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.

Richard Black

Year Inducted:1992

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Mt. Lebanon H.S. basketball coach 30 years., golf coach 9 years. Records and honors at Mt. Lebanon: Section Coach of Year 12 times; coached Roundball Pa. team; coached round-ball WPIAL team; Pa. Coach of Year 1 time; President of W. Pa. Basketball Coaches Association. Basketball record: 523 wins, 189 losses, 12 Section championships, 1 WPIAL championship, PIM Final Four twice. Midland H.S. 3 year letterman basketball and baseball. Westminster College 4 year letterman baseball, 2 year letterman basketball

Charles "Charlie" Scales Sr

Year Inducted:1992

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Cleveland Browns. Pittsburgh Steelers. AII-WPIAL Fullback 1954-55, Home­stead H.S. All-Conference American Football Conference (Duquesne Ironmen) 1955-59, Steelers 1960; traded to Cleveland 1962. 1967 led league in kick-off returns with average of 27.7 yds. One of few Pro players to play in NFL without college experience. 1964 World Championship Team -Cleveland.

Ralph Jelic

Year Inducted:1992

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Football: 1958-60 W. Pa. Semi Pro and High School; 1961-63 Lehigh U. (1961 Lambert Trophy Team); 1964-67 Boston U. Defensive Coordinator; 1968-70 Harvard U. Defensive Coordinator. 1966 Dept of Army football clinics. NFL Eastern Area scout 1973-78. 1971-72 University of Pittsburgh Defensive Coordinator. Played University of Dayton and University of Pittsburgh (Sugar Bowl 1955, Gator Bowl 1956) . At Harvard had undefeated team 1968.

Jack Scarry

Year Inducted:1992

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Coached Olympians Sue Laird & Jo McKim 1928; Lenore Kight & Anna Mae Gorman on 1932 Olympic Team. Lenore placed second in 400 meter event and was on the International Relay team–1 st place. Had National Relay Champions Team in 1932-33-34. Coach of the AAU teams Carnegie Library of Homestead. Coached Albert Patnik–Ohio State 1936-40. Water Polo team coach 1930-34: State Champions.

Nelson "Nellie" Briles

Year Inducted:1992

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Began his Major League career in 1963; pitching for 14-seasons with the St. Louis. Pittsburgh, Kansa City, Texas, and Baltimore. St. Louis Cardinals 1965-70; Pittsburgh 1971-73; Kansas City Royals 1974-­75, Texas 1976-77, Baltimore 1978. Retired 1978 with career record 129­-112–RHP. 3 World Series: 1967,1968 with St. Louis; 1971 with Pirates. 1971 Series pitched a 2-hit shutout in game 5 vs Baltimore. 1968 best year in Majors -19-11 with St. Louis. Broadcaster for KDKA Pirate games, ESPN and others.

Frank Cignetti

Year Inducted:1992

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Football coach 31 years. Head football coach Indiana Univ. of Pa.: Record since 1986–62 wins, 12 losses, 4 Conference Championships. Coached WVU, Princeton and Pitt. Leachburg H.S.: 32 wins, 8 losses, WPIAL Champions 1965. Kodak Coach of Year 1990, Conference Coach of Year 1986, 1987,1990. Lettered 3 years football, basketball at I.U.P. All conference both sports. Inducted into Armstrong, Kiski and Westmoreland Hall of Fame. Received Pittsburgh Dapper Dan Courage and Valor Award.

Pat Tarquinio

Year Inducted:1992

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Head football coach: 1959-65 Ellwood City H.S.; Beaver Area H.S. 1966-89. Record: 190 wins, 54 losses, 10 ties; 7 undefeated seasons, 11 Conference championships. 3 WPIAL championships, 21 game undefeated streak. Overall record: 218 wins, 96 losses, 10 ties. Stowe H.S. quarterback. AII­WPIAL. MVP Juniata College: quarterback, tailback; undefeated 1953-54-­55; Tangerine Bowl 1956; Little All-American 1955; All-State 1953-54-55; Central Pa. Athlete of Year 1956; named to All-time Juniata Football Team.

Walt Cummins

Year Inducted:1992

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Greensburg H.S.: 1st person to letter in 4 sports–football, basketball, wrestling and track. University of Pittsburgh: lettered 3 years football; Assistant coach 1951-67; Assistant A.D. 1952-1990. One of the founders of the Football Officials Association. Member of relay team that set a record that held for 20 years. 1975 Pitt Varsity Letter Club Awardee of Distinction. Helped in funding of Eastern 8 Conference and 1st Executive Secretary. Helped organize the Eastern Wrestling League and served as Treasurer until 1990.

