WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame has a stellar group of inductees for the 2016 season. From athletes and journalists to coaches and executives, the DC HOF seeks to honor those who contribute to the DC Sports scene.
This year's inductees include USA Today Sports Columnist and WUSA9 contributor Christine Brennan, Former Burgundy and Gold Defensive End and another Channel 9 contributor, Dexter Manley plus former WUSA9 Sports Anchor and long-time voice of Washington Football, Frank Herzog. Herzog was on the other end of famous radio calls between 1979-2004, including all of their Super Bowl Victories. Others to be inducted: DC United midfielder, Marco Etcheverry helped lead the team to three of it's four MLS titles. Georgetown center Patrick Ewing, who went to three Final Fours, was the number 1 pick in the 1985 NBA draft. Earl, the Pearl Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA as a forward for the former Washington Capitols. Missy Meharg led the Terps Field Hockey team to seven national championships and 16 Final Fours in 28 years. High school football coach Bob Milloy had just 3 losing seasons in 46 years of coaching at Good Counsel, Sherwood, Springbrook and Walt Whitman. Rounding out the group of 11 new members, the late Roosevelt High star athletes Hymie and Phil Perlo and retired tennis star Harold Solomon who made it to the French Open finals in 1976.
This group joins a select list; Sammy Baugh, James Brown and Morgan Wootten. They will be inducted in a pregame ceremony this Sunday at Nationals Park.