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Gale green began his horseshoes playing career in 1976. He is a member of the Bennington Horseshoe Club in Bennington, Vermont.

Gale green began his horseshoes playing career in 1976. He is a member of the Bennington Horseshoe Club in Bennington, Vermont.

Gale's first NHPA tournament was on July 25, 1976 in Bennington, where he played in Class A, taking 3rd place. In May of 1978, he won his first Class A tournament. In the years to come, Gale has participated in many tournaments throughout the New England's.

Gale traveled in 1990 to his ever World Horseshoe Tournament in Stone Mountain GA. Getting through the first 2 rounds of round-robin play, he made it into the Championship Round and finished 4th place with a 5 wins 4 losses and a 68% average. In 1994, Gale traveled to Syracuse, New York for the World Tournament. He finished in 4th place in Class A-3 Section 4.

As of July 6, 1995, Gale is rated as one of the top 20 pitchers in New England with an average of 73%.

Gale belonged to the Nashua New Hampshire league in 1991 receiving the Sportsmanship Award in that League,out.

He has won the Vermont State men's Class A State Title twice, the first in August 1988 in Bennington with a 5 wins and 1 loss, averaging 55.9%. The second came in August 22, 1993 at Milton with 7 wins and 0 loss, averaging 66.7%. His high game that day was 76.4%.

In 1991 Gale was instrumental to get the New England's Tournament to the Bennington. He helped installing more pits, new fence, a large scoreboard, and lights.

Gale is no stranger at the New England's, from 1977 and then from 1986 thru 1995. In 1991men's Class A, his best finished 3rd place out of eight, with a record of 4 wins - 3 losses, averaging 70.2%. 1992, Gale finished in 6th place at the New England's held first time at his club in Bennington with a 67.9%.

Gale is well known throughout New England as a competitive pitcher.

The VT HPA is very proud and fortunate to have Gale Green inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as a Pitcher.