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The five spot: 5 Tacoma-area hall of famers

From the editorial board

Tacoma’s Rhubarb the cross-dressing reindeer may never win a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he’s already won a spot in our hearts.
Tacoma’s Rhubarb the cross-dressing reindeer may never win a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he’s already won a spot in our hearts. Courtesy photo

Five hall of famers (not named Ken Griffey Jr.) with Puget Sound pedigrees:

1. The late Frosty Westering, longtime Pacific Lutheran University coach. (Inducted College Football Hall of Fame, 2005.)

 

2. Pierson Clair, CEO of Tacoma’s Brown & Haley company. (Inducted Candy Hall of Fame, 2012.)

 

3. The late Bing Crosby, Tacoma-born crooner, Hollywood star and amateur golfer. (Inducted World Golf Hall of Fame, 1978; National Radio Hall of Fame, 1998.)

 

4. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor. (Nomination pending, Mustache Hall of Fame.)

 

5. Rhubarb the Reindeer, of the Tacoma Rainiers. (Nomination pending, Baseball Hall of Fame, special exhibit on cross-dressing mascots.)

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