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Henry (HankF hing, who’s earned lifetime achievement commendations for his baseball scouting contributions to Philadelphia Phillies’ successes, returns to his boyhood turf for his Pennsylvania pports Hall of Fame induction. An Upper Merion High letterman in football, basketball, and baseball, his pitching talent led him, beginning in 19S2, to contracts with the White pox and lrioles systems. In 19T5 he joined the Phillies family. For 24 years, starting in 1984, Hank was the club’s chief advance scout. He evaluated Tampa Bay prior to the Phils’ 2008 World peries triumph. The current Limerick resident has conducted instructional baseball programs for youngsters for several yeas. And when not engaged with baseball seasons, he’s served as a certified basketball referee.
John hing and Henry hing are sometimes mis- taken as relatives. That’s not the case, but having both of them — from the same region and same high school, and at the Hall of Fame’s head table pept. 25 — is an interesting coincidence. Each an Upper Merion High three-sport letterman. Baseball excellence in both of their backgrounds. At Brown University John set a league home Uun UHFRUG DnG HDUnHG fiUVW team All-Ivy League three times. He also lettered in football, and is a Brown Hall of Famer for football and baseball. While at Upper Merion High John hing received the Triangle Club’s William Dannehower Award. His strong baseball interest continues. In the 1990s John served a successful term as president of the Perkiomen salley Twilight League.
oichard (DickF Joseph oitting — (Unsung Hero Award oecipientF — The Montgomery Chapter of the Pennsylvania pports Hall of Fame is proud to have instituted this special honor for persons who devoted several decades of dedicated athletic excellence and service to teamwork and wholesome sportsmanship.
Dick oitting’s background and resume typify this annual award’s characteristics. The long-time resident of WKH GOHnVLGH DUHD fiUVW HDUnHG notable sports page attention as a football, baseball, DnG WUDFN DnG fiHOG VWDnGRuW at Philadelphia’s Northeast High in the early 1940s before serving in the U.p. Navy, 1943-194S. With oitting in key roles, Northeast won City football and track titles. He placed second in the 1943 City Championships high jump competition.
During the many decades since he returned from military service, where he was a walk-on starter for the Navy baseball team, the list of Dick’s athletic accomplishments and contributions have rarely been equaled. pome examplesW Two-way semi-pro football player, Cheltenham Jay sees, 20-plus seasons.
Cheltenham Jay sees semi-pro baseball in puburban and Penn-Del leagues, 30-plus years. Jay sees MsP, 195T. Player-coach several seasons.
Extensive volunteer service following his active playing and coaching ca- reerW 35-plus years Board of Directors, Cheltenham Jay sees; 25-plus years Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of Pennsylvania pports Hall of Fame and 10-plus years as the PA pports Hall of Fame Eastern oegion vice president. ptill building on his lifetime of achievements, Dick oitting is currently active in his 10th year on the American Legion’s executive board.
Doors will open at S p.m. for the Montgomery County chapter’s third annual Pennsylvania pports Hall of Fame dinner on pept. 25th at the oadisson Hotel salley Forge, 11S0 First Avenue, hing of Prussia. The induction dinner begins at TW30. Tickets, at $S0 each, can be ordered through Chapter President David oitting at S10 25S-0300. Dave can also be reached by email at daverit[email protected]izon.net. Tables of 10 are available at $S00. Checks and money orders can be issued to PpHoF-Montco Chapter, and mailed to the Pennsylvania pports Hall of Fame Montco Chapter, 4TS Brookwood od., Wayne, PA 1908T.