Year Inducted – 1985

A West High baseball, basketball, and golf star who went into the service after high school. Hermie continued his prowess as first baseman/outfielder during three years of service ball. Returning home in 1946, Hermie played two years for Gabbys Nine in the A League and two years fast pitch softball. In 1950 Hermie began a colorful umpiring career that continues today, highlighted by working all levels, from professional action for three years, to major amateur tournaments, to the youth level. Hermie has been on the scene officiating football, basketball, baseball, and softball for the past 25 years. He has been classified as a “player’s umpire” because he so enjoys the game and wants those playing to do so as well, and get the most out of every contest played.