The Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Banquet is held the third or fourth weekend in October or first weekend in November every other year. Nominations are accepted through June 1 of each year. The purpose of the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame is to select and honor candidates who have been active as players, coaches, managers, umpires, administrators, organizers, volunteers, promoters, sponsors, volunteers, league director, media or who served in any other capacity related to the game of softball in Minnesota. Candidates shall be chosen on the basis of their integrity and contributions to the game of softball. The length of playing time or related participation shall be considered as a factor in the evaluation of the candidates.
The categories and requirements governing selection of an individual to the Hall of fame are:
- Superior Performance: Outstanding athletic accomplishments in any metro, state, district, regional, area or national tournament. Male players must be involved in softball for a minimum of fifteen years and be at least 50 years of age, and female players must be involved in softball for a minimum of ten years and be at least 35 years old.
- Meritorious Service: Exceptional accomplishments as a volunteer, manager, umpire, coach, sponsor, league administrator, promoter, organizer or media person. These candidates must have a minimum of twenty years involvement in softball and be at least 50 years of age. (Exception: sponsors – 10 years)
- Pioneers of Yesterday: This group of the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame shall be established to honor persons living or deceased, who have been active in any capacity prior to 35 years ago.
Selection to the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame shall be by the committee members of the Hall of Fame. The committee members shall solicit names from interested parties throughout the state of Minnesota. Parties placing a candidate in nomination must furnish pertinent information relating to the qualifications of their candidate(s) to the Hall of Fame. The deadline shall be June 1 of the current year.
The committee members shall meet shortly after the nomination deadline. They shall screen the candidates each year and select not more than fifteen inductees.
We need your help in nominating deserving people (active, inactive or deceased) for induction into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Banquets have been a huge success.
Please make copies of the form if you are nominating more than one person. Please include as much documentation on the individual’s accomplishments as possible (e.g. newspaper accounts, etc). Please remember the June 1 deadline.