Sports greats to be inducted into Washington Sports Hall of Fame


Retired sportscaster Keith Jackson, "Throwin' Samoan" Jack Thompson and "Mr. Mariner" Alvin Davis are among a class of seven voted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame.

Joining them in the 2014 class are softball's Eddie Feigner, Indy 500 winner Tom Sneva, 11-time Gold Cup winner Chip Hanauer and retired NBA standout Detlef Schrempf.

"This is a bigger class than usual," Executive Director of the hall of fame Marc Blau said in a news release. "The voting by our statewide panel was so close that we decided a larger class was justified. There also was a feeling among many voters that every one of these 2014 inductees absolutely deserved to be voted in and the sooner the

The newest class raises the total of inductees in the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame to 189. The Hall of Fame was started by late sportscaster Clay Huntington in Tacoma in 1960 and is located in the Tacoma Dome. The Web site is

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