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.
Harold “Pie” Traynor (November 11, 1898 – March 16, 1972) was a National League third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1920 to 1935 with a stint as Pirates’ manager from 1934 through 1939. He was considered the best fielding third baseman of his era. Traynor batted .320 over his career with two All Star appearances in 1933 and 1934. Traynor was part of the 1925 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates when they defeated the Washington Senators. Later in his career he was a Pirate scout and radio broadcaster. In 1948 the Baseball Writers placed Traynor in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a finalist for MLB’s All Century Team in 1999.
Stanley Frank "Stan" Musial
Stanley Frank "Stan" Musial (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013), nicknamed "Stan the Man", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and first baseman. He spent 22 seasons playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963. Musial batted .331 over his career and set National League (NL) records that have since been beaten for career hits (3,630), runs batted in (1,951), games played (3,026), at bats (10,972), runs scored (1,949) and doubles (725). He was a seven-time batting champion and MVP winner 3 times. He also won 3 World Series Championship titles with St. Louis while being selected for 24 All-Star games. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 and later was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2011. He was selected to the MLB All-Century Team in 1999.