Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS (Historical) - 2017

Horace A. Beale Jr.
HORACE A. BEALE JR.: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Horace A. Beale Jr. (1827-1897) was the owner and president of the Parkesburg Iron Works and the major sports promoter in Chester County in the early 1900’s. He started his athletic career driving harness horses and then turned to racing cars and trapshooting. He had a race track in Parkesburg for both horses and automobiles. LEARN MORE ABOUT HORACE A. BEALE JR...

Horace A. Beale Jr.
WALTER BEAVER: Trapshooting
Historical Class of 2017

Walter Beaver, of Berwyn PA, (1897-1957) was one of the greatest trapshooters in state history, was elected to the Pennsylvania Trap-shooting Hall of Fame in 1988 and elected into the ATA Hall of Fame in 1974.
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Joseph Emley Borden
JOSEPH EMLEY BORDEN: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Joseph Emley Borden, (1854 –1929), aka Joe Josephs, nicknamed "Josephus the Phenomenal", was a starting pitcher in professional baseball for two seasons.
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Horace A. Beale Jr.
DR. CLYDE EHINGER / ELLA M. LONG EHINGER: Education
Historical Class of 2017

Dr. Clyde E. Ehinger and his wife Ella Long Ehinger built the foundation for the Physical Education Department that has evolved in today’s College of Health Sciences at West Chester University. Early in the spring of 1890, Dr. George M. Phillips led a Normal School contingent to the Brooklyn Normal School of Physical Education. LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. AND MRS. EHINGER...

Russell Conwell “Jing” Johnson
RUSSELL CONWELL "JING" JOHNSON: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Russell Conwell "Jing" Johnson, (1894 – 1950) born in Parker Ford, PA was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He played in five seasons for the Athletics in three separate stints, 1916–1917, 1919 and 1927–1928.. LEARN MORE ABOUT RUSSELL CONWELL "JING" JOHNSON...

William “Reindeer Bill” Killefer
WILLIAM “REINDEER BILL” KILLEFER: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

William “Reindeer Bill” Killefer (1887-1960) spent more than fifty years in major league baseball as a player. manager, coach and scout. He made his major league debut in 1909 with the St Louis Browns. The Philadelphia Phillies purchased his contract in 1911 and he remained a Phillie until 1918. LEARN MORE ABOUT WILLIAM “REINDEER BILL” KILLEFER...

John Walker “Jack” Lapp
JOHN WALKER “JACK” LAPP: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

John Walker “Jack” Lapp, (1884-1920) born Frazer, PA, was a professional baseball player who played catcher in the major leagues from 1908 to 1916. He played for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics.
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Charles Hewes “Crip” Moore
CHARLES HEWES “CRIP” MOORE: Track & Field
Historical Class of 2017

Charles Hewes “Crip” Moore (1901-1983) attended Coatesville High School through 11th grade and lettered in 5 sports (football, basketball, baseball, swimming and track - his favorite) he captained the track team and anchored winning the mile relay at Penn Relays in 1920. LEARN MORE ABOUT CHARLES HEWES “CRIP” MOORE...

Clemet “Clem” Murtaugh
CLEMET “CLEM” MURTAUGH: Motorcycle Racing
Historical Class of 2017

Clemet “Clem” Murtaugh (1907-1983) In the early 1930s, Clem began repairing motorcycles in his father's chicken house in West Chester, Pa. He then established Murdaugh Cycle Shop at 114 E. Gay St. but soon discovered that his real talent was in competition rather than tuning. LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEMET “CLEM” MURTAUGH...

John Mahlon Ogden
JOHN MAHLON OGDEN: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

John Mahlon Ogden, Oxford, PA, was originally from Delaware County and was a graduate of Swarthmore College’s class of 1918. Signed out of college by John McGraw’s New York Giants, he appeared in five games that summer before being sent to the minors. LEARN MORE ABOUT JOHN MAHLON OGDEN...

Miss Jessie Pyle
MISS JESSIE PYLE: Fencing
Historical Class of 2017

Miss Jessie Pyle (1864-1948) grew up in West Marlborough. She received an A.B. degree from Swarthmore College in 1888 and did graduate work at Cornell University in 1889.
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The Brandywine Baseball Club
BRANDYWINE BASEBALL CLUB: Baseball
Historical Class of 2017

Around 1860 a group of players from West Chester began playing under the Brandywine name. In 1865, under the leadership of Civil War veteran and West Chester photographer Thomas W. Taylor and William B. Waddell, Esq., the Brandywine AA was formally organized. LEARN MORE ABOUT BRANDYWINE BASEBALL CLUB...


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