MISSOURI HORSESHOE PITCHING RECORDS

Established in Annual State Tournament

MEN'S DIVISION STATE CHAMPIONS

YEAR   CHAMPION                 HOMETOWN         W-L     PCT.    PLAYED AT
1921   Tom Meagher              Kansas City                      Sedalia
1922   Jess Dane                LaMonte                          Sedalia
1923   Ezra Beard               Aulville                         Sedalia
1924  ~Fred Senn                St. Louis                        Sedalia
1925   Ed Walls                 St. Joseph                       Sedalia
1926   Ed Walls                 St. Joseph                       Sedalia
1927   Tom Meagher              Kansas City                      Sedalia
1928   Tom Meagher              Kansas City     16-3             Sedalia
1929   Tom Meagher              Kansas City                      Sedalia
1930   Lawrence Robison         Polo             6-1*            Sedalia
1931   Louis "Lefty" Steinmann  St. Louis        7-0     61.1%   Sedalia
1932   Jack Erwin               Independence     6-1*    58.5%   Sedalia
1933   Lawrence Robison         Polo             6-1*    51.1%   Sedalia
1934   C.C. Davis               Kansas City      7-0     62.4%   Sedalia
1935   C.C. Davis               Kansas City     15-0     72.0%   Sedalia
1936   Gene Wors                St. Louis       14-1     61.4%   Sedalia
1937   Jimmie Denny             St. Louis       14-1     67.3%   Sedalia
1938   Paul Lattray             Webster Groves  14-1     72.4%   Sedalia
1939   Oscar Bozich             Kansas City     15-0     72.2%   Sedalia
1940   Bob Bales                Kansas City     15-0     76.1%   Sedalia
1941   Joe Wors                 St. Louis       14-1*    70.9%   Sedalia
1942   Bob Bales                Kansas City     15-0     66.4%   Sedalia
1943   NO TOURNAMENT DUE TO THE WAR           
1944   NO TOURNAMENT DUE TO THE WAR          
1945   NO TOURNAMENT DUE TO THE WAR          
1946   Jack Erwin               Independence             71.0%   Neosho
1947   NO TOURNAMENT DUE TO THE WAR
1948   NO TOURNAMENT DUE TO THE WAR
1949   John Elkins              Stella           4-1     65.4%   Neosho
1950   John Elkins              Stella           7-0     67.2%   Neosho
1951   D.E. "Red" Wommack       Springfield      6-1*    63.3%   Neosho
1952   John Elkins              Stella           7-0     73.0%   Neosho
1953   John Elkins              Stella           6-1*    67.2%   Neosho
1954   Art Schroeder            Creve Coeur     10-1     59.4%   Sedalia
1955   Earl Winston             LaMonte         10-1     66.4%   Sedalia
1956   John Elkins              Stella          10-1*    61.4%   Sedalia
1957   Paul Lattray             Webster Groves   9-2*    69.5%   Sedalia
1958   Dave Baker               Wentworth       10-1     69.8%   Sedalia
1959   Bill Kempfe              Alma            11-0     73.1%   Sedalia
1960   John Elkins              Neosho           9-2*    63.1%   Sedalia
1961   Bob Bales                Kansas City      9-2*    64.9%   Sedalia
1962   Paul Lattray             Webster Groves  10-1     75.5%   Sedalia
1963   Paul Lattray             Webster Groves  10-1*    74.4%   Sedalia
1964   Paul Lattray             Webster Groves  11-0     78.9%   Sedalia
1965   Paul Lattray             Webster Groves  11-0     71.2%   Sedalia
1966   Dave Baker               Wentworth       10-1     74.0%   Sedalia
1967   Dave Baker               Wentworth       10-1     74.4%   Sedalia
1968   Dave Baker               Wentworth       10-1*    74.5%   Sedalia
1969   Dave Baker               Wentworth       10-1     74.7%   Sedalia
1970   Lillard Pinion           Stewartsville   11-0     66.8%   Sedalia
1971   Dave Baker               Wentworth       15-0     77.6%   Sedalia
1972   Dave Baker               Wentworth       15-0     76.2%   Sedalia
1973   Dave Baker               Wentworth       14-1     71.9%   Sedalia
1974   Dave Baker               Wentworth        7-0     76.5%   Sedalia
1975   Charles Killgore         Plattsburg       8-1     66.8%   Sedalia
1976   Dave Baker               Wentworth        8-1     76.0%   Sedalia
1977   Dave Baker               Wentworth        8-1     76.0%   Sedalia
1978   Dave Baker               Wentworth       10-1*    75.1%   St. Joseph
1979   Dave Baker               Wentworth        9-0     77.3%   St. Joseph
1980   Dave Baker               Wentworth        6-1     71.1%   Columbia
1981   Ron Frakes               Springfield     11-0     70.8%   St. Joseph
1982   Lillard Pinion           St. Joseph       7-2*    67.0%   St. Joseph
1983   Sam Carter               St. Clair       11-1*    72.8%   Springfield
1984   Dave Baker               Wentworth        7-1*    77.7%   Springfield
1985   Charles Killgore         Plattsburg       7-0     75.9%   Independence
1986   Alan Francis             Blythedale       7-1*    79.6%   Independence
1987   Alan Francis             Blythedale       7-0     82.5%   Jefferson City
1988   Alan Francis             Blythedale      11-0     79.6%   Crane
1989   Alan Francis             Blythedale      11-0     81.8%   Independence
1990   Alan Francis             Blythedale      15-0     75.6%   New Melle
1991   Alan Francis             Blythedale      15-0     76.4%   New Melle
1992   Alan Francis             Blythedale      15-0     78.3%   New Melle
1993   Alan Francis             Blythedale      11-0     78.9%   Independence
1994   Alan Francis             Blythedale      15-0     81.5%   New Melle
1995   Alan Francis             Blythedale      11-0     81.9%   Independence
1996   Stan Griggs              Kansas City     14-1     72.9%   New Melle
1997   Stan Griggs              Raytown         10-1     75.3%   Independence
1998   Sam Carter               St. Clair       10-1     63.2%   Park Hills
1999   Stan Griggs              Raytown          9-2     65.0%   St. Joseph
2000   Sam Carter               St. Clair       11-1*    70.3%   New Melle
2001   Randall Grady            Benton          10-1     63.2%   St. Joseph
2002   Sam Carter               St. Clair       11-0     67.7%   Festus
2003   M.O. Turner              Odessa           8-1     65.7%   Liberty
2004   Stan Griggs              Raytown         11-0     64.0%   Strafford
2005   Stan Griggs              Raytown         10-1     60.1%   Jefferson City
2006   Stan Griggs              Raytown         10-1     70.6%   Jefferson City
2007   Stan Griggs              Raytown         11-0     70.3%   Independence
2008   Stan Griggs              Raytown         10-2*    65.3%   Wentzville
2009   M.O. Turner              Odessa           6-1     62.4%   Wentzville
2010   Rich Altis               Ballwin          6-1     63.6%   Glen Allen
2011   Michael Bowman           Archie           6-1     64.0%   Lebanon
2012   Stan Griggs              Raytown         10-2*    63.1%   Lebanon
2013   Stan Griggs              Raytown         11-1*    72.5%   Lebanon
2014   James Driver             Jefferson City  11-0     63.0%   Lebanon
2015   Steve Johnson            Jefferson City   9-2     61.9%   Lebanon
2016   Stan Griggs              Raytown         10-1     62.8%   Jefferson City
2017   Steve Johnson            Jefferson City  11-1*    63.9%   Jefferson City

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