Haskell “Bright Eyes” Crisp was inducted in the Grundy Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Crisp was a standout pitcher in his younger years with the Tracy City amateur league baseball team. He was also known for officiating elementary basketball games. Crisp was the only one officiating with a striped shirt during those days, as most officials were drafted from the stands.
Crisp was involved in high school sports at Grundy County. He kept the chains at varsity football games and the clock for freshmen games. He also kept the clock for basketball games.
Bright Eyes did not stop there. He was always willing to give athletes a ride home from games or practice, often driving from Tracy City, where he lived, to Palmer to get the players home.
Crisp had a love for the University of Tennessee football. He and Brad Perry were always in attendance at UT home games in Section M, Row 19, seats one and two.