Ohio All Sports Hall of Fame to have annual banquet, inductions Nov. 21

Jim Carr, president of the Ohio All Sports Hall of Fame, announces the inductees into this year's Ohio All Sports Hall of Fame.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center in Newcomerstown, the Ohio All Sports Hall of Fame committee will be inducting Willie Horton, Gates Brown and James "Denny" Ross.

Horton, a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball, played for six American League teams including the Cleveland Indians in 1978. Horton was a four-time member of the American League All-Star Teams, 1965, 1968, 1979 and 1973.

Brown still holds the "pinch hitting" record for Major League Baseball. Brown is from Crestline and is best remembered for his contribution to the 1968 World Series Championship. From 1971 until 1973, Brown hit 33 home runs with 110 RBIs in 571 at bats.

Newcomerstown native Ross will be receiving the Bob Cathan Humanitarian Award in honor of his many years of good deeds, genuine kindness, generosity and dedicated service to the Village of Newcomerstown and the country.

The banquet will begin with social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and inductions.

Tickets are $15 each and the ticket price includes one autograph from each inductee, dinner and induction ceremony. The menu consists of salad, stuffed chicken breast, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, dessert and beverage.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Carr at (740) 227-1246 or Ed Gibson at 498-8599. There will only be 75 tickets available and no tickets will be sold at the door.