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.

Gerald R. "Jerry" Bergman

Year Inducted:1990

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Jerry was an official in the National Football League from 1966 until 1995. His tenure of 30 years is the third longest in the history of the league. He was the head linesman in four Super Bowls, two Pro Bowls, and numerous post season games. He is a graduate of North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh where he quarterbacked the football team. He has coached sandlot teams and presently coaches a grade school team which has a record of 148 wins and 28 losses. From 1951 till 1965 he also found some time to umpire baseball. He has received numerous sports and civic awards including Pittsburgh Dapper Dan Awards in 1979 and 1985.

NFL official 1966 to present: 4 Super Bowls, 2 Pro Bowls, numerous Divisional and Conference games. 1951-1965 college and high school football official. 1951-65 baseball umpire. Dapper Dan Award 1979 and 1985, Lions Club Man of the Year 1980. Quarterback North Catholic 1946-47. Football coach: Perry Atoms, Western State Pen., Nativity Grade School, St. Sebastian Grade School (JV). Record: 148 wins, 28 losses, 9 championships, 6 undefeated seasons.

Robert "Bob" Rydze

Year Inducted:1990

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Big 10 Diving Coach, University of Iowa. Diver at Mt. Lebanon H.S. and University of Maryland: 3 time finalist and member of 1970 Atlantic Coach Conference. Coached Eastern Michigan “971-73: won NCAA Championship, coached 3 All Americans and 2 M.A.C. Champions. Coached Dad’s Club -Houston, Texas 1973-75: two National Age Group Champions, 5 High School All Americans and 2 Texas Age Group Titles. Coach at University of Iowa 1975 -present, Big 10 Coach of the Year 1985-86. Coached 3 Olympic Divers, 9 NCAA champions. Team won Big 10 Titles 1980-81. Served on US Rules Committee for Age Group and NCAA. Co-founder of Professional Diving Coaches Association. Journalist for the Diver Magazine. Coached brother, Dick, USA Olympic Diving Champion and coached 1988 Polish Olympic Diving Team.

Paul Liberati

Year Inducted:1990

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University of Pittsburgh All-American 1961, 62. All-East 1961,62. Pitt Captain and MVP 1962. W.S. Olympic Trials 1966. Pittsburgh Ca­nons, American Soccer League, 1972. Captain of U.S. Army team in Germany 1966. Cleveland Italian Club, 2 years. Harmarville, S.C. Keystone League 15 years, West Penn Cup Champions 4 times, National Open Cup Semi-Finals once. USSF and PIAA referee.

Pat Livingston

Year Inducted:1990

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Retired sportswriter, Pittsburgh Press (1949-1984). Pittsburgh Steeler publicity man 1942-49 and first full time Steeler scout 1946-49. Attended Central Catholic, St. Francis College and Duquesne University Law School. Winner of numerous writing awards, including Pro Football Hall of Fame Writers Award.

Dr Clair W. "Tay" Malarkey

Year Inducted:1990

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University of Pittsburgh: Lettered 4 years basketball, 1 year football, Basketball Captain 1943-44, 1941 team finished 3rd in NCAA, All East team 1943-44. Assistant Coach to Doc. Carlson. Inducted into University of Pittsburgh Hall of Fame. Bridgeville High School-1939: earned 10 letters in basketball, track, baseball. First”B” school player named to Class “A” WPIAL Basketball Team-1939. Coached basketball at Bridgev­ille High School and U.S. Army Team in City League. Instituted Mouth/Teeth guard at Chartiers Valley High School prior to mandatory rule. Played for Sonny Boys; Washington in Tri-State League; umpired softball.

Charles V. "Chuck" Wagner

Year Inducted:1990

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Kiski Prep-1954, Bucknell University-1957. 40 years in football: 11 years player, 29 years as coach. Coached at Bucknell, Oakmont, Riverview, and Fox Chapel. Head Coach record: 146 wins, 91 losses, 16 ties. 13 Team Championships. Teams in post-season play 12 times. Champions in WPIAL play-off. Inducted in 1983 to Allegheny-Kiski Hall of Fame. Pete Dimperio Coach of the Year Clinic Award 1980.

Dave R. Wannstedt

Year Inducted:1990

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Baldwin High School: lettered football, basketball, track; senior year–All WPIAL 1st Team All State, selected Big 33. Scholarship to University of Pittsburgh: 3 year letterman, 3 year starter offensive tackle, Honorable Mention All East, selected North-South Football Game, Captained Senior year 1973 Fiesta Bowl Team. Drafted by Green Bay Packers. Inducted into Baldwin High School Hall of Fame. Has coached in 10 Bowl games, 1976 Sugar Bowl and 1987 Orange Bowl–National Champions. Coached for Pitt, Oklahoma State, USC, University of Miami, and Dallas Cowboys.

