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Father-son duo among Pima County Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Posted: 7:38 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 02:47:35Z

Ten new members will be inducted late next month into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame .

That includes the first ever father and son to be inducted at the same time -- former Sabino High School and major league star J.J. Hardy and his father, tennis player and coach Mark Hardy.

"I understand him, for sure," Mark Hardy said. "He had a great career. I kind of think I'm riding in with him! But I've been doing the tennis thing in Tucson for 50 years."

Along with the Hardys -- Canyon Del Oro's Ian Kinsler will be inducted on Oct. 28, along with seven other individuals.

For the first time, two teams will be enshrined -- the 1972 Tucson High baseball team and the 1972 Catalina High School girls volleyball team.