Ohio State Horseshoe Pitcher’s Hall Of Fame
Guidelines For Nomination Into The OHPA Hall Of Fame
The information provided could include records of their pitching ability at national, state, and local events; offices or other leadership positions held by them at national, state, or local levels; books or articles they may have written; anything they may have done to promote or publicize the sport; pictures; and any other accomplishments, on or off the courts, which may pertain to the category to which they are being nominated.
Once a person’s name has been placed into nomination, it may remain there indefinitely. New information about the nominee may be added from year to year.
Individuals who have pitched in twenty (20) Ohio State Championship Tournaments will receive an automatic nomination to the Hall of Fame.
No individual will be considered for nomination who is, or has ever been, under suspension at the state or national level.
Completed nomination forms must be received by the OHPA Secretary-Treasurer no later than March 1st of the year of nomination.**
* If a majority of the committee members agree, this length of time could be less due to extenuating circumstances such as early or unexpected death, etc.
** The deadline will be July 15th.
Hall Of Fame Categories
The OHPA Hall Of Fame Committee
The annual duties of the committee members are:
1) To review the qualifications of all nominees in each category.
To independently vote for five (5) of the nominees in each category.
Send the ballots to the chairperson by the designated deadline each year.
If a committee member’s name has been placed in nomination, they:
– a) Cannot vote within the category in which their name was placed; or
– b) Can remove their name from nomination during any particular year and vote for others in their category; and
– c) Can vote for nominees in the other 2 categories.
The Selection Process
The formula for election is: Number of committee members voting multiplied by 5, multiplied by 0.6 or (# voting members X 5 X 0.6). This sum is equal to the minimum number of points required for the election of a nominee.
Example: If all 8 committee members vote, the maximum number of points any given nominee could receive would be 40 points (8 members X 5 points). To become elected to the Hall of Fame, a nominee must receive a minimum of 60% of the 40 points possible, or in this example, 24 points. If only 7 committee members voted, a nominee would require 60 % of 35 possible points, or 21 points, to become elected.
Since no more than 1 or 2 individuals per category can be elected each year, the individual(s) with the highest number of votes (above the 60 % required) in a particular category will be selected for that year. The committee chairman shall decide how any ties should be broken.
The Hall of Fame committee chairperson, or designate, will present the names of the elected nominees for each category to the members present at the annual convention.
Induction of the elected nominees into the OHPA Hall of Fame will require a majority vote of members in attendance, provided a quorum is present, at the annual convention.