Welcome to the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

The Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame Class of 2018

 

Seated (left to right): Sarah Cashman Gersky, Heidi Pearce, Penny Welsh, Clinton Burke

Standing: Larry Shenk, Wilbert L. “Bunny” Miller, David Williams, Jimmy Allen, Chuck Fort (representing his father, Tom Fort)

 

Photos by Mark Campbell

Date: May 22, 2018

 

Nine prominent men and women, whose outstanding accomplishments in the world of athletics has brought distinction to the state of Delaware over the last five decades,  were honored as the newest inductees into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. 

 

An enthusiastic crowd of family and friends was on hand on Tuesday, May 22, at The Chase Center at the Wilmington Riverfront to honor the esteemed group.

 

The DSMHOF Class of 2018 included: 

 

Jimmy Allen:  Three-sport star at Cape Henlopen High School, basketball standout at the University of New Haven, NBA Boston Celtics draftee, and college coach

 

Clinton Burke:  All-American wrestler at the University of Oklahoma from William Penn High School and nationally-recognized standout in judo and sambo

 

Sarah Cashman Gersky: Basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse immortal at Colgate University and the Tower Hill School

 

Tom Fort: National and local leader in track and field officiating (inducted posthumously and represented by his son, Chuck Fort)

 

Wilbert “Bunny” Miller:  All-star baseball catcher at Delaware State University, Howard High School, and Wilmington Semi-Pro League

 

Heidi Pearce: All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins University from St. Andrew’s School and current Washington (Md.) College head coach

 

Larry Shenk: Philadelphia Phillies vice president for public relations for over five decades

 

Penny Welsh:  Basketball star at UNLV, Pitt, and St. Elizabeth High School

 

David Williams: Left-handed pitcher for the MLB Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Mets from Caesar Rodney High School and Delaware Tech

 

Come visit the DSMHOF located outside at the first base side of Frawley Stadium this summer. Hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and admission is free. Group tours are available by appointment and for a small fee. 

 
The mission of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is to celebrate the historypreserve the legacy, and honor the heroes of sports within Delaware and those who have brought recognition to Delaware by their accomplishments elsewhere. The membership strives to educate young and old about athletics, sportsmanship, and work ethic while providing inspiration to maintain active and healthy lifestyles through sports.
 

 

OPEN

April through October

(year round for school and group tours by appointment)

 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

                                                                                                                                        

FREE ADMISSION

(donations appreciated)

 

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background image of Randy White
(courtesy of the Professional Football Hall of Fame)
and background image of Dallas Green
(courtesy of the Phladelphia Phillies).