1951 – First Inductees to Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

On this date fourteen athletes were inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Milwaukee Arena.  The inductees were baseball greats Ginger Beaumont, Addie Joss, Kid Nichols and Al Simmons; boxer Richie Mitchell; bowler Charlie Daw; college football coach Bob Zuppke; and football greats Clarke Hinkle, Don Hutson, Ernie Nevers, Pat O’Dea and Dave Schreiner; sprinter Ralph Metcalfe; and wrestler Strangler Lewis. [Source: ]