American Horseshoe Pitcher's Ass'n
Hall of Fame
Martinsville, In.Inducted in 2000
Frank started pitching in 1968. He pitched on and
served as President and Vice - Presidents on as many as four leagues during his
30 years of pitching. Frank served on the AHPA rules and TOC Committee. He was
instrumental in getting new pitchers as well as helping to start a couple
Mooresville, Ind.Inducted in 2000
Jim became a
member of the AHPA during its first year of existence in 1949. He pitched on the
Marion County league for 35 years and on the Speedway league since its beginning
until he had to retire from the sport. He was Mr. Horseshoe in 1991. He would
not only donate his time for work details, he would help leagues financially.
Every year on the third of July, Jim would have pitchers join him at his farm
for a hog roast and fire works display.
Gosport, In.Inducted in 2000
Nancy begin her
pitching career in 1973. She served ask the AHPA Recording Secretary from 1978
-1981, Secretary / Treasurer 1983 - 1987. WWas Mrs. Horseshoe in 1978. She also
served on the Constitution Committee. She has held office in two different
leagues. She pitched at almost all scheduled tournaments, giving encouragement
and a warm smile to the other pitchers.
Gosport, In.Inducted in 2000
Tyler begin pitching in 1972. Held his
leagues office of vice-president for 10 years. Tyler also served the AHPA as 2nd
vice-president 1983 - 1988, on the Board of Directors from 1983 - 1990. He has
chaired the rules committee and the Board of Directors. He was honored as Mr.
Horseshoe in 1977 and is a member of the 100 point club. Tyler is a pitcher that
is always willing to help and encourage others.
Martinsville, Ind.Inducted in 2001
Ramona has promoted horseshoes for about 30 years. She has been the main person to keep the Martinsville Mixed League together. Ramona has helped at many league functions even those she was not a member. She has served as her league Secretary / Treasurer for 25 years. She has been the AHPA Secretary / Treasurer for 12 years. Has served on the AHPA Board of Directors for 15 years. Ramona has also served on the Rules and Constutition committeees. She has received the Mrs. Horseshoe honor three times.
Clay City, Ind.Inducted in 2005
Alvin has promoted Horseshoes for 30 years. He has been instrumental in the Brazil League area, assisting at many league functions and pitching at most tournaments. He has served on the A.H.P.A Board of Directors for several years and has been President, Vice President, and Secretary Treasurer of his league. He helps keep the courts in shape and has been a recipant of the Mr. Horseshoe Award.
Clay City, Ind.Inducted in 2006
Cecil Lunsford learned to pitch horseshoe in the barnyard of his home. Cecil started pitching at Terre Haute in 1985. He pitched in that league for 11 years and sponsored a team, Lunsford Heating and Cooling. His team consisted of Cecil, Edgar and Imogene Crowe, Jim Anderson, and Bill Pestoff was the Terre Haute League Champions in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
In 1987 Cecil came up with the idea of building the courts at the Clay County fairgrounds, which were within a mile from where he lived. There would not be a Brazil Horseshoe League if not for Cecil Lunsford and Edgar Crowe and all the work they did to build the courts and enlist pitchers. The courts that were built were all done with volunteer help and voluntary donations. He held the positions of president and secretary of the Brazil League for five years.
Cecil pitched in tournaments in the state every weekend in the summer. He promoted horseshoes everywhere he went. He pitched for as long as his health allowed.