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Vito Ragazzo

Vito Ragazzo attended West Virginia High School in Williamson, West Virginia.  He was captain of the high school football team, which was undefeated and played in the North/South High School All-Star game in West Virginia.  He was selected to the…

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Garrard S. “Buster” Ramsey

Buster Ramsey played high school football for Knoxville High School in Tennessee where he was named to the All-Southern and All-Tennessee team as a guard graduating in 1939. Ramsey entered the College of William and Mary majoring in physical education…

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Victor “Vic” Raschi

Vic Raschi, one of baseball’s all-time great pitchers with the New York Yankees, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He is remembered by many as the “Springfield Rifle” and by countless thousands of others as one of the top clutch pitchers…

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Bob Rathbun

Bob Rathbun was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island, and graduated from Catawba College in 1976. Rathbun began his career at WSTP radio in Salisbury, North Carolina, and then did baseball broadcast work for several teams, including two Virginia minor-league baseball…

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Robert “Bob” Rowland

Bob Rowland won as many speed boat races as any person of his era, but was well known for his all around athleticism. He was born in South Norfolk, now Chesapeake, and graduated from the College of William & Mary.…

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Ricky Rudd

Our next inductee, a Norfolk County (now Chesapeake) native, began his racing career at age nine on local go-kart tracks, and progressed to motorcross as a teenager.  In fact, he did not climb behind the wheel of a stock car…

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Arthur “Bud” Metheny

Though born in St. Louis, Missouri, Metheny’s entire career centers around the Old Dominion.  Metheny starred in baseball at the College of William & Mary where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 and a Masters of Education…

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Warren Rutledge

Warren Rutledge graduated from the College of William & Mary where he was an All-State baseball pitcher.  He eventually served in the Army and won 26 consecutive games at Fort Lee.   Upon completion of his military duty, Rutledge earned a…

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Bob Moskowitz

Bob Moskowitz has come a long way from his hometown of New York City to become a seasoned veteran in Virginia sports coverage. With over half a century of experience, Moskowitz is an exemplar for sports writer hopefuls. After a…

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Paul Sawyer

One of the founding fathers of modern day NASCAR, Paul Sawyer is recognized as a guiding force behind the emergence of America’s fastest growing sport. A dream that began in a garage in Norfolk would eventually propel this Virginia native…

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