Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2001

                     
             

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    Class of 2001 


Harvey
Anderson
Jim
Boeheim
Sarah Jane
Clifford
Estel
Crabtree
Jim
Cripps
Ron
DeFrance
Terry
Diehl
Frank
Formicola
Clint
Galbraith
Tony
Gerace
Craig
Harmon
Ann
Kerwick
Henry
McDonald
Eddie
Meath
Dennis "Dip"
Murray
Monroe County
Special Olympics
Carl
Steinfeldt Sr.
Jeff
Van Gundy
Nancy
Viola
Cedric
Walker
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Harvey Anderson
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2001
Anderson with golfer Kathy Whitworth at the 1984 WHAM Sportswomen of the Year Awards Luncheon.
Longtime operator of the Rochester Coca-Cola Bottling Co., now retired, was the founding sponsor of the modern-day Section V Basketball Tournament.
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle, Philanthropist Harvey Anderson dies at 86
 

   
Jim Boeheim
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2001 
Olympians, 2008, 2012 Summer Games-Basketball
 
Born and raised in Lyons, he made the Syracuse University basketball team as a
Walk on and started for three years in the backcourt with All-American Dave Bing In
the mid1960s; he is in his 25th season running the SU basketball program and is the
winningest coach in school and Big East Conference history
Jim Boeheim coaching statistics
Bio, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Youtube, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction acceptance speech
Bio, Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 1989
Bio, The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Basketball Coaches Association of New York Basketball Hall Of Fame
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Bio, Syracuse Orange

 

 

 


Sarah Jane Clifford
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2001 
A gymnastics standout at Pittsford in the early 1970s, Clifford has operated The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester for 14 years; she was responsible for bringing the Olympics gymnastics qualifier to town two years ago and has been heavily involved in the Special Olympics.
Website, The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle, Head over heels for gymnastics

 

 

 

 
Estel Crabtree
Professional Athlete, Inducted 2001
(top) Crabtree with the 1929 St.Louis Cardinals.
(third row) Crabtree with Boston's Johnn Cooney in 1941 at Braves Field.
Click bottom photos for larger images.
Played more games (934, from 1933-40 and part of 1942) than any other Rochester Red Wing and is also the all-time club leader in hits; his memorable three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning led to a victory over the powerful Newark Bears in the 1939 playoffs and set up Rochester's first Governor's Cup.
Estel Crabtree baseball statistics
Estel Crabtree, Retrosheet
Bio, Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame
Bio, International League Hall of Fame
 


Jim Cripps
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2001 
Except top row, click photos for larger images.
(top row) 1960 Webster High School football stars, left to right, Harvey Cain QB, Jim Cripps FB, Winston Hatt HB.
(second row) Cripps (18) catches pass at the Webster High School grounds.
(third row) Webster High School players the day after they won the Section V Double A basketball title.
(left to right) Jim Cripps, Tom Witmer, John Ladewig, Harvey Cain, Winston Hatt, Jay Smith.
(bottom) Cripps while playing football for Syracuse University.
Called the greatest athlete in Webster history by longtime basketball coach Bill O'Rourke Sr.; the 1961 graduate was all-county in baseball his sophomore year and football, basketball and track his senior year (those teams went 43-0); Major Cripps was killed while on a training mission for the U.S. Marines in 1982.
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Jim Cripps Clippings
Jim Cripps Frontier Field Walk of Fame brick - funded after collection in Webster

 

 

 


Ron DeFrance
Media, Inducted 2001
 
 
(top left) On the set of WOKR-TV's Bowling for Dollars, (top right) Interviewing pro bowler Nelson Burton, Jr.
for WROC-TV. (bottom right) At Holleder Stadium, honoring local broadcasters during the Rochester Lancers game
June 3, 1979. (left to right) Lancers President Pat Dinolfo, DeFrance (Lancers play by play), Tom Pipines (WOKR-TV Sportscaster and Lancers color commentator), Wayne Fuller (Lancers radio broadcaster)- click to enlarge photo
A popular longtime local radio and TV sportscaster; spent 14 years at WOKR-TV (Channel 13), many as sports director; later a sports anchor at WROC-TV (Channel 8); host of the hit Bowling For Dollars (1973-77) and several subsequent long-running bowling shows; did TV play-by-play for the Lancers soccer team, Red Wings and high school sports.
Rochester USBC Association Hall of Fame, 1993
Disc Jockey show, WBBF radio, mid 1960s
Youtube, Bowling for Dollars

 

 


Terry Diehl
Professional Sports, Inducted 2001
 
Click top row of photos to enlarge (left to right) Diehl in 1976... 1981 PGA trading card...
as an advisory Staff Mamber with Wilson Sporting Goods.
One of four born-and-raised Rochesterians who played on the PGA Tour; after winning the 1969 New York State Amateur, Diehl won the 1974 Texas Open as a PGA rookie and went on to play nine more years before leaving the Tour; in 1980, playing in his hometown at Oak Hill Country Club, Diehl finished fifth in the PGA Championship.
Databasegolf
Bio, askbiography

 

 

 
Frank Formicola
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2001
Along with longtime partner Marcel Fournier, Formicola was responsible for bringing the men's and women's pro bowling tour stops to Rochester; also a promoter of the Lilac City bowling tournament - the second largest amateur tournament in the world.
New York State USBC Hall of Fame, 2011
Rochester USBC Association Hall of Fame

 

 

