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.

Phil Howells

Year Inducted:1981

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Steve Blass

Year Inducted:1981

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10 Major League seasons with Pittsburgh Pirates. Compiled a record of 103 wins and 76 losses. Hero of 1971 World Series with complete game wins in games 3 and 7. Co-winner of the prestigious Pittsburgh Dapper Dan Award, 1968. Member of 1972 All-Star Team. Very active in Muscular Dystrophy Charities, Childrens Hospital, and Big Brothers. Current Pirate announcer. An inductee of the Western Chapter Hall of Fame, 1981.

Dr Allan Schattner

Year Inducted:1981

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Jayne Brumbaugh Bruner

Year Inducted:1981

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Charles "Brute" Kramer

Year Inducted:1981

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“Brute” was a sportswriter for the Post-Gazette and a sports Promoter. He had varied career spanning three decades ending in a career as a sports shop business

Samuel Smith

Year Inducted:1981

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Tim Lawry

Year Inducted:1981

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Ted Luther

Year Inducted:1981

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John "Red" Manning

Year Inducted:1981

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For nearly three decades, Red Manning was Mr. Basketball at Duquesne University. During his tenure as head coach of the Dukes from 1958 through 1974, Red's teams posted 247 victories against 138 losses. He coached 10 players who became All-America during this period, and 10 players went on the excel in the NBA. Red had also been an excellent athlete at Homestead High School where he led the 1946 basketball team to the state championship. After an outstanding career at Duquesne, he was drafted by Fort Wayne, of the NBA. Red was unanimously selected for Duquesne's Sports Hall of Fame, and he was honored in 1980 at Pittsburgh's Dapper Dan Man of the Year.

Mike Ditka

Year Inducted:1981

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Clifford Lefty Fair

Year Inducted:1981

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Edward Fleming

Year Inducted:1981

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Joe Zerilla

Year Inducted:1981

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Chris Passodelis

Year Inducted:1981

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Elmer Gray

Year Inducted:1981

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Phillip Ahwesh

Year Inducted:1981

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