JOHN GORDON, Los Angeles, California

Inducted 1971

Organizer: John Gordon is best known for designing and manufacturing the Gordon Spin-On Horseshoe, which was a highly popular choice of shoe by tournaments pitchers for over 70 years.  John Gordon received a patent for his design on November 7, 1933, although the shoe hit the market in 1931 and remained a favorite shoe of many pitchers right into the 21st century.  John is also known as a promoter and sponsor of tournaments and horseshoe clubs.