6 New Inductees to the DC Sports Hall of Fame

by Prince Of Petworth April 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm 7 Comments

Photo of Darrell Green by flickr user Jeff Kern

From a press release:

The six newest members of the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame will be honored prior to the Washington Nationals series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, May 6 at Nationals Park. This year, the legendary sports club will enshrine the following inductees:

o Glenn Brenner, Celebrated WUSA Sportscaster (inducted posthumously)
o Adrian Dantley, Former NBA All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer
o Joe Gallagher, Former St. John’s College High School Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director
o Darrell Green, Former Washington Redskins Cornerback and Pro Football Hall of Famer
o Sam Lacy, Sports Journalism Pioneer (inducted posthumously)
o Bessie Stockard, Former University of the District of Columbia Head Coach, Women’s Basketball and Volleyball

These honorees were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the world of sports, thereby bringing honor and recognition to the Nation’s Capital while furthering the high standards of athletics in the Greater Washington community. They will join a select group of Washington-area standout athletes and sports personalities, including Sammy Baugh, James Brown, Dominique Dawes, Josh Gibson, Walter Johnson, Sonny Jurgensen, Morgan Wootten and many others, already in the DC Sports Hall of Fame.

  • What gives?

    Looking at the photo, I can’t tell which one of those guys is goofier.

  • Annonny

    DC has a Sports Hall of Fame?!?! Who knew?

    I seriously hope that whatever form this “hall” takes it does not have a physical location. It would be a colossal waste of money to have an actual building dedicated to DC athletes.

    • Congratulations on your induction to the Idiot Hall of Fame! It’s right next to The Jerk Store.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure the “hall of fame” isn’t a physical building, but rather a wall in Nationals Stadium.

    Last time, I looked at it, I noticed a listing for a Dave Williams who had what looked like a treble clef where the symbol for the sport was. Anyone know who this guy is?

  • rdo

    Sweet AD. I wore 45 at one point in his honor. Go Pistons!

  • Anonymous

    I thought I’d heard that the District was supposed to open up an actual Sports Hall of Fame museum someplace in Nationals Park. There is a huge amount of street level retail along the east side of the ballpark with outside access along 1st Street that has never been occupied.

  • halfsmoke

    Cool.. can we kick Wilbon out?


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