Title: 50 Years of South Carolina’s Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated with new book release
Author: Staff Writer
South Carolina Sports Legends celebrates the golden anniversary of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Legendary figures include football luminaries Banks McFadden, Doc Blanchard, “Deacon” Jones, Steve Wadiak, and George Rogers; basketball hotshots Frank Selvy, John Roche, and Alex English; baseball stars Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Bobby Richardson; coaching giants John Heisman, Frank McGuire, Frank Howard, Danny Ford, and John McKissisck; NASCAR legends David Pearson and Cale Yarborough; boxing champion “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier; golfer Beth Daniel; Thoroughbred trainer Frank Whiteley; contributors Herman Helms and Bob Fulton; and barrier-breakers Althea Gibson, Lucille Godbold, and Willie Jeffries.
In a new pictorial history book by local author Ernie Trubiano, on behalf of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, over 200 vintage photographs honor those whose outstanding achievement and service have made lasting contributions to the cause of sport in South Carolina and the nation.
Highlights of South Carolina Sports Legends:
• A majority of images culled from the many colleges represented in the SC Athletic Hall of Fame
• SCAHOF inductees hail from all over SC as well as many other states
• Many SCAHOF inductees are also members of national sports halls of fame
All profits from book to be donated to the S.C Athletic Hall of Fame’s museum building fund.
Author Ernie Trubiano, a University of South Carolina journalism graduate and retired sports writer at the State in Columbia, wrote a previous book on the Carolina Cup horse race and served as a contributing author of a book on antique prints. He has also written numerous freelance articles on sports and antiques. He serves on the board of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.