Charley Feeney

Year Inducted:1990

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Office boy for New York Sun (1940-42). After spending time in the Navy, joined the Long Island Star-Journal in 1946 and while with both the Star-Journal and Long Island Press covered the NY baseball Giants 1951-57, Yankees 1958-64; went to the New York sports staff in 1964 covering the Yankees and Mets until 1966; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1966-86 covering the Pirates. Two Golden Quill Awards -1970 and 1980. Elected President of the Baseball Writers Association of America 1975. Ed Conway Memorial Award 1976.

Joseph "Bull" Yimin

Year Inducted:1990

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Baseball – Aspinwall Vets, Oakmont, Ned Mellons and U.S. Army. Football -Sto-Rox Cadets and Washington Social Club. Boxing -Heavy­weight Champion Korea 1953. Sio-Pitch Softball -Club 30, Carlucci Tile, Hogans, Skip & Horgan A.C. and Skip’s. 1953 Korean Baseball Division Champs, won MVP. Played in 14 World Sio-Pitch Softball Tournaments. All Tournament teams 1964-67-70. 3 Golden Glove Awards. Played on 5 World Tournament Championship teams and many area and regional championship teams. Could play any position. Many people believe “Bull” was the best 1st Baseman of his time.

Carol A. Zaleski

Year Inducted:1990

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Volunteer, Administrator, Official. Currently serving second term as President, US Swimming, former Executive Vice President & Rules Committee Secretary. Has held every Allegheny Mountain Swimming elected office from Secretary to General Chairman. Member of the US Olympic Committee and Honorary Secretary of the International Swimming Rules Committee. Has Refereed at National, International and Olympic Events. Swimming Competition Dire

Al "Scoop" Oliver

Year Inducted:1990

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Pittsburgh Pirates 1968-77; NL batting champ 1982 with Montreal; hit .300 or better 9 consecutive seasons, 11 times in career. Played on 1971 World Championship Pirates; NL All Star 7 times; 1980 with Texas set AL record with 21 total bases in a doubleheader; first player in modern baseball to hit .300, collect 200 hits and have 100 RBI’s in both Leagues; lifetime average .303, 2743 hits, 1326 RBI’s. Other honors: Roberto Clemente Award, Ranger Player of the Year and Expos Player of the Year.

Edward Olkowski

Year Inducted:1990

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Won 324 games in his 16 years at Midland High School: 4 PIAA Championships and one PIAA runner-up. His teams won 7 WPIAL crowns and 10 Section titles. Assistant coach to Hank Kuzma for 6 years. Beaver County and WPIAL Coach of the Year-7 times. Attended Beaver Falls High School and Slippery Rock University-1952.

Don "Red" Graham

Year Inducted:1990

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One of the winningest basketball coaches in Pennsylvania. He guided North Catholic High School to an 801- 436 record from 1948-1999. Don was a 1943 graduate of Oliver High School In Pittsburgh where he was a three sports star. He had hoped to play football at Princeton, but Instead served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon his return he went to the University Of Pittsburgh.

He became the head Basketball Coach at North Catholic High School, that played in the Pittsburgh Catholic League. His teams won 3 State Catholic League titles and lost twice in the Championship Game. In 1978 the school joined the Western PA Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) and won 10 Section Titles.

The Graham’s are a basketball family; two sons played for their dad and at major colleges and two grandsons are playing professional basketball.

Bill Robinson

Year Inducted:1990

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A 16-year major league veteran, played for the Braves, Phillies and Pirates. Compiled a .258 lifetime batting average. In 1979, he helped the Pirates win the World Championship by batting .264 with 24 homeruns and 75 RBI’s. Was the Pirates MVP in 1976. Won George Washington Carver Award, Roberto Clemente Award, and the New Jersey Sportswriters’ Good Guy Award. At Elizabeth-Forward High School, he was All-State in baseball and basketball.

1979 helped Pirates win the World Championship by batting .264 with 24 homers, 75 RBI’s. 14-year Major League veteran, played for Braves, Yankees, Phillies and Pirates. Compiled a .258 career batting average. Coach for 1986 Champion Mets. Pirate MVP in 1976. Won George Washington Carver Award, Roberto Clemente Award and New Jersey Sportswriters Good Guy Award. Elizabeth Forward High School All State in basketball and baseball. Now a color analyst on ESPN and Co-host of Baseball Tonight.