HERB PINCH, Sharon, Pennsylvania
Promoter/Organizer: Born July 18, 1916, Herb Pinch became interested in horseshoe pitching in 1935. Over the years, Herb entered many tournaments, with a ringer averaging between 60% to 70%. Herb was Regional Director for Pennsylvania and New York State Associations. He brought exhibition games to Sharon, PA with such greats as Ted Allen, Jimmy Risk and Raymond Frye. Mr. and Mrs. Pinch also handled game related sales in their area.
In 1960, Herb won the Pennsylvania State Sportsman Award and in 1969 the Special NHPA Award for outstanding service. He was inducted to the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame in 1978. For all the NHPA members who knew Herb, they will probably remember him for his appearances in a clown costume, he was a professional crown and a member of the El Bike Grotto Clown Unit. Herb passed away February 28, 2001.