Hall of Fame Dinner



2024 Price Hill Westside Baseball Oldtimers

Hall of Fame


Scholarship Awards Dinner

Wednesday May 1, 2024

Jim and Jack's

3456 River Rd

Doors Open at 5PM

$50 per person

Tables 8 and 10

RSVP to Vern Hettesheimer

3979 Hedgewood Dr

Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Phone 513-313-9814


2024 Guest Host 

Chick Ludwig

WLW radio personality, an award-winning sportswriter for the Dayton Daily News from 1979-2009, will interview this year's Hall of Fame Inductees in his role as guest host. A Cincinnati Native who played Knothole Baseball in Price Hill and Delhi, Ludwig graduated for Elder High School in 1972 and The Ohio State University School of Journalism in 1976. Chick joined iHeart Media in 2010, serving in a variety of roles as a part -time sports talk show host.




2024 Hall of Fame Inductees


Scott Klingenbeck


A former major league pitcher, Scott had great success as a pitcher at all levels since his youth. Growing up, Scott played in the Delhi Athletic Organization, then attending both Elder and Oak Hills where success followed him wherever he played. As a sophomore at Elder, he played basketball and baseball racking up a 10-1 pitching record. Transferring to Oak Hills after his sophomore year, Scott played Basketball and Baseball, he was named All-City and All State his Junior and Senior Years. In 1989, after being named State and National High School Player of the Year, Scott opted to attend The Ohio State University, rather than sign with Detroit Tigers who drafted him. He was chosen as Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Compiling a 28-11 record in 3 years at OSU, Scott was drafted in the 3rd Round by Baltimore after his Junior Year. Along the way, he was Big Ten Freshman of the year, was 1st Team Big Ten (Two Times) and 2ndTeam All American. He played in the Cape Cod League and on the USA Team and Olympic Team from 1990 -1992 Scott also threw a no-hitter against LSU in the Regional Finals. He played 31/2 Years in the minor leagues and along with Winter stints in Perth, Australia and Venezuela compiling a 66-26 record. During his 5 Years in the Major Leagues, Scott compiled a 4-5 record while playing for Baltimore Cincinnati, and Minnesota.


Tim Naehring

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Tim Naehring started his playing his knothole baseball while going to St. Bernard at TCYO Fields in Miamitown. As a Student at Lasalle he not only played his in Baseball, but also excelled in Soccer and Basketeball. Tim also played his Summer Ball with the Storm Club Organization. After graduating high school many local scouts and sport writers thought Tim had the talent to play professionally, but being realistic about baseball, Tim pursued his education by going to Miami University and began honing his baseball skills. After his freshman Year, Tim played summer ball in the North Eastern Collegiate Baseball League in Upstate New York. After his sophomore year he played with the Cohocton Red Wings, finishing in1st place in the NECBL. His increase in baseball skills earned him all MAC honors after his sophomore year. After his junior year Tim played in the famed Cape Cod League where many future MLB players played including his future teammates Mo Vaughn and John Flaherty. Tim's senior year in Oxford was one any player could dream of. As a Shortstop he finished with a .391 Batting average, and a team's .965 Fielding Percentage, and Tim was named MAC Player of the Year. As Scouts were predicting "a can't miss player" Tim was drafted by Boston in the 8th round of the 1st year player draft. He played 8 years with the Red Sox with a career .282 Batting Ave. and 49 HRs in 547 games. His career was cut short after suffering and injury in June, 2023. He has since started the Athletes Reaching Out Foundation Funding works in the Greater Cincinnati Area, most notably Little Fenway in Miaimtown, But Tim's life in professional baseball has baseball continued. In 1999, he was a Special Assistant to Jim Bowden on the Reds. From 2000-2005 Tim was Reds Director of Player Development and Minor League Field Coordinator. He was a Major League Scout 2000- 2015, And is currently VP Baseball Operations reporting to Brian Cashman.  Tim resides in Cincinnati with his wife Kris. They have 2 children, a daughter Jamison, and son, JT.


