Sherlie Herford Rainey

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Track & Field

While a student at East Technical High School in 1953, Sherlie Herford Rainey became the National AAU Champion in the Standing Broad Jump with an 8′-11″ leap. Winning the championship 3 out of 4 times, in 1958 she set a new American record of 9′-½”. She was voted the Outstanding Female Athlete in the 1957 K of C Track Meet and garnered AAU All-American Honors in 1955, 1957 and 1958. A graduate of Cleveland State University, Sherlie served as Mayor of Woodmere Village from 1980 to 1989.

David Dickenson

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Tennis

David Dickenson played on and captained the University of Virginia tennis team and in 1962 moved to Cleveland. He became the Greater Cleveland Men’s Champion in 1962, 1963 and 1964, and the Ohio State Claycourt Champion in 1962. He coached the Northeastern Ohio Junior Davis Cup Team in 1963 and 1964. David won the National 50’s Claycourt Championship in 1989 and has played in numerous national and international tennis competitions.  He and his wife Francis are a nationally ranked senior mixed doubles team.

Ralph Caraffi

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Soccer

Born in Pennsylvania, Ralph Caraffi came to Cleveland in 1925 to play soccer for the American Hungarians and scored three goals in his first appearance to signal what was to be an exceptional career spanning several years. His team reached the Western Finals of the National Challenge Cup two out of three years, won the Ohio State Cup competition in 1926, 1927 and 1929, and was National Runner-Up in 1930. Ralph was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1959.

Glenn Mills

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Swimming & Diving

A native greater Clevelander, Glenn Mills began participating in competitive swimming even before he went to school. In high school he set a National Record in the 100 yard breastroke. In 1980 he won the Senior National Championship, establishing a new national record, and won the U.S.A. Olympic Trials that year to qualify for the USA Team. In 1983, representing the University of Alabama, he won the NCAA 200 yard breastroke title.

Kris Kirchner

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Swimming & Diving

Born and raised in Greater Cleveland, Kris Kirchner rose through the swimming ranks of local and regional competition. A gold medalist in the Pan American and World Student Games, he won the NCAA Sprint title in 1981 representing the University of Texas. He was a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Team and successfully participated in a number of international competitions. Kris currently is head swimming coach at Indiana University.

Doug Dieken

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Football

Drafted out of Illinois by the Cleveland Browns in 1971, Doug Dieken became a stalwart member of the team, at one point playing 203 consecutive games and starting the last 194; both Browns records. He was the Offensive Captain in 1976, 1977 and 1982 and was voted Offensive Player of the Year by the media in 1975 and 1983. Doug was a Pro Bowler in 1980. He currently does radio and TV sports.

William Fauver

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Figure Skating

Teaming up with three different skating partners spanning approximately two decades, William Fauver was consistently among the top skaters in the nation and the world. Multiple Olympic participations included a 12th place in the Innsbruck Games. He also competed in the 1984 Games and subsequently turned pro. Bill is currently Director of Pairs Skating at the Broadmoor Rink in Colorado Springs.

Joseph Krupa

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Bowling

Joe Krupa bowled his first 300 game in 1926 at the age of 18. A sparkling career followed, included beating World Champion Hank Marino and prevailing over ABC Champion John Stanley in a marathon 50 game match-up. A number of his 300 games were officially sanctioned by the ABC.

Austin Carr

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Basketball

Following a brilliant career at Notre Dame, Austin Carr was the first player taken in the 1971 NBA draft. A nine year career with the Cleveland Cavaliers concluded with records as the all-time leading scorer (10,265 pts) and field goals made (1,719). Austin is the Director of Community Business Development for the Cavs.

Herb Score

Induction Year : 1992

Sport: Baseball

As a rookie with the Cleveland Indians, Herb Score struck out 245 batters, which stood as a record for 29 years. As a result, he won the American League Rookie of the Year honor. In 1956 he struck out 263 in 249 innings, posting a 20-9 mark with a 2.53 ERA. He was selected to the American League All-Star Team in 1955 and 1956. Herb served as the radio voice of the Indians for more than 30 years.