1999 HALL OF FAME WINNER Raymond S. Mote (1892 – 1941) Mote was born in Piqua and began his teaching career there. By 1918, he was coaching the High school in all sports but particularly in baseball and track. Mote organized the Summer Playground Program, later creating the American Legion Junior Baseball Commission as part of that program. He also served as one of Piqua’s first scoutmasters and as the physical director of the YMCA. Mote was responsible for bringing modern organized public sports and recreation to Piqua.