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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…

October 20, 2023 – On behalf of the Officers and Executive Board members of the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, we welcome you to our website.

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 different sports including baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling, and others.

During the past fifty-two years, we have inducted over 750 incredibly talented people into our Sports Hall of Fame. Highlights of the outstanding career accomplishments for all 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, and Art Rooney.

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.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame “Tick’ Western Chapter, you will receive an annual ballot to help us select new inductees for our Class of 2024. This year’s ballot of extraordinarily qualified nominees will be sent via email and US Mail to all current Sports HOF members on October 23, 2023 and all ballots are due back no later than November 15, 2023. Our 2024 Inductees will be announced on November 30, 2023.

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2023 Induction Ceremonial and Dinner on October 28, 2023, in Allentown, PA. This year’s Inductees into the PA Sports HOF from the “Tick” Western Chapter are Art Howe and Russ Grimm.

Please note that the 2024 Induction Ceremonial and Dinner for the “Tick” Western Chapter will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square on April 27, 2024, at 6:00 pm.

As time permits, please review our website for information on membership and view the accomplishments of our past inductees, as well as experience some of the highlights from our recent annual awards programs. 

Sincerely – Jack Teitz, President
Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Western PA Sports Hall of Fame
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