Hall of an Honor

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 12:41 AM
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Major League Baseball bases its hall of fame selections mainly on statistics.

Memories and contributions lead to induction in the Zanesville Old-Timers Hall of Fame, and four men tallied enough of those to warrant Hall of Fame careers.

Sherry Dinan, Richard 'Harpo' Smith, Joe Corbin, and honorary inductee Jim Drake became the class of 2004 Monday night at the Knights of Columbus. It was the nineteenth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the Old-Timers Association.

Dinan covered local baseball for the Times Recorder as its sports editor. He also played, coached, and umpired locally.

Smith helped his high school win 17 consecutive games. He also played on the 1941 Legion team that lost in the State Tournament finals.

Corbin coached little league for several years. During his playing career, he enjoyed successful seasons with the Legion and Junior Pioneers.

Drake won the 1957 Hustle Award with the Junior Pioneers. He was also a member of the Phi-Duncans.

99 people have been inducted into the Old-Timers Hall of Fame. For the first time, there was no guest speaker at the ceremony.

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