Claude E. Hall, Jr. - Player
Inducted in 2011
Claude E. Hall Jr. (Player) - He was a right-handed pitcher who played for the Snow Hill School Baseball team. One year while pitching for Snow Hill High School, Claude won 7 games. Four of the seven wins were no-hitters.
Claude played in the Central Shore League for the Pocomoke Indians, pitching a no-hitter against the Sharptown Eagles Baseball team in 1956. He also played for the Snow Hill Tigers in 1957. Claude also played for the Snow Hill Hornets Baseball team of the Bi-County League helping them win a few championships. He also pitched a no-hitter against the Berlin Baseball team.
Claude's excellent pitching skills were noticed by the Major League. Five scouts from Major League teams watched Claude pitch a no-hitter against the Sharptown Eagles. They signed him for a reported $1000 bonus at the age of 18. He pitched one year for the Minor League Kingsport Orioles.
Claude was one of the founders of the Snow Hill Little League. He served as president, coach and would coordinate the baseball teams, and line up officials and umpires for each game. In 2010, the Snow Hill Little League honored him by having him throw the first pitch of the season.