1997 Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Renee Baldwin

Renee was the first Special Olympics athlete inducted. She excelled at the  State, Regional, National and International level in cross-country,

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Dan DiPace

DiPace was a basketball and baseball stand-out at Syracuse University in the late 1930s. He later was a stand-out fast

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Mary Ann Hitchens

Mary Ann, a four-letter Milford High School athlete in field hockey,basketball and softball, scored 1,017 career points in basketball. She

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John Land

John made the Delaware State football team as a walk-on. He played four years, and was co-captain his senior year.

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Frank Masley

A Newark native and graduate of Christiana High School and Drexel University (Engineering) he was a national luge competitor 13

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