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Oregon Sports Hall of Fame

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame
Established 1980
Type Hall of Fame
Director Mike Rose
Website http://www.oregonsportshall.org/
The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame honors Oregon athletes, teams, coaches, and others who have made a significant contribution to sports in Oregon. The first class was inducted in 1980, with new inductees added in the fall. Operated by the Oregon Sports Trust, the museum is currently closed in preparation for moving to another facility.

History and organization

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class of 54 members in 1980, a diverse group that included Olympians Mack Robinson, Don Schollander and Frank Troeh, Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky, NFL hero Norm van Brocklin, Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker, high jump innovator Dick Fosbury, and basketball coaching legend Slats Gill.

New members are inducted each fall, in a ceremony held in recent years at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon.

Scholarships

As part of its educational mission to promote the values and rewards of participation in sports, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame grants as many as nine $2,000 scholarships given to outstanding Oregon student athletes who will be attending Oregon colleges. Scholarship winners are honored during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Facility

From 1986 to 1997, the museum was located in a 3,000-square-foot (280 m2) basement under the Standard Insurance Center in downtown Portland, Oregon.[1] In 1997, the museum moved to a nearby facility featuring 7,000 square feet (700 m2) of space with hands-on exhibits, videos, and memorabilia, such as Terry Baker's Heisman trophy (the first Heisman given to a West Coast athlete), Mack Robinson's Olympic jersey, one of Dale Murphy's Golden Gloves, and Bill Walton's jersey from the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers NBA championship game.

In mid-2008, StanCorp evicted the museum in order to expand their own office space. The museum is closed in preparation for moving to an as-yet determined location.[2][3]

Inductees

The current members of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame are listed below.

Individuals

Sport Hall of Fame members
Auto Racing Hershel McGriff, Monte Shelton, Len Sutton
Baseball Joe Gordon, Roy Helser, Larry Jansen, Sylvester Johnson, Ad Liska, Mickey Lolich, Walter McCredie, Dale Murphy, Johnny Pesky, Harold Reynolds, Dave Roberts, Wes Schulmerich, Tom Trebelhorn, Wayne Twitchell, Pete Ward, Dick Whitman, Ken Williams, Wade Williams, Artie Wilson, Jack Wilson, Rick Wise
Basketball Danny Ainge, Bobby Anet, Greg Ballard, Jim Barnett, Lew Beck, Jim Boutin, Terrell Brandon, Mel Counts, Cliff Crandall, John Dick, Clyde Drexler, Eddie Durno, Lauren "Laddie" Gale, Dave Gambee, Buck Grayson, A. C. Green, Jim Jarvis, Wally Johansen, Steve Johnson, Steve Jones, Jerome Kersey, Hunk Latham, Ron Lee, Ed Lewis, Jim Loscutoff, Maurice Lucas, John Mandic, Wally Palmberg, Jim Paxson, Gary Payton, Geoff Petrie, Terry Porter, Jack Riley, Ephraim "Red" Rocha, Carol Menken-Schaudt, Charlie Sitton, Katy Steding, Dave Twardzik, Bill Walton, Charlie Warren, Richard Washington, Algot "Swede" Westergren, Urgel "Slim" Wintermute, Lindsey Yamasaki
Bowling Gloria Bouvia, Marshall Holman, Dave Husted, Tom Perry
Boxing Joe Kahut, Ray Lampkin Jr., Denny Moyer, Tom Moyer
Broadcasting Bob Blackburn, Doug LaMear, Bill Schonely
Coaching Barry Adams, Pokey Allen, Dee Andros, Bill Bowerman, Rich Brooks, Prink Callison, Len Casanova, Ralph Coleman, Mouse Davis, Tom DeSylvia, Jack Dunn, Paul Durham, Joe Etzel, Amory "Slats" Gill, Dick Gray, Harold Hauk, Bill Hayward, Howard Hobson, Joe Huston, Eldon Jenne, Roy S. "Spec" Keene, Don Kirsch, Hank Kuchera, Hal Laycoe, Roy Love, Bill McArthur, Bobb McKittrick, Ralph Miller, Tommy Prothro, E. Robert Quinn, Jack Ramsay, Don Requa, Nick Robertson, Ad Rutschman, Fred Spiegelberg, Lon Stiner, Dewey Sullivan, Pete Susick, Dale O. Thomas, James "Mush" Torson, Paul Valenti, Eric Waldorf, John Warren, Ted R. Wilson
Duathlon Liz Downing
Equestrian Rich Fellers, Kevin Freeman
Fencing Michael Marx
Football Ken Simonton, Bill Steers, Aaron Thomas, Norman Van Brocklin, Dave Wilcox, John Witte, Len Younce, Gary Zimmerman
Golf Mary Budke, Bruce Cudd, Jerry Cundari, Bob Duden, Chandler Egan, Bob Gilder, Brian Henninger, Marian Herron, Peter Jacobsen, Don Moe, Millard Rosenblatt, Oscar F. Willing, Dick Yost, Grace DeMoss Zwahlen
Gymnastics Mary Ayotte-Law, Chari Knight, Joy Selig Petersen
Handball Ed Grossenbacher, Ryan Grossenbacher, Jack Scrivens
Hockey Andy Aitkenhead, Don Head, Art Jones
Karate Tom Levak
Masters Athlete Clive Davies, Robert "Pudgy" Hunt, Robert "Mac" MacTarnahan, Lavelle Stoinoff
Multi Sport Athlete Claude Hines, Mel Krause, Dan Miles, Royce McDaniel, Steve Pauly
Officiating Nate Jones, Howard Mayo
Rodeo Larry Mahan
Skiing Gretchen Fraser, Hjalmar Hvam, Bill Johnson, Jean Saubert
Soccer Clive Charles, Shannon MacMillan
Softball Margaret Dobson, Carolyn Fitzwater, Betty Evans Grayson, Erv Lind, Teri Mariani, Jackie Rice
Swimming and Diving Jack Cody, Brenda Helser, Louis "Hap" Kuehn, Nancy Merki Lees, Kim Peyton McDonald, Thelma Payne, Norman Ross, Don Schollander, Della Sehorn, Carolyn Wood, Suzanne Zimmerman
Table Tennis Judy Bochenski Hoarfrost
Tennis Sam Lee, Emery Neale, Jack Neer, Jonathan Stark
Track and Field Mac Wilkins
Trap Shooting Frank Troeh
Volleyball Lynda Johnson
Wrestling Ron Finley, Les Gutches, Jess Lewis, Chester Newton, Robin Reed, Rick Sanders
Special Contribution to Sports George Yerkovich

Teams

The Hall of Fame has also inducted these teams:

References

  1. ^ "Sports Hall of Fame finds a new home".  
  2. ^ "Museum closes temporarily". Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  3. ^ Brandon, Steve (2008-04-22). "Museum hunts for new home".  

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