Emil “Emo” Showfety – GC HOF Induction

Posted by Don Moore on September 22, 2007 at 6:59 am under College, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

There were 11 Inductees into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, Monday, September 17, 2007.

Emil “Emo” Showfety – The late Emil Showfety was a Greensboro native who became the region’s greatest minor-league star during the heyday of baseball in North Carolina. The slugger hit 39 home runs for the Greensboro Patriots in 1949, his last year in baseball. Showfety was a Carolina League All-Star in 1947 and 1948 and is probably the most popular player in Greensboro’s long baseball history. Showfety was inducted into the Elon Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 for football and baseball.

Accepting his in memory, his granddaughter, Liza Scearce:


  • Wayne Stutts said,

    As a boy, I worked for Mr. Rufus Blanchard who owned the Patriots. I was batboy, ballboy, club house runner, helped the ground crew, and that was the happiest time of my life. I idolized Emo, my hero. He was such a nice guy.

    As years went by and I became a professional umpire, I would go to Wrights Clothing to see him. Maybe buy something from him. Then in later years I would go to Barrys on the High Point Road to see him. He always treated me nice and we would talk about the old days. He truly deserves this honor. He played with class and really was an outstanding athlete.

  • Liza Scearce said,

    I am SO honored to have been there to accept this award on my grandfather’s behalf. Although i wished he could have been there to accept it himself, i know he was looking down at me. i miss him terribly, but it helps to hear so many people say such nice things about him….he truly was a great man. I will forever miss him and hold this day special in my heart. i love you papa!!!

    ~Liza:)
    XOXOXO