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Ann Smith Downs

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Softball

Rated one of the greatest catchers in the history of the sport, she was equally renowned for her hitting, her throwing arm and her ability to handle pitchers. Played on the Cleveland area’s finest teams, ending her career with the National Screw & Manufacturing Co., team that won the World’s Girls’ Softball championship. Also became one of top women basketball players in Cleveland.