Karl “Tuffy” Rhodes 

His approach to baseball earned him the nickname “Tuffy”, His ability to hit home runs is legendary that started in his high school days at Western Hills High School. Many have never seen him play, but everyone certainly heard of his feats. Karl played for Coach Ken Selby on the 1986 Western Hills State Championship Team. Drafted as 17-year-old in 1986, Tuffy found himself playing in Houston by 1990, playing 38 games with a .244 batting average, with 1 HR. Karl played 7 Seasons in the major leagues, and is best known for hitting 3 home runs on Opening Day to start the season for the Chicago Cubs. Moreover, he hit these home runs off Dwight Gooden! In 1996, after being granted Free Agency Tuffy began his 1st of 13 years playing in the Japan Pacific League. During his time playing in Japan, Karl amassed 464 Home Runs, and almost 1300 RBI playing for Kinetsu, Yomiuri, and Orix. With 2 Weeks to play in the 2005 season he tied Sadaharu Oh’s single season HR Record. For the rest of the season Tuffy was walked each time to prevent him from breaking the record. He did average 36 Homers per season for 13 seasons, and amassed 1269 RBI. Tuffy retired in 2009. Tuffy isn’t holding his breath for entry in the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, but everyone knows his stats live up to the honor. In the meantime, he has enjoyed coaching and well-deserved time with his family. 

Don "Red" Grothaus

Don "Red" Grothaus

Anyone who knew Don "Red" Grothaus will tell you that when you went to Feldhaus or Koch's Sporting Goods when he was there you not only got the best baseball equipment, but you left in a better mood and with more baseball knowledge than when you arrived. He finished his working career as Equipment Manager at the University of Cincinnati
After playing ball with the likes of Don Zimmer and against Art Mahaffey and Herm Wehmeier, Red began coaching youth baseball in the Riverside/Sedamsville area in 1948. For 5 seasons he coached Pete Rose, Eddie Brinkman, and Bernie Wrubleski. In his 10th season, Red coached Brinkman and Billy Wolff to the 1957 National Knothole Championship.
Red coached many sports, including football, basketball and baseball at St. Lawrence and St. Teresa. Many of the players he coached played on the Elder State Basketball and Baseball Teams in 1973 and 1974. He is best known as the man who ran Knothole b
Baseball on the Westside for almost 25 years. In 1966, He was President of Knothole, and was a big force in the Kid Glove Game during his tenure in Knothole Baseball. He was inducted into the Post and Times Star Hall of Fame in 1962. There are more than a dozen Price Hill Baseball Hall of Fame members that played for Red, and countless more whose lives are better because of him.


Dorothy "Dottie" Mueller

Dorothy "Dottie" Muelller

Dottie Mueller, grew up in Cheviot, and was a 6-year veteran of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She began her baseball career in 1947 with the Peoria Red Wings, finishing her rookie year with a 21-13 record.  then onto the South Bend and Grand Rapids teams to finish her career. She improved to 21-9 her second season, with a no-hitter, and a .700 winning percentage. In 1950, despite her team missing the playoffs Dottie compile an 18-9 record. In 1951, playing first base and pitching she finished 10-2, dividing her time between pitching and 1st base. She also batted .236 with 18 runs and 30 RBI in 75 games. The beat the Rockford Peaches to win the AAGPBL Championship Title. Her team won another Title in 1952, again beating the Rockford Team. Following the '52 Season, Dottie was traded to the Grand Rapids Chicks, where she pitched a complete game in the playoff advancing her team to the Championship Series where Grand Rapids won the AAGPBL Championship once again. Dottie finished her career 92-63 and ranks 9th on the list for all time wins by an AAPGBL pitcher. 

2024 Gallagher Award Winners \

Tyler Biggs   Elder

 Trenton Murphy   Oak Hills

    Thomas Fleming  Western Hills 

John Harlow   Lasalle











                                Elder Baseball                                                     Oak Hills Baseball

                                 Tyler Biggs                                                               Trenton Murphy