 
Clint Galbraith
Professional Sports, Inducted 2001
 
Galbraith and Niatross.
Part-owner, driver and trainer of Niatross, one of the all-time greatest pacers and harness racing's first sub-1:50 miler; after being trained by Galbraith at Rodney Farms in Scottsville, Niatross became harness racing's Horse of the Decade for the 1980s; won the 6th Pacing Triple Crown; Galbraith is closing in on 3,000 driving victories; elected to the Living Hall of Fame in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1989.
Bio, Batavia Downs Racing Hall of Fame
Bio, Harness Racing Hall of Fame, Class of 1989
Niatross website
YouTube, Niatross Wins Little Brown Jug, 1980 in record time of 1:54.4
batavianews.com, Not giving up the reins Galbraith still at the top of his game at age 72
Democrat and Chronicle, Once-proud horse farm struggles against time

 

 

 
Tony Gerace
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2001 
Legendary swimming and soccer coach for 25 years at Marshall High School; Marshall's pool opened in 1939 and Gerace was the school's only swim coach until retiring in 1964; from 1941-1952 his swim team had a streak of 120 plus straight dual-meet victories and won 11 consecutive city titles and 15 Section V titles; his soccer team won 4 straight city and sectional championships.
Section V Soccer Hall of Fame
Section V Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame plaque
Democrat and Chronicle, East, Marshall Booters Tie, Named (1955) Section V Co-Champs

 

 

 
Craig Harmon
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2001
(top) Not long after joining Oak Hill in 1972, Craig poses with his father, Claude,
the 1948 Masters Champion. (bottom) On the eve of the 2013 PGA tournament
at Oak Hill Country Club, Harmon with former no.1 rated golfer, Rory McIlroy.
For nearly three decades Harmon has served as the head golf professional at Oak Hill CC; last year he was named by Golf Digest as one of the Top 50 golf teachers in the world; has been named teacher of the year three times by the WNYPGA section and also won that association's golf professional of the year award in 1983.
PGA, Craig Harmon is PGA Golf Professional of the Year
Sal Maiorana, Consummate professional
Western New York PGA Hall of Fame
golf.com, Want to get to know Oak Hill? Just ask the head pro, Craig Harmon

 

 

 
Ann Kerwick
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2001 
(top) Kerwick playing at Locust Hill Country Club...
and (bottom) at California's historic Pebble Beach golf course.
One of the most successful female amateurs in the history of Rochester golf; a longtime member at Brook-Lea Country Club, she has won the Women's RDGA Championship 7 times ranking 2nd all-time; she has also served on numerous golf committees, has been an officer of the WRDGA and is a local tournament coordinator for the USGA.

 

 

 
Henry McDonald
Professional Sports, Inducted 2001
(top right) Coach McDonald of DeSales High School, Geneva, NY football team, Fall 1941
(bottom) Coach Henry McDonald and the 1940 DeSales High School football team, click to enlarge,
Became one of the first African-Americans to play professional football when he joined the Rochester Jeffersons in 1912 and established himself as one of pro football's premier running backs in his 7 seasons with the team; also played 7 seasons of Negro League baseball with the Cuban Giants and Pittsburgh Colored Stars; later became a well-known area baseball and softball umpire.
Bio, Geneva Sports Hall of Fame
Bio, Wikipedia

 

 

 
Eddie Meath
Media, Inducted 2001
Local radio and TV morning show host who started the Penny Fund in 1963 to help buy toys for ailing children; was a major supporter of area sports; the annual Eddie Meath All-Star Game featuring senior football stars is named in his honor.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
WHEC Radio, Eddie Meath Show, Last day of WHEC radio January 7, 1972, 1:35
Democrat and Chronicle, Seen and Heard, February 1959
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle, He Was an Engaging Guy
Whatever Happened To ... Eddie Meath Penny Fund?

 

 

 
Dennis "Dip" Murray
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2001 
Known as the "John Wooden of city high school basketball"; coached and taught at Madison High for 45 years; guided Madison to five Section V championships; an excellent basketball player and a member of the Rochester Centrals, forerunner of the NBA Rochester Royals.

 

 

 
Monroe County Special Olympics
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2001
For more than two decades the organization has provided athletic opportunities for disabled children throughout the Rochester area; under the guidance of Marian Turner the MCSO now features more than 1,600 Special Olympians in two dozen sports.
Website

 

 

 
Carl Steinfeldt Sr.
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2001 
Won his first of 22 New York State horseshoe pitching championships at age 16; has also won the Florida State championship 14 times and the world championship 5 times; is a member of the National, New York State and Florida State Halls of Fame; has a personal high of 72 straight ringers.
Bio, National Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame

 

 

 
Jeff Van Gundy
Professional Sports, Inducted 2001
   
(top) Click photos for bigger pics... (bottom) with Houston's Yao Ming
Former Brockport High and Nazareth College point guard; is already second on the NBA New York Knicks' all-time victories list for coaches.
Jeff Van Gundy NBA coaching statistics
Bio, Nazareth College Athletics Hall of Fame
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Brockport High School Athletics Wall of Fame
Bio, audio, video, opinion, ESPN Search
Youtube, 1998 NBA Playoffs, Miami-New York fight

 

 

 
Nancy Viola
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2001
Longtime Section V girls basketball chairwoman; was instrumental in establishing the state girls basketball tournament; also the former Athletic Director of Batavia High School.
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Batavia Blue Devil Hall of Fame, Class of 2008
Plaque, Batavia Blue Devil Hall of Fame

 

 

 
Cedric Walker
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2001 
Longtime director of the Flower City Track Club; has been influential in helping high school track athletes secure scholarships; served as coach, technical director and manager for teams selected by USA Track and Field; also coached the sprinters and jumpers at Franklin High during the school's run of success in the 1990s.
Flower City Track Club website
Bio, Dr. Track
Bio, 2003 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships
National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Cedric Walker- Irreplaceable
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle
Obituary, USA Track and Field



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