Ashland in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1
Greg Swift. Ashland Tomcat standout had one of the best seasons in school history as a senior: 7-0 and 1.81 ERA, .492 batting average, 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 1978. He belted a pair of three-run homers in his last game and struck out only four times in 71 at-bats.
David Staten. Played on 1968 championship team and batted .327 as a senior on state runners-up. He was also member of Ashland state champion Little League teams in 1963 and 1964 while growing up literally in Central Park. He was All-State in 1968.
Donnie Allen. Power-hitting third baseman for the Ashland Tomcats in the late 1970s who hit .403 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs as a senior. He went on to play at Morehead State University where he was an all-Ohio Valley Conference performer.
John Sieweke. Star pitcher for the 1966 and 1967 state champions
David Patton. Ashland Tomcat power hitter batted .375, .480 and .500 during his three-year starting career during the late 1950s. Excellent catcher and first baseman who played on regional championship team as a senior in 1958.
Fred Leibee. Outstanding all-around athlete who had a lively arm and ability to make plays and collect hits in the clutch for Ashland Tomcats. He was a member of 1967 and 1968 state champions and 1969 runner-up team. He was a pitcher and third baseman.
Ernie Daniels. One of the best to ever play at shortstop in Central Park with a rifle arm who played for the Ashland Tomcats in the mid-1960s. He could steal a base, collect a key hit and was a near-perfect defender who was a leader on the team.
H.F. Dixon. Regarded as one of the all-time center fielders In Ashland Tomcat history. He could chase down anything hit to him. He was also an excellent hitter and led team to regional championship in 1960.
Mike Tackett. Clutch Ashland Tomcat hitter who played on 1968 state champions and ’69 runners-up and also drove in only run in 1-0 over McKell’s Don Gullett in 1969 classic in regionals. He also played on the 1964
Larry Stevens. A star pitcher from Little League to high school whose fastball was feared by all that faced him. He pitched regional championship game as a senior in 1965. Stevens was a member of Post 76 state champion in 1965 and was winning pitcher in championship against Owensboro. Stevens was also an above .300 hitter.
Don Lentz. Power-hitting third baseman who played on 1966 and 1967 state champion Tomcats. He was All-State in 1967. Reliable third baseman who hit in the clutch and was a good base-stealer. He went on to play at the University of Kentucky.
Lary Castle. Ace pitcher for Ashland Tomcats from 1957-59 and one of the most dependable hitters while playing shortstop and third base when not on the mound. Best known for a wicked curveball in pitching arsenal. Played baseball two years at Western Kentucky.
Rick Reeves & Frank Wagner. Co-managers of Ashland Post 76 for nearly two decades in the 1970s and 1980s with great baseball minds. They put together powerhouse teams that competed against some of the best in the state along with putting together classic Fourth of July tournaments.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 2018.
Location. 38° 28.377′ N, 82° 38.173′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland KY 41101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2017 Inductees (here, next to this marker); 2016 Inductees (here, next to this marker); 2015 Inductees (here, next to this marker); 2022 Inductees (here, next to this marker); 2021 Inductees (here, next to this marker); 2019 Inductees (here, next to this marker); Baseball at Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Mounds (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.