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Our committee members share the common interest of identifying and permanently honoring individuals who have acheived excellence in athletics in Walker county, as well as those who have contibuted to the advancement of athletics either in Walker County, the State of Alabama, or even on a larger scale. This endeavor encompasses almost 100 years of sports activity and our research has reinforced our belief in the need fo a Walker County Sports Hall of Fame. Twenty-five individuals have been selected for the inaugural class.

The Walker County Sports Hall of Fame would like to congratulate each of the 25 members of the inaugural class of 2015. We offer a special thanks to the members and their families for assisting with the information featured here.  The business community has graciously supported this endeavor by purchasing advertising.


Inductee Fact: Dan Bankhead was the first African American Pitcher in Major League Baseball. He also hit a home run in his first major league at bat. Dan was born in Empire, Alabama. He was inducted in the Class of 2015.

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