Emil “Emo” Showfety
Emo Showfety was a Greensboro native who became one of the region’s greatest minor-league baseball stars. In 1941, Emo started out playing for Danville-Schoolfield, followed by the Durham Bulls, Montreal Royals, Raleigh Capitals, Burlington Bees, before finishing up his career with the Greensboro Patriots from 1947-1949. Showfety was a Carolina League All-Star in 1947 and 1948 and is probably the most popular player in Greensboro’s long baseball history. Showfety, an Elon graduate, was inducted into the Elon Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 for football and baseball.