The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame: Honoring Champions of the Commonwealth (Images of Sports Series)

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame: Honoring Champions of the Commonwealth (Images of Sports Series)

by Clay Shampoe

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Overview


Just steps from the shores of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth’s historic Olde Towne sits the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. From its inception in 1966, this special shrine celebrating the legendary sports heroes of the Commonwealth has grown into one of the most respected and admired museums honoring athletic excellence the state level. Since its first inaugural class was announced in 1972, more than 230 individuals have become esteemed members of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and were awarded special places of honor in the Hall. Inductees are legendary in the world of sports; they have names such as Arthur Ashe, Sam Snead, Lawrence Taylor, Moses Malone, Eppa Rixey, Ann Donovan, Bruce Smith, and David Robinson to mention only a few.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738517766
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/11/2005
Series: Images of Sports Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author


Clay Shampoe is the author of Baseball in Norfolk, Virginia and Baseball in Portsmouth, Virginia from Arcadia Publishing. He is a longtime member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

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