Hall unveils Virdon statue, inducts five at Baseball Luncheon

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame enjoyed a tremendous Thursday, unveiling a larger-than-life bronze statue commemorating longtime Springfield resident Bill Virdon’s game-saving catch in the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hours later, a crowd of almost 800 turned out in downtown Springfield as the Hall of Fame honored 15 individuals, including five new… Read more »

Diamond 9: Branson, C of O’s Kyle Rapinchuk

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If you were an opposing pitcher, it wasn’t exactly a welcome sight whenever Kyle Rapinchuk stepped in the batter’s box. He was a pure hitter at Branson High School and later carried on his talents to the College of the Ozarks. Now the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon recognize Rapinchuk with a Diamond… Read more »