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Emmitt Thomas, Jim Edmonds Among Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees

Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Emmit Thomas is listed among the 2012 inductees for the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, which also includes longtime Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds and former Royals catcher Jamie Quirk.

As the Joplin Globe reports, "Thomas played 13 seasons for the Chiefs and finished with a franchise-record 58 interceptions. He was a member of both Kansas City Super Bowl teams (Super Bowl I and IV), and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

"Other 2012 inductees: Jamie Quirk, catcher, Kansas City Royals; Mickey Owen, catcher, St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers; Dr. Richard Lehman, sports medicine, St. Louis; Rex Sinquefield, chess, St. Louis; Lawrence Walls, football coach, St. Louis Sumner; Jim Pearson, football coach, Kickapoo; Richard Hantak, NFL official, St. Louis; Ellen Port, amateur golf, St. Louis, Clyde Lear, sports media, Jefferson City; and Gene Ruble, basketball, Southwest Missouri State."

The candidates will be inducted on January 29, 2012 at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield.