Everett “Pop” Calloway - Player
Inducted in 1997
Everett "Pop" Calloway (Player) - He was an outstanding fastball pitcher in the 1930's. His pin-point control influenced may teams in the league to want him to sign a contract. Pop was a fiery competitor, but always upheld the standards of sportsmanship.
During the 1930's Pop pitched for the Salisbury Eagles and the Salisbury A.C. Teams. One highlight was when he pitched 20 innings against a Delmar team. Henry Parker of Salisbury, closely associated with Pop Calloway through his many years of baseball diamond warfare said "I never met a guy who had more guts". Unfortunately, while throwing in a double header, he broke his arm throwing a curve ball. After that he lost his ability to throw a fastball and also his effectiveness.
Pop then decided to organize and manage a team that would play around the Eastern Shore against teams from Crisfield, Greenbackville, Horntown, Millsboro, Hebron, Cambridge, and many other towns.
Later, he became an umpire in the early days of the Central Shore League and was active until his tragic death at age 35.