Massachusetts Hall of Fame
Richard "Bonns"

{short description of image} 1992
He started playing and was a member of the NHPA in 1961. He was in 100 tournaments in 30 years. In 1966 he went to Murry Utah to get the World tournament in Keene NH for 1968. In 1981 he started bringing back the results of New England players pitching in World Tournaments. In 1986 he became Publicity Director for New England. In 1988 he became a member of the NHPA Publicity Commission with Bob Champion and started the New England Ringer Newspaper. He has a book with all New England tours from 1929-1991.

He started making individual shirts for all New England States in 1988. He started designing shirts for New England tours in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991. He had a Banner made of all New England States and Clubs to take to the World tour in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1991. It was commented by many people as being the nicest one there. He kept after "Bud" until they donated pocket schedules of all New England tours in 1991.

They were well liked by all players. He sent, in 1989, a 60th anniversary shirt to "President Bush". Also a membership from the state of Maine had bumper stickers "Hugs are better then Drugs" for the New England Horseshoe Pitchers Association. The bumper stickers are all over the USA. He has designed and is selling Jackets with the New England logo on the back. He has many ideas that will be of great help to Horseshoes and has worked very hard. Many others and I think he deserves recognition. Our son and I work right by his side. We are horseshoe people. It isn't always easy, but it is a wonderful thing to be part of.

Beverly hastings (wife)
Richard Hastings Jr, (son)
221 Brookside Road Orange MA 01364