Robert "Tick" Cloherty Western Chapter

Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Robert "Tick" Cloherty Western Chapter

Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

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Western PA Sports Hall of Fame

The Robert “Tick” Cloherty
Western Chapter

is the largest of thirty affiliated chapters across the state that comprise the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The state organization is divided into four regions with our Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter being one of six affiliates that comprise the Western Region.

Since 1971 and including this year’s Class, our Robert “Tick” Cloherty-Western Chapter has inducted over 700 notable area sports figures, over 150 of whom have subsequently been enshrined among the over 700 total inductees into our state’s Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as well. Our Chapter’s annual induction ceremonial banquet is a celebratory gathering of hundreds of inductee family members and friends plus a star-studded assemblage of past inductees and “just plain” sports fans, all of whom attend each event to celebrate yet another group of outstanding Western Pennsylvania athletes.

A Message From Our President…

June 15, 2024 – On behalf of the Officers and Executive Board members of the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, we encourage you to visit our website for additional information.

As a preeminent Sports Hall of Fame, our mission is to recognize the career accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, and other sports personalities & contributors who have distinguished themselves through their individual performances and team successes in the Western Pennsylvania region. Our inductees represent many sports including baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling, and others from the amateur, collegiate and professional sports worlds.

During the past fifty-three years, we have inducted over 760 incredibly talented people into our Sports Hall of Fame. Highlights of the outstanding career accomplishments for all of our Western Chapter Inductees are available on this website.

Notable inductees include: Roberto Clemente, Roger Kingdom, Bill Fralic, Arnold Palmer, Dwight White, Swin Cash, George Novak, Tom Bradley, Sean Casey, Franco Harris, Bob Pompeani, Jim Render and Art Rooney, along with many other exceptional individuals.

Our user-friendly website enables us to effectively communicate with the general public and with our members (currently 600+). We want to encourage you to join our ranks as a voting member and help us to honor athletes, coaches, and sports personalities who continue to give back to our community in so many ways – Annual membership is $10.

As a dues-paying member of the “Tick” Cloherty Western Chapter, you will receive an annual ballot to help us select new inductees for our Class of 2025. This year’s ballot of extraordinarily well qualified nominees will be sent via email and US Mail to all current Sports HOF members in October 2024 and all ballots are due back no later than November 15, 2024. Nominating forms for our 2025 Class are available on the website.

Please note that the 2025 Induction Ceremonial and Dinner for the “Tick” Western Chapter will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square on April 18, 2025, at 6:00.

Once again in 2024, we will be hosting the Dan McCann Coach’s Corner Luncheons at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center on the second Tuesday of each month (Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 and Dec 10) at Noon. These luncheons will feature brief remarks from representatives of the Pittsburgh Steelers and various local NCAA and local high school football programs. Tickets are $30.00 – see website for additional details.

Please note that the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will be holding its 2024 Induction Ceremony and Dinner on November 2, 2024, in Drexel Hill, PA. This year’s Inductee into the PA Sports HOF from the “Tick” Western Chapter is Carol Semple Thompson

Jack Teitz, President / 412-855-76254
Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Western PA Sports Hall of Fame
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