James E. Hall Sr. - Manager
Inducted in 2013
James Edward Hall Sr. (Manager) - He was a manager who led the Oaksville Eagles, once winning 48 consecutive games.
A native of Somerset County, Hall was born in Oaksville, a local community outside of Princess Anne, MD. As a youngster, he and his brothers loved the game of baseball and were fortunate to grow up with a ball park in their community. The Oaksville Ball Park, was established in 1949, and was home to the Oaksville Eagles baseball club created in 1910. It is one of the few surviving African American sandlot baseball fields in the state of Maryland.
James proudly shares this family legacy with his father, Milton Hall, a pitcher, who was the first African American inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982 and his brother Clifton Hall, a first baseman, also inducted in 1991, along with several uncles and cousins. In addition to coaching the Eagles, Jim coached J. V. Wells in the 1980s, a Women's Fast Pitch Softball team for 15 years, winning numerous championship trophy awards.
Employed as a Shipping Supervisor for Dresser Wayne, Hall retired in 1999 after 34 years of service. He is a member of the Oaksville Community Club and its Senior Advisor. He holds lifetime memberships in the Major League Baseball Association, and Woodland Ferry Beagle Club.
James shares this special honor with his wife of 55 years Leona and his
adult children, grandchildren and great grandchildren