Former Asheville American Legion Post 70 and Owen baseball coach J.D. Hinson has been selected to the Roy Hobbs Baseball hall of fame.
Hinson is the only North Carolina representative in an 11-man class which will be inducted Nov. 13. A site has not been determined for the ceremony.
Roy Hobbs Baseball is an adult recreational organization and affiliated with the AAU. Only individuals who have been involved with the organization for 10 or more years are eligible for the hall of fame.
Hinson coached the Asheville Legion team from 2000 to 2013. He led Owen to a 249-127 record with 12 conference championships and three regional titles (1990, 1991 and 1994) in 16 years. Owen reached the 2-A state semifinals in 1998.
In addition to baseball, Hinson has also also been a basketball, football, golf, softball or volleyball coach at either Owen or Asheville’s Eliada Academy. Hinson even did some regional scouting for three different Major League Baseball organizations, off and on, between 1978 and 2010.
He is presently involved with the Southern Athletics showcase organization and has been an assistant baseball coach at Carolina Day in recent seasons.