Brian Rush - Player
Inducted in 2023
A native of Seaford, DE, Brian played high school baseball at Seaford High under head coach Tom Pegelow from 1988 to 1992. After high school, Brian went on to play collegiately at Washington College in Chestertown, MD under head coach Ed Athey. There, he was a two-time All-Conference Selection and won the Male Athlete of the Year. He was drafted by the New York Mets after his junior year but he decided to stay and play his senior season at Washington, graduating in 1996. Brian played in the Eastern Shore Baseball League from 1993 to 2005 with Tri-County, Perdue, Allen's, and the Atlantic Drillers. During his ESBL career as a catcher, Brian had a career batting average of over .350, appeared in 5 NABF World Series, had the most put outs on the team each year, and his teams had winning percentages of .750 or better. According to fellow hall of famer Derek Yobst, Brian was the premier catcher of his era, displaying great defensive skills as well as having a great batting average. He was the vocal team leader that controlled the game and had a very high baseball IQ, Yobst recalls.