Sep 18

Announcing the 2018 Adult Softball Hall of Fame Class!!

The 30th Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday evening, November 2 at the St. Cloud Convention Center. The Hall of Fame biennially recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of softball.

Softball is the largest team participant sport in Minnesota and the nation with over 5,000 teams participating in the local program.

A total of 19 individuals in the player, manager, umpire, sponsor, promoter, administrator, organizer, volunteer or media categories have been selected for induction this year. Included are:

Name, Category, Softball Hometown(s)

Pat “Bones” Barrett, Player, Bloomington/Crystal/Fridley

Wayne Dahl, Player, Dawson Area

Scott Ensrud, Manager/Sponsor/Player, Bloomington/Burnsville/Apple Valley

Michael Gibeau*, Organizer/Promoter/Manager, Clearbrook

Bob “Doc” Hartshorn, Administrator/Player, West Metro

 Gary “Meatball” Holtz, Player, Hutchinson

Charlie Johnson, Umpire/UIC, Detroit Lakes/Hitterdal

Howard Kazeck, Organizer/Sponsor/Manager/Player