Art Shockley - Player
Inducted in 1985
Art devoted his life to sports. He graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1953. At the age of 15 he began to play in the Bi-County League with Snow Hill, where, even at the young age, he developed a pitching arm that carried him to the St. Louis Cardinal farm club in Dothan , Al. In 1953 he made the Alabama-Florida League All-Star team.
After returning to his native Eastern Shore, Art played nine years in the Bi-County and Central Shore Leagues. It was during this time, Art struck out Al Kaline, who was touring Delmarva with his All-Stars. Art was selected to the Central Shore League All-Star team five times.
Art was employed by the Department of Agriculture for 36 years from where he retired in 1990. In 1983, Art was awarded the State of Maryland Volunteer Award and the U.S. National Award in 1985. Shockley was Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Eastern Shore Baseball Foundation and inducted in to its Hall of Fame in 1985 and remained active as a softball player into his 60's.