This website is dedicated to preserving the history of softball in the United States. The best way to find whatever you are looking for is to use search box in the upper right. Or if you are interested in a particular year, most of the information collected is tagged by year, and you can click on the year links below. All the information you ever wanted to know about softball is in here. This site covers just about everything imaginable about softball.
Thanks for stopping by – Steve Dimitry
If you have some data, pictures, or articles that you are willing to share for posting on this website, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are so many people that are responsible for this site and the information found within it. Click Here for a small story about the people that made it all possible. Without them none of this would exist.
Below are some of the resources that get used to pull all of this together.
Check out the official Softball Magazine Web Site. This is the BEST and most informative Softball magazine in the country today. They have stories and statistics on many of the nation’s invitational and national tournaments. Click on the link provided to read about this great publication from Gene Smith and Luann Madison. I used to write a monthly article for these nice people and it was called “Softfacts”.
Check out the amazing Web Site of Dale Weiser or “DW” as he is called on the National scene. The SoftballCenter Web Site is the site to go see tournament reports and tons of photos on the Major Softball Circuit. Dale covers just about every single Major or Class-A Tournament in the country. DW is a great guy and writes for various sources. DW also manages The Old Scout website that has a lot of historic softball information.
Check out Mike Macenko’s House of Swing. This man is just the greatest softball player that ever lived and has been inducted in all four Softball Association’s Hall of Fames (ASA, USSSA, NSA and ISA). He is a true living legend in the sport and gives a lot of his time to making the game better. The site is loaded with great information about the past and present. Complete with articles and photos spanning at least four decades.
Check out what a guy named Mark Linnemann had to say about this web site. Mark is a well respected owner and writer of the Cincinnati Softball News Publication as well as the Head Chairmen of the Hudepohl Softball Hall of Fame which encompasses the Greater Cincinnati area including Northern Kentucky. If you’re interested in getting a subscription, contact him at 859-341-7088 or email him at the link provided. Here is the nice Article he wrote on my site. Thank You Mark
After Jerome Earnest passed away, Gordie “The Old Scout” Heagle picked up the torch and ran a website appropriately titled The Old Scout. Gordie posted weekly updates from all of the tournament sites and would frequently hit the biggest tournaments all year long. In the late 80’s Gordie formed a team with Jeff Wallace on it. It worked out pretty good for Jeff.
Gordie worked for many years at Nine Mile nuclear power plant and was a minor league hockey official in the New York area. He was a avid sports fan attending some of the greatest sporting events in the area. Gordie passed away on January 7, 2013.
If you are ever looking for rosters or players and what teams they played on, check out gosoftball.com. Dan Pfeffer has been running this site for about ten years now and collects rosters from all of our big nationals and worlds and puts them into his system.