Ernie Donnelly, Inducted ~ 1999
Ernie, or Pa as the team called him, was an invaluable member of the organization in the early days of the Amish.
He would help the team in any capacity from umpiring, coaching, buying beer fund and even playing the odd game. He had
a saying, "What's the rush?", and those are words the Amish still live by. Ernie was the first person inducted into
the Amish hall of fame, and will likely be the last inductee into 4 separate categories (builder, player, coach
Gold Easton - Inducted 2000.
Old Goldy, as noone called it, was an Amish from the start. In fact, the Amish probably wouldn't even exist if
it wasn't for the glisten from that golden bat that always caught the boys eyes. Goldy was, pound for pound, the greatest
bat ever swung by an Amish. In the Amish's first year, it helped Scotty, Mugsy and Large all hit mulitple home runs.
Goldy, would always sit around beer fund with us, protecting the beer from those hated Bearded Clams, and, even though he'll
deny it, he'd always have a couple himself. The next morning we'd find Goldy had snuck into bed with one of the Amish,
but noone would remember how he got there.
John Craddock ~ 2002
Jarn, as he was known, embodied the word fair and just. and this was no where more evident than when he was umpiring.
If God was alive I think he would be in awe of John's ability to make the right call every time. In those early years,
John had to make many calls against the Amish, even though it broke his heart.
But it helped the Amish grow, and blossom. And John would always encourage the boys, many times being heard to
exclaim, "Damn! You all got game."
Black Wilson – Inducted 2003
The Glove, as it was simply referred, was also an original Amish, around since the
very first pitch. The Black Wilson was worn by James Donnelly, however many would
say the glove was actually wearing him. The legend of the black Wilson can be heard throughout the entire area. It was 12 inches long if it was a foot. Grabbed everything
in sight, it did. Unfortunately, the playing style the glove had wore it down,
until there it was no longer usable. It retired in 2002. However, due to a public outcry, the glove played a few more games at the end of the 2003 season, and it
hadn’t lost a step. The league waved the standard five-month waiting period,
and inducted the glove immediately after the season.