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: