Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS (Historical) - 2018

Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin
HENRY CLAY "TED" BALDWIN: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

Chadds Ford native Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin spent eight active seasons in professional baseball from 1914 to 1929. Baldwin appeared in six games in a short run as an infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1927, hitting for a .313 average with 5 hits in 16 at-bats. This was his only chance in the major leagues. LEARN MORE ABOUT HENRY CLAY "TED" BALDWIN...

Thomas “Jake” Cauller
THOMAS "JAKE" CAULLER: Basketball
Historical Class of 2018

Thomas “Jake” Cauller was raised in Coatesville and graduated from Scott Sr. High School in 1956. While in high school, he was a very good basketball player but after graduating, he played softball for the Presbyterian church in Coatesville. He was a position player, not a pitcher. LEARN MORE ABOUT THOMAS "JAKE" CAULLER...

William Burling Cocks
WILLIAM BURLING COCKS: Steeplechase
Historical Class of 2018

William Burling Cocks was the nation's leading trainer of steeplechase horses five times between 1948 and 1986 and a member of thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame.
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Dr. Benedict E. Coren

DR. BENEDICT E. COREN: Football
Historical Class of 2018

Dr. Benedict E. Coren was a 165-pound guard who played his position so well against many bigger opponents that he was honored many times during his collegiate football career by being named to All American and All Star teams.
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John Stewart “pop” Corkhill

JOHN STEWART "POP" CORKHILL: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

John Stewart "Pop" Corkhill was a professional baseball player who played for ten seasons in Major League Baseball. He was an outfielder who excelled on defense, winning five fielding titles in his career.
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George “Lefty” Demko

GEORGE “LEFTY” DEMKO: Football
Historical Class of 2018

George “Lefty” Demko of Catasauqua, Pa., entered the Marine Corps directly out of high school. He served in Korea where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. After his military service he attended West Chester State College on the G.I. Bill. He would play three years of football under the legendary Glenn Killinger. LEARN MORE ABOUT GEORGE “LEFTY” DEMKO...


Charles Graham

CHARLES GRAHAM: Swimming
Historical Class of 2018

Charles Graham left an indelible mark on West Chester University as both a professor and head coach of six different sports from 1936 until his untimely death in 1951. Graham is perhaps most associated with the school’s swimming and diving program, which he began back in 1936. LEARN MORE ABOUT CHARLES GRAHAM...


Alice Gray.

ALICE GRAY: Golf
Historical Class of 2018

Alice Gray was born in Cambridge, Mass., Ms. Gray was the daughter of Jerome B. Gray, a noted advertising copywriter and founder of the Philadelphia firm Gray & Rogers, and Miriam A. Fertig Gray, a former nurse.
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Erma Keyes

ERMA KEYS: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

Erma Keyes was an outfielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 5", 135 lb., she batted and threw right handed. She was dubbed 'Erm' by her teammates.
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Bayard Heston Sharpe

BAYARD HESTON SHARPE: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Bayard Heston Sharpe was born on August 6, 1881, to Howard W. and Elizabeth (Carey) Sharpe. His father, a bricklayer, was a contractor who, according to the Los Angeles Times, "created some of the largest institutions in the Keystone State. LEARN MORE ABOUT BAYARD HESTON SHARPE...


Marion Lawrence “Larry” Shields

MARION LAWRENCE “LARRY” SHIELDS: Running
Historical Class of 2018

Born March 5, 1895 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Marion Lawrence "Larry" Shields was an American middle-distance runner who specialized in the 1500 meters.
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Thomas W Taylor

THOMAS W. TAYLOR: Marksman
Historical Class of 2018

Thomas W. Taylor’s family moved to West Chester when he was five. Later they moved to Philadelphia. He returned to West Chester in 1860, where he stayed for the remainder of his life. He enlisted in the 124th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in 1862, seeing action at Antietam and Chancellorsville. LEARN MORE ABOUT THOMAS W. TAYLOR...


Kennett Gray Sox

THE KENNETT GRAY SOX: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

The Kennett Gray Sox were an independent semi-pro black baseball team that was founded in 1924 by Thorton “Tunk” Lee one of leading pitchers of from the Kennett area. The “Colored All Stars:” had been founded about 1920 or 21 and folded in 1923. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KENNETT GRAY SOX...


The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square

THE MOHICAN BASEBALL CLUB OF KENNETT SQUARE: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square was founded in 1875 and quickly became one of the best amateur clubs in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the late mid 19th century.
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The PICO Parkesburg Iron Co. Baseball Team

THE PICO PARKESBURG IRON CO. BASEBALL TEAM: Baseball
Historical Class of 2018

In the second decade of the 20th century, when baseball was becoming the national pastime, the Parkesburg Iron Co. baseball team (1917-21) took on all comers and developed into one of the great local teams of the era.
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The PICO Parkesburg Iron Co. Baseball Team

THE PICO PARKESBURG IRON CO. BASKETBALL TEAM: Basketball
Historical Class of 2018

If the baseball team was good, then the basketball team was FANTASTIC. This semi-pro five, made up mostly of Eastern League stars, had a 71-2 record before it disbanded because of lack of competition and a ruling against this "outlaw" team by the president of the Eastern League. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PICO PARKESBURG IRON CO. BASKETBALL TEAM...


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