Joe Tucker

Year Inducted:1992

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WWSW 1936-70: boxing, Duquesne U. and Pitt football. Pittsburgh Hornet Hockey. Voice of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 32 years. Author: “Steelers Victory After Forty” -1973 and “Steelers’ Super Dynasty” -1981. Achieved championships in tennis, golf, bowling and sharpshooting.

Bruce Van Dyke

Year Inducted:1992

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High school All-State tackle. University. of Missouri: offensive guard, defensive tackle; All American 1965; Tri Captain 1965, All Big 8 Defensive Tackle 1964-65; lettered 1963-64-65; Hula Bowl 1966. Philadelphia Eagles 1966-offensive guard, Steelers offensive guard 1967-73. All Pro 1972-73. Pro Bowl 1974. Offensive Player of Week November 1972. Greenbay Packers 1974-76.

Bruce Del Canton

Year Inducted:1992

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A 1963 graduate of California State College, California, Pennsylvania, Dal Canton had a fastball that powered the Cal Vulcans to the District 30 title and first NAIA National tournament. Bruce held an astonishing 1.30 ERA, which remains a school and PSAC record. A fellow player in the Fayette County League, Cecil Cole, got Bruce a private workout with the Pittsburgh Pirates resulting in a contract.Dal Canton made his major league debut with the Pirates in 1967. With the Bucs through 1970, the right-handed pitcher went 20-8 with a 3.34 ERA over 86 innings of relief. Bruce was able to fool batters with his velocity of pitches, developing a sneaky fastball and deadly curve. Traded to Kansas City in 1970, he performed as a starter. On August 14, 1972, Dal Canton set a club record retiring 23 consecutive batters. Bruce extended his career by developing a knuckleball. He pitched for the Atlanta Braves in 1976 and signed with the White Sox in 1977.His overall MLB record was 51-49 as a relief and starter along with an overall 3.67 ERA. His career numbers are impressive for one never really scouted and a late bloomer. With the White Sox, Bruce seamlessly moved into the role of pitching coach. From 1982 through 2008, Bruce was an integral part of the Atlanta Braves organization. He was with the major league Braves as pitching coach from 1987 to 1990. He became a Braves’ organization instructor in 1991 tutoring young pitchers at Myrtle Beach.At heart a teacher, Dal Canton got his prodigies to understand both the art and science of getting hitters out. More than 30 players under his guidance made it to the major leagues. Calm, personable, and a patient mentor, Bruce was deeply mourned at his passing by the Braves’ organization.

James "Jimmy" O'Brien

Year Inducted:1992

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Editor of Street & Smith Yearbook. Assistant Athletic Director for Public Relations/Sports Information for Pitt. Sporting News weekly column -9 years. Miami News sports reporter: covered Miami Dolphins. Radio: WEEP Sports Commentator. Pitt News Sports Editor. Various assignments Pgh. Press, Post Gazette, Phila. Evening Bulletin. U.S. Baseball Writers Association voting annually for Baseball Hall of Fame. Last 3 years one of 7 man nominating committee for Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jim Perry

Year Inducted:1992

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Head coach Fox Chapel H.S. 1972-90: record of 255 wins, 86 losses, 25 ties; 10 section and 1 WPIAL championships. State runner-up 1987, and state champs 1990. WPIAL Coach of Year 1987, 1990. Produced 60 WPIAL All ­Stars. 12 All-State players and 6 All-Americans. Head Coach for Pa. Olympic Development Program since 1988. Coached U.S. All-Stars 1985 Dapper Dan Soccer Classic. Founder of Fox Chapel Youth Soccer Club. Active college official since 1968.

Bruno Riccardi

Year Inducted:1992

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Football and basketball Duquesne 3 yrs. Sandlot sports 4 yrs. and amateur boxer I.K.S. Slo-Pitch softball Stan’s Cafe 4 yrs. Manager Skip & Hogan Slo­Pitch softball teams 3 yrs. Manager of Skip-Hogan’s 1st World Championship team. Managed Local 211 softball team 11 yrs. His teams competed in 10 World Tournaments, finished in top 5, 5 times. Received Dapper Dan Award 1969 for contributions to softball. Enshrined in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall of Valor. 56 combat missions in ETO. as tail gunner Dist. Flying Cross.