2003 Inductees

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Roy Hord

Roy Hord

Dec 21, 2010 Comments Off on Roy Hord Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Contributor Roy served as vice president and general manager of Riverside International Raceway for 18 years and was an active member of the Riverside sports community. He helped RIR become one of the top racing venues in the country as it hosted NASCAR and Indy Car events and brought much attention to the city. In his duties ...

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Clyde Jeffrey

Clyde Jeffrey

Dec 21, 2010 1 Comment ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, Pre 1960 Considered the World's Fastest Human in the late 1930s, running on clay tracks and fund-raising to travel, he brought Riverside its first taste of national acclaim. World War II cost him a chance at Olympic glory, and an injury ended his track career early, but he racked up national championships and world records ...

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Ben Hammerschmidt

Ben Hammerschmidt

Dec 21, 2010 Comments Off on Ben Hammerschmidt Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Coach He coached football and baseball at Poly High School and Riverside City College for nearly 30 years, and he was the patriarch of one of Riverside's great sports families. Hammerschmidt grew up in Nuevo and graduated from Perris Union High School. He played football at Riverside City College before graduating from San ...

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Francis Bushman

Francis Bushman

Dec 21, 2010 Comments Off on Francis Bushman Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, Pre 1960 Fran starred in baseball and basketball at Poly High School, and he continues to leave his mark on Riverside sports to this day. As a youth, he played baseball in summer leagues against Jackie Robinson and Ewell Blackwell. He was the star shortstop for Poly's unbeaten Citrus Belt League champions in 1938. ...

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Cynthia Woodhead Brennan

Dec 21, 2010 Comments Off on Cynthia Woodhead Brennan Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1960 Her success came so quickly, her rise in the sport so meteoric. "Sippy" began her swimming career as a youth in Riverside's public pools, competing in a summer recreation league. She decided to focus on competitive swimming at age 12 for the Riverside Aquatics Association. The next year, 1978, she ...

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Bobby Bonds

Bobby Bonds

Dec 21, 2010 1 Comment ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, Post 1960 His combination of power and speed was breathtaking, and his production was unrivaled in Major League Baseball history. But as special as Bobby Bonds was, his success came as no surprise to those who watched him grow up on Riverside's athletic fields. Bonds was raised in a family of premier athletes ...

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