J.R. Dobson - Player
Inducted in 2019
A native of Trappe, Maryland, which is also the home of National Baseball Hall of Famer Frank "Home Run" Baker, J.R. played high school baseball at Easton High School. From there, J.R. went on to star at Chesapeake College in 2000 and 2001. At Chesapeake, he set all-time school records for innings pitched (166) and strikeouts (262). J.R. also played one year at Salisbury University in 2002. In the Eastern Shore Baseball League, J.R. played for Tri-County in 2000. After that, he spent his final 14 years in the ESBL playing for the Perdue Chicks, where he owns most of the Perdue pitching records. For the Chicks, J.R. had 60 wins and only 17 losses, which is a .779 winning percentage. He had a career ERA of 2.31, 43 complete games, 22 shutouts, 765 strikeouts, and 632 innings pitched. In his final 3 years of playing, J.R. had a record of 15-0. After helping lead Perdue to numerous ESBL titles and NABF Regional Championships, J.R. retired after the 2014 season.