1991 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Bill Bruton

Bruton played on Wilmington ballfields after the end of World War II, catching the eye of Judy Johnson and others

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Dave Johnson

Johnson went from Archmere Academy and the Wilmington Aquatic Club to All-America swimming stardom at Yale, and competed in the

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Tom Mason

The foremost authority on softball rules, many of which he wrote, this Newark resident started softball umpiring in 1957, and

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Franny Walsh

Walsh was a natural athlete who played football, basketball, and tennis at Salesianum 1924-28 and gained first team All-Catholic honors

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Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson played football at De La Warr High School and progressed through the University of Maryland where one of

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