Welsh, George (2009 - Football)
  • Werner, Helmut (2010 - Soccer)
  • West, Mark (2006 - Basketball)
  • Whitaker, Pernell (2011 - Boxing)
  • Wilburn, J.R. (2004 - Football)
  • Wilkinson, Richard (1975 - Basketball)
  • Willard, Kenneth (1985 - Football)
  • Williams, Charles (1981 - Contributor)
  • Williams, Leigh (1974 - Basketball)
  • Williams, Leigh (1974 - Track)
  • Wilson, Lawrence (1986 - Baseball)
  • Wood, Glen & Leonard (2006 - Auto Racing)
  • Worsham, Lewis (1986 - Golf)

Y

  • Young, Harry (1972 - Football)
  • Younger, William (1977 - Football)

Other notable inductees[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoyer, Meghan (2005-04-23), A day full of fanfare as Portsmouth opens sports museum, Virginian-Pilot, retrieved 2007-11-24 

External links[edit]