‘I was a terrible baseball player’: Rowan native Phil Kirk inducted into hall of fame in Goldsboro

While I have been blessed with many tremendous honors over the past half-century, none have come as a bigger surprise than a call from George Whitfield in Goldsboro to ask if I would accept induction into the George Whitfield Baseball Clinic Hall of Fame. I chuckled and told him that I was a terrible baseball player as well as in other sports. He responded that he sometimes inducted persons for public service accomplishments among the 20 or so who have been honored each year. There are nearly 500 men and women who are members of the Hall of Fame.