Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

CHESTER COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAMERS (Historical) - 2019

Harry ‘The Horse’ Anderson
HARRY "THE HORSE" ANDERSON: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Anderson pitched and played outfield for West Chester State Teachers College before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies (1953) and playing left field. He played in 484 career games with the Phillies and Cincinnati Reds(1957-1960). He is a member of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame. LEARN MORE ABOUT HARRY "THE HORSE" ANDERSON...

Ellsworth ‘Ellsy’ Chandler
ELLSWORTH "ELLSY" CHANDLER: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Chandler was an outstanding catcher who played for several teams in the West Chester Adult Baseball League most notably for the Red Men and Trans-Materials. LEARN MORE ABOUT ELLSWORTH "ELLSY" CHANDLE...

Eddie Collins, Jr.
EDDIE COLLINS, JR: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

The son of HOFer Eddie Collins, Junior played for Yale University and the Philadelphia Athletics (1939, 1940-41). Served as Phillies’ Assistant Director of the Farm System (1947-1954) and Assistant Genral Manager (1954-55). Taught history at his alma mater, Episcopal Academy (1960-82). Married Jane Pennock, Herb Pennock’s daughter. LEARN MORE ABOUT EDDIE COLLINS, JR...

Dan Cornwell

DAN CORNWELL: Swimming
Historical Class of 2019

Excelled in swimming while a student at the Haverford School and Yale University, where he was on the All-American team. He became a competitive squash player after his collegiate career. LEARN MORE ABOUT DAN CORNWELL...


Walter Stew Ferrier

WALTER "STEW" FERRIER: Athletic Director/Coach
Historical Class of 2019

Stew Ferrier taught physical education at Stetson Junior High and Henderson High School. He was the Athletic Director at East High school (1974-1986). He was an active official for 35 years in PIAA sports including football, baseball, and girls softball and volleyball. LEARN MORE ABOUT WALTER "STEW" FERRIER...


Russell James “Jungle Jim” Liberman

RUSSELL JAMES "JUNGLE JIM" LIBERMAN: Funny Car Drag Racing
Historical Class of 2019

Liberman ruled American drag strips as one of the most colorful, flamboyant drivers of the Seventies. Along with his partner, Jungle Pam, he delighted racing fans by doing stunts like driving backwards at 100 mph. He died in a crash on West Chester Pike while driving his corvette race-car. LEARN MORE ABOUT RUSSELL JAMES "JUNGLE JIM" LIBERMAN...


Robert H. Ludwick, Sr

ROBERT H. LUDWICK, SR.: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Ludwick was an outstanding pitcher at West Chester State Teachers College (WCU) and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers before he graduated from college. He played in the Dodgers’ minor league system for eight years and ended his minor-league professional career in the Washington Senators’ system. LEARN MORE ABOUT ROBERT H. LUDWICK, SR...


Carroll “Crow” Mattson

CARROLL "CROW" MATTSON: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

A tall power pitcher, Mattson was a star at Unionville High School in the 1940s. He was signed by Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Herb Pennock in 1947 and reached the AAA minor league level for the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, only to have his career cut short due to a rotator cuff injury. LEARN MORE ABOUT CARROLL "CROW" MATTSON...


Betty Jane Baldwin Meister

BETTY JANE BALDWIN MEISTER: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

Meister was the wife of champion steeplechase jockey Carl "Bunny" Meister. An accomplished equestrian, she won multiple point-to-point events, was a an outstandin show rider, and in the 1950s won all the major shows in the Regular Working Hunter division. She died in 1997 at the age of 67. LEARN MORE ABOUT BETTY JANE BALDWIN MEISTER...


John Luther

JOHN LUTHER "BLONDY" ROMIG: Track & Field
Historical Class of 2019

Blondy Romig was Penn State’s first NCAA track champion winning the two-mile outdoor race (1921), two mile indoor race (1922), and was an All-American in cross-country (1921). He finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the 1924 Olympics, and ran the 10,000 meters in the 1928 Olympics. LEARN MORE ABOUT JOHN LUTHER "BLONDY" ROMIG...


Earl “Yogi” Strom

EARL "YOGI" STROM: Basketball
Historical Class of 2019

Yogi Strom was a professional basketball referee in the NBA (29 years) and the ABA (3 years). He officiated 2400 regular season games and 29 NBA/ABA finals. He was posthumously elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1995) LEARN MORE ABOUT EARL "YOGI" STROM...


Charlie White

CHARLIE WHITE: Multi-sports
Historical Class of 2019

One of the greatest all-around athletes at Avon-Grove High School, Charlie White earned 16 varsity letters in baseball, soccer, basketball, and track & field. He was a respected community leader and the mayor of West Grove.
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William John White, Jr

WILLIAM JOHN WHITE, JR.: Multi-sports
Historical Class of 2019

John White was an accomplished multi-sport athlete at Unionville High School who played semi-professional baseball in the Kennett Community League. He served fifty years (1946-1996) as the full-time Huntsman for the Brandywine Hounds, and was elected to the Huntsmen’s Hall of Fame (2015). LEARN MORE ABOUT WILLIAM JOHN WHITE, JR...


Burton Family

THE BURTON FAMILY: Baseball
Historical Class of 2019

The Kennett Square’s Burton Barber Shop was founded in 1892. The shop is a shrine to local sports history featuring memorabilia celebrating local professional baseball standouts like Herb Pennock (CCSHOF Class of 2008) and Curt Schilling (CCSHOF Class of 2009). LEARN MORE ABOUT THE THE BURTON FAMILY...


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