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George W. May

Representing the Akron Fire Department at St. Petersburg, Fla. In 1920, May not only won a national horseshoe pitching championship but revolutionized the sport by introducing a new grip with which he threw the shoes open end toward the peg. May repeated as U.S. king in 1922 as Ohio pitchers held the title for 11 of 14 years (1920-1934).

Inducted 1957 | Horseshoe Pitching