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.
Hi, Steve. I hope you are doing well. I am back at your great website as I have been literally hundreds. Of times. I have just finished 25 years of service on Chairman Mark Lineman’s Norwood Sorrento’s Greater Cincinnati Softball Hall of Fame committee. Today I am looking for USSSA women’s National Champions as I am inducting Jan Deters of Empress Chili fame into my Hamilton County Sports HOF, of which I am a 12 year president. I have been involved in softball as a player and administrator for over 60 years now. My 3 years on Joe Gatliff Auto Sales of Newport, KY remains the highlight of my softball life. I never would have known I was on 2 national softball teams of honor without your website. Of course, my honors only came because of the players, managers and sponsors with whom I was associated. Keep up your great work. I will always be a fan of yours because you love the game even more than I do.
Tom Taylor of Cincinnati
I want to give a heartfelt thank you to Dan Pfeffer who transferred this information from the old Angelfire site. Words cant express how grateful I am for the hard work he did to help me here.
Glad to help out. Now we just need to get the whole thing updated and start adding some new stuff!
If anybody reading all this stuff notices something missing, please email me or put a message on the page. Thank you very much.,,
I played in 1979 for the Clevand Competitors and can’t find a team picture.Could you help me out.Thanks
I am doing some research on ASA Fastpitch Men & Women’s Softball Champions. I am trying to trackdown the season games won & lost for both men and women’s champions. I have had more luck with the women thanks to the Brakettes web site. Does anyone know of other sources for season won loss games? Thanks for any assistance. I would be glad to share what I have found to date.
Just an FYI. I am in touch with Pat and helping him with his Fast pitch stuff. He is a good person and really knows his Fast pitch history.
Thank you, Steve, for your fabulous website! I saw the 1968 ASA National Tournament on LI, when County Sports won. Jim Gallaway, Bert Smith, Lou Russo, H T Waller! Fantastic! Your recent entries with such great detail! Awesome!!
Dan Pfeffer’s article on “Kittenball and Diamondball Men’s Fastpitch Championships” was chock full of historical facts; I really enjoyed it. I have a quick question: were there any season won-loss records for any of these championship teams? I assume they would have been included if they were available, but I wanted to ask to be sure. Again, great work Dan!
Steve Dimitry is the guy to ask questions on that. I am just migrating his old site over to this site.
1966 Burlington NC. Listed 1st team all American
OF – Gene Schliffke, Art’s Aces. It should be Jean Schliffke Can that be corrected.
It should be corrected now. Thanks!
I am trying to gather information about TN player Ron Patterson (I see there was a little bit on here) and TN umpire/organizer James “Cotton” Patterson. In particular, I’d like to do a bio for Cotton for the TN Hall of Fame. Any tips of where I should look for this type of info would be greatly appreciated. WriterRiann@aol.com
Newspapers.com is one of our best resources. Or the site you are on and search.
Where was gary bradshaw who won 2 of the six games for reno toyota world isc championship in 1977?
Cool site! Just linked it to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softball
My dad coached the Springfield Knights of Columbus team that played in the 1946 ASA national tournament . In one game, they lost to the Chicago Match 2-1 in 19 innings and Jim Chambers struck out 40 for Chicago. Trying to determine who pitched for dad’s team. Can you help?
Maybe was his name Hugh “Sparky” Ricketts?
Tom “Red” Doyle
I find you in error as to the 1956 ASA Women’s Fast Pitch records. You state that the Erv Lind Florists, NW Regional Champions could not attend and yet have Hap Piper as All American in the outfield!
We were definitely at Clearwater as I was on the team! We finished 6th with a 2-2 record.
Loved playing against Bobby Reed Parma Majors Ohio.
Lightning speed with incredible power.
Glad to see he was on the World Champs Pyramid Cafe team.
Carbones teams in the 70’s
The 2021 men’s 60 ASA Nationals was not canceled. It was played in Houston Texas in October. Winner Ohio Battery and Runner up Maccabi USA
Thanks for catching that. We have updated the website.
Great job historically!
However, an error with 1998 ASA Women’s Major Modified National Tournament. Your website has the tournament in Huntsville, Alabama. It was not. It was in Harford County, Maryland. I was there … umpiring.
You have the wrong team as champions for Mens Major Modified 2000 (9 man) was
LA DOUGHBOYS . Tournament was played in Decatur Alabama