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1987

Inductees

Dan Vlahovic

PLAYER

Pos: Infield
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1960-1980
Teams: Sheffield Bronze, Swing Inn, Pyramid Cafe, Teamsters
6 National Tournaments
5 Time All-City Selection
PD Triple Crown Winner in 1968

Ida Jean Hopkins

PLAYER

Pos: Infield

Bats: Right Throws: Right

Years: 1960-1980

Teams: Ridge Maintenance, Raney Tire,
Cadillac Music

12 National Tournaments

3 Time National MVP 1967, 1968, 1970

8 Time All World Selection

Women's National Championship with Ridge Maintenance in 1967

Tom Kipfstuhl

PLAYER

Pos: Infield

Bats: Right Throws: Right

Years: 1954-1980

Teams: Christy Eggs, Erie Sheet Steel, Pyramid Cafe, Teamsters

6 National Tournaments

4 City Titles

3 Time All-City Selection

Sam Nader

MANAGER

Manager
Years: 1960-1986
Teams: Lakeshore Sands, Tradewinds, Star Precision (Women's) Euclid Office Supply (Youth)
4 National Tournaments
USSSA Women's National Champion 1985  with Star Precision

Gene La Pierre

ADMINISTRATOR

Administrator
Years: 1956-1977
ASA Deputy Commissioner 1966
Co-founder Freeway Tournament
Co-founder Freeway League
Freeway League Officer 1964-1977

Howie Krause Sr.

PLAYER

Pos: Catcher

Bats: Right Throws: Right

Years: 1963-1973

Teams: Lach's Bar, Swing Inn, Pyramid Cafe, No. 1 Lounge

5 National Tournaments

All World 1966

4 City Titles

Selected to All-Time City Team

Jack Graycar

PLAYER

Pos: Infield

Bat: Right Throws: Right

Years: 1961-1965

Teams: NFMF, Feldman Mechanical Construction

5 National Tournament

3 City Titles

4 Time All-City Player

2 P.D. Batting Titles

Chet Oblock

BACKER

Backer/ Manager
Years: 1967-1975
Teams: Pyramid Café
4-National Tournaments
National Champs 1975
Manager of the Year 1975

3 Time City Championships

Ed Hardisky

UMPIRE

Umpire
Years: 40+
President Cleveland Umpires Association 1975
Professional League Umpire in Chief 1977-1980
7 National Tournaments


"Knowledgeable and Efficient"

Lou Mio

MEDIA

Sportswriter for Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lake County New Herald, and Associated Press

Co-founder of the Freeway Tournament

Sports Editor for the Lake County News Herald

"Pioneered Slow Pitch Coverage"

Elmer Gerlock

JOHN NAGY AWARD

John Nagy Award
ASA Deputy Commissioner 15+ years
Maple Heights Softball Commissioner 28+ years
Organized Maple Heights League 1959


"Able and Conscientious Administrator"

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