Washington, D.C. – 5 people who had distinguished careers in a wide range of sports activities are amongst seven individuals who have been chosen for induction into the Washington DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 2021.
The formal induction into the DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame is carried out at Nationals Park previous to a Washington Nationals sport. A date for the induction ceremony to acknowledge this yr’s honorees, in addition to these chosen to the Class of 2020, has but to be scheduled.
The 2021 DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame class contains Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder, and two-time World Swimmer of the Yr Mike Barrowman, the founder and coach of the Ft. Dupont Ice Hockey Membership Neal Henderson, the late Washington Senators pitching star Fred “Firpo” Marberry, Washington Bullets NBA championship-winning head coach Dick Motta, and legendary lacrosse athlete and govt Paul Rabil. Becoming a member of them this yr are two famend Washington Publish columnists, John Feinstein and Sally Jenkins.
The members of the DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame choice committee are chairman Bobby Goldwater, a Georgetown College Sports activities Trade Administration grasp’s program school member and sports activities trade advisor; co-chairman emeritus and veteran D.C. sports activities govt Charlie Brotman; former radio and TV reporter/producer Brenda J. Curtis-Heiken; journalist David Elfin; communications govt and adjunct teacher Meredith Geisler; tv and radio character Chick Hernandez; legal professional Phil Hochberg; Washington Nationals Managing Principal Proprietor Mark D. Lerner; former Shirley Povich Middle for Sports activities Journalism Director on the College of Maryland George Solomon; basketball govt and former coach Ed Tapscott; legal professional Mark Tuohey; radio and tv character and former Washington professional soccer tight finish Rick “Doc” Walker; baseball commentator and historian Phil Wooden; and journalist and Merrill Faculty visiting professor Joe Yasharoff. Andy Ockershausen, the committee’s different co-chairman emeritus who additionally participated on this yr’s choices, just lately handed away.
“We’re more than happy that 5 completely different sports activities are receiving well-deserved recognition this yr with the collection of honorees who characterize the spectacular vary of sports activities excellence within the Nation’s Capital space,” mentioned Goldwater. “Additionally this yr, the roster of media members within the Sports activities Corridor of Fame has been notably enhanced with the inclusion of John Feinstein and Sally Jenkins.”
“We sincerely look ahead to working intently with our supportive host group, the Washington Nationals, and the Lerner household possession to have the privilege of recognizing the extraordinary achievements of this latest group of DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame honorees, in addition to the Class of 2020, at an induction ceremony within the close to future,” Goldwater added.
Particular person nominees for inclusion will need to have gained prominence within the Washington space by way of their achievements in sports activities as an athlete, coach, proprietor, govt, member of the media, or contributor. Knowledgeable, collegiate, or highschool workforce that has made a major and optimistic influence within the Larger Washington group by way of excellent achievement is eligible to be acknowledged as a Group of Distinction.
The 2021 inductees:
MIKE BARROWMAN: One of many greatest-ever swimmers from this space, Barrowman was the world record-holder and 1992 Olympic gold medalist within the breaststroke and the World Swimmer of the Yr in 1989 and 1990. He represented the U.S. in two Olympic Video games, Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992.
JOHN FEINSTEIN: An acclaimed columnist on the Washington Publish for which he has written for greater than 40 years. He’s the creator of 42 books, together with 24 New York Occasions bestsellers. Moreover, he’s a contributor to a number of different media shops, has been inducted into 4 halls of fame, and was one of many organizers of the BB&T Traditional, the Washington-based school basketball occasion held yearly from 1995 to 2017 that benefited the Youngsters’s Charities Basis.
NEAL HENDERSON: The founder and head coach of the Ft. Dupont Ice Hockey Membership, the Cannons, the extremely regarded minority youth hockey program based mostly in Southeast Washington, and the oldest minority-led ice hockey program within the nation. He was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Corridor of Fame in 2019 for his dedication to youth and the game.
SALLY JENKINS: Acknowledged 4 occasions as the most effective sports activities columnist within the nation by the nation’s sports activities editors, Jenkins has labored on the Washington Publish for 26 years. She was the primary lady inducted into the Nationwide Sportscasters and Sportswriters Corridor of Fame in 2005 and has written 12 books, 4 of which have been New York Occasions bestsellers.
FRED “FIRPO” MARBERRY: One of many first nice reduction pitchers in baseball, Marberry was with the Washington Senators from 1923-1932, together with 4 reduction appearances within the 1924 World Sequence gained by the Senators. After stints with the Detroit Tigers and New York Giants, he returned to the Senators to complete out his profession in 1936. In his time with the Senators, he recorded a complete of 470 appearances as a starter and reliever, and have become the primary pitcher to have 100 profession begins and 100 saves.
DICK MOTTA: The revered head coach who led Washington’s NBA franchise to its solely championship in 1978, together with consecutive Jap Convention titles (1978, 1979). He joins star gamers Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld within the DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
PAUL RABIL: Extensively thought-about to be the best lacrosse participant on the planet, the Gaithersburg native was a three-time WCAC champion and two-time All-America with DeMatha Catholic Excessive College. He was a four-time All-American, two-time nationwide champion, and NCAA Midfielder of the Yr at Johns Hopkins College. Rabil was a two-time world champion with Group USA, three-time skilled champion and MVP, and is a profitable govt and co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League.
The beforehand introduced 2020 DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame class contains the late sports activities radio character Ken Beatrice, the late highschool soccer coach Herman Boone, basketball nice Austin Carr, Washington professional soccer broad receiver Gary Clark, the late highschool basketball coach Bob Dwyer, two-time FIFA World Cup and former United States Ladies’s Nationwide Soccer Group coach Jill Ellis, the late highschool and collegiate basketball star and coach Wil Jones, and College of Maryland basketball standout John Lucas, together with the 2019 WNBA champion Washington Mystics and the 2019 World Sequence champion Washington Nationals as Groups of Distinction.
The names of all DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame inductees are prominently displayed at Nationals Park, the positioning of the induction ceremony. Details about the DC Sports activities Corridor of Fame, together with the dignity roll of all inductees, is on the market on the group’s web site, dcsportshall.com.