2018 Inductee Bios
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Adams is a New Jersey dynamo who helps make playing baseball possible for many men in the northern part of his state. Even grown men are known to call him coach as a measure of respect. Adams is an all-around athlete who has also participated in hockey and flag football but has made a mark in Roy Hobbs as a player as well as organizer and manager for nearly a quarter of a century with the New Jersey Twins.
(Posthumous) Mr. Corte died shortly after the 2017 Roy Hobbs World Series. He was 71 when he passed away in December. He managed the Michigan Jet Box club for 50 years and 2,533 games. He won 1,625 games, lost 884 and tied another 24.
Maybe Doucette was destined to be a baseball player. He was born on Aug. 16, 1948, the day Babe Ruth died. Doucette has distinguished himself in Roy Hobbs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as a founder of 4 leagues and managing and coaching adult teams since he was 20. He has also played in 18 of the past 20 Roy Hobbs World Series.
The name Eddy is well known in senior baseball circles throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. That is particularly the case in Topsfield, Mass. It has been said that adult baseball would not exist in Topsfield if not for Eddy. He has made it possible for hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of men in his area to play in the Roy Hobbs World Series.
Every Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame candidate is carefully vetted to earn their selection. This is what one reference said on Knight: “In Canada the name Richie Knight is synonymous with old-time baseball. I truly believe his contributions are second to none.” Knight is president of the Canadian National Baseball Federation and is head of the Vintage Baseball Federation of Ontario.
Fester is a baseball legend around Pittsburgh, a man who excelled in college and then adult leagues for decades. He’s been referred to as the “patriarch” of his Pittsburgh team, on which he started playing in the early 1990s. He’s led the team to 7 World Series titles as a manager/player. He’s added 3 more titles with the Border City Brewers.
There is tough and then there is Rick Scheetz tough. He suffered a heart ‘event’ during a game a couple of years ago, was diagnosed with “AFIB.”. That didn’t put Scheetz in a rocking chair on a porch. He has led his Orlando Brewers team to World Series titles each of the past 2 years. Scheetz has played in the World Series for more than 20 years.
Shevlin is a local boy at the Roy Hobbs World Series every fall. He played at Cypress Lake High School and Edison Community College in Fort Myers and has played Roy Hobbs for the past 20 years or so. He has distinguished himself in the World Series as an ace for 6 championship teams in various age divisions, in a number of instances pitching 2 games Friday and again Saturday! He has been his team’s World Series MVP 12 times.