For the past 58 years, the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame has honored and inducted over 735 incredible men and women who have made a lasting impact in Pennsylvania through extraordinary athletic achievement and contributions. Whether these activities have been achieved on or off the field, we honor them here.

Cal Hubbard

Year Inducted:1971

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Geneva College Fullback, Green Bay Packers – New York Giants All-Pro Tackle 1931-32-33-34. Umpired in Major Leagues and eventually became Supervisor of American League Umpires. On the gridiron, Cal Hubbard pioneered the linebacker position and was one of the most intimidating players in the National Football League.

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. Named to NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team” in 1969 and NFL’s” Two-way Team” in 1994. Also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Chet Smith

Year Inducted:1971

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Arnie Sowell

Year Inducted:1971

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Frank Chismar

Year Inducted:1971

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Paul Sullivan

Year Inducted:1971

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Dick Linder

Year Inducted:1971

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Grover Washabaugh

Year Inducted:1971

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William "Bullet Bill" Dudley

Year Inducted:1971

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All-American at University of Virginia. All-Time Pittsburgh Steeler
Running back and was All-Pro for several years – Played with Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. Selected top pick in the 1942 NFL Draft by Steelers. Though small in stature, 5’10”, 182 pounds, he was leading rusher his rookie year with 696 yards earning him All-League honors.
Elected to the National Football League Hall of Fame in 1966. The book, Greatest 60 Minutes in Football, chronicles the man.

Zigmund "Red" Mihalik

Year Inducted:1971

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Graduated Ford City (PA) High School, 1935, where he played basketball and began his officiating career at the high school level. “Red” was named in 1951 as the’ ‘Best Referee in the United States.” He has had an illustrious career as a basketball official at all levels, amateur, collegiate, professional. He ranks among the leaders with six NCAA championship finals. His first collegiate assignments were in the ECAC and he worked 12 Dixie Classics, NIT, Big Ten, NAIA, ACC and the AU finals. Coaches have praised him for his’ ‘honesty, integrity and complete knowledge of the game.” Inductions include: Western Chapter of Pa. Hall of Fame, 1971. Pittsburgh Hall ofFame, 1979. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., 1986. Indiana Tri County Association, 1986. Retired as an official in 1973 and still resides in Ford City.

Sonny Yakopec

Year Inducted:1971

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Satchel Page

Year Inducted:1971

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Teddy Yarosz

Year Inducted:1971

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Yarosz was born the second of eight children on the North side of Pittsburgh, He became a professional boxer in 1929. He would eventually be trained by the legendary Ray Arcel and managed by Ray Fouts.

On August 21, 1933, Yarosz won the Pennsylvania version of the world middleweight title from Vince Dundee in ten rounds before 15,000 at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. Yarosz annoyed Dundee with frequent left jabs to the face and scored repeatedly with rights to the jaw. In the second, Yarosz had Dundee against the ropes for over a half minute, and scored with lefts and rights to both the head and face with little return. In the ninth, Dundee took a strong offensive stand, but was too exhausted to do much damage to Yarosz

Sam JR Parks

Year Inducted:1971

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Al Patnik

Year Inducted:1971

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Rex Perry

Year Inducted:1971

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Harry Harvey

Year Inducted:1971

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Bas Bastien

Year Inducted:1971

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Don Hennon

Year Inducted:1971

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Wilbur Fats Henry

Year Inducted:1971

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