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FOUR TO BE INDUCTED INTO SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Four men representing golf, baseball and auto racing will be formally inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in February.

The four are John Jachym, the late Les James, the late Lou Brown and Lloyd Moore.

Jachym was born in Ohio but grew up in South Dayton. He was a scout for baseball's St. Louis Cardinals before becoming owner of the Jamestown Falcons of the old PONY League. Jachym later acquired 40 percent of the former Washington Senators.

He began playing golf at age 43, and four years later he joined the Advisory Board of the Professional Golfers Association of America. In 1994, he was elected as one of six honorary lifetime members of the PGA of America.

A graduate of Falconer Central School, James starred in three sports and played professional baseball for Pittsburgh's PONY League team in 1939. He later played as an amateur.

After his playing days were over, he managed Little League teams and helped start the Jamestown Midget Football League.

Brown, a graduate of South Dayton High School, injured a knee while playing catcher for the University of Michigan his freshman year. He later resumed playing baseball but then began officiating and was one of the top officials in the area for 35 years before retiring.

A native of Frewsburg, Moore made his mark in the South racing in what is now known as NASCAR Winston Cup Racing. At Daytona, he finished third in the 1950 "beach race" and placed 10th two other times.

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner will be held at the Jamestown Holiday Inn on Feb. 22.

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