JAMES L. SOLOMON, Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Inducted 1997

Pitcher: Jim was born July 22, 1929, and will be remembered as the pitcher who stepped out with the opposite foot.  A knee injury necessitated the unorthodox style.  Jim will also be remembered for his pitching accomplishments.   He was a four-time Pennsylvania State Champion; 1964, 1977, 1978 and 1979, pitching over 80% ringer in each event.  He played in 13 World Tournaments and qualified for the Men’s Championship Class each year.  He accumulated 206 games won and had a career average of 75.57%.  His high World Tournament was in 1965, pitching 83.7% when he placed 7th.  His rookie tournament was in 1964 and he narrowly missed the history making 13 players with 80% tournaments.  He pitched 78.4% that year.