On Saturday, at the 40th
banquet of the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Association, eight new names were
added to the list of local players who have been selected for the
organization’s Hall of Fame because they excelled in the game during high
school and beyond.
After a buffet dinner and
social hour at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room, Corey Anderson, Curtis
Glasco, Bob Gottschall, Todd Haines, Steve Hands, Scott Hoffman, Steven Lam and
Mark Unruh were presented with plaques signifying their membership in the
prestigious group by Master of Ceremonies Doug Sterling, himself a 2015 member
of the Hall of Fame.
Through the years, more
than 300 players have been honored as hall of famers and their names are
inscribed on plaques which are displayed at Burton’s Barber Shop on State
Street in Kennett Square. Among those who have been named are some who made it
into the minor leagues, a host of local coaches, and a large percentage of the
local Grey Sox team that featured black players.
The induction ceremony is
traditionally held in mid-January, and through the years has held up its head
through snow, sleet, rain and ice. This year’s event stood up to a miserable