Who would you like to see in the London Sports Hall of Fame? Well, now’s your chance to make a play for your favorite. Nomination forms are available on this website. Click on “Nominate an athlete” and fill out the form.
The following individuals have been inducted over the 14 year history of the Hall: Sandy Somerville, Mooney Gibson, Dr. Paul Hauch, John Metras, Bob Gage, John Campbell Jr., Lesley Thompson-Willie, Jack Fairs, Dr. Peter Fowler, Tim Burgess, Ed Ervasti, Peter Michienzie, Rob Ramage, Ray Getliffe, Sue Hilton, Glen Weir, Frank Colman, Jim Thompson, Bob Hayward, Max Gauss, Fran Wigston-Eberhard, Dr. Bob McFarlane, Cliff McWhirter, Al Morrow, Jack Nash, Dutch Decker, Brad Marsh, Arden Eddie, Marjorie Black, Bruce Huff, Gabby Anderson, Casey Patton, Goldie Prodger, Harry Geris, Patty Howard, Bill Farquharson, Walt McKechnie, Pete James, Christine Nesbitt, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Chris Daw, Tony Novotny, Chester Pegg, Jason de Vos, Ken Buchan, Paul Duerden, Eric Lindros, Ronnie Jones, Dave Wall, George Orton, Marion Clarke Knowles, Harvey Lennox, Doug Jarrett, Lady Lilian Beck, Shawn Tompkins, Don Getty, Larry Haylor, Ian Sinclair, Earl Ross, Don Cline, Ted Dilts, Russ Evon, Barry Howson, Craig Simpson, Bob Vigars, Willie Weiler, Frank Carson, Tim Tindale, MarciaKing Goos, Frank Hawley, Andy Gilpin, Ken Benjamin, Adam Kreek.
Not only that, there are a number of teams on the roster … the 1948 London Majors baseball team, the 1970 London TV Cable fastball team, the 2005 London Knights, the 1945 London Shamrocks women’s basketball team, the 1957 Beck Spartans basketball team, the 1877 London Tecumsehs baseball team, the 1960 London Lords, the 1991 Western basketball Mustangs, the 1980-81 Fanshawe basketball Falcons, and the 1951 and ’52 Lou Ball Juniors baseball team.
As you can see, it’s a tough lineup to crack but we add to it every year. Let’s hear from you as we move to our February 28 closing date. The inductee announcement will be made in early May and the induction event will be held in early November (www.londonsportshalloffame.com remains your source for information on past inductees; browse through it for a refresher on the London area’s sports’ stars and our outstanding sports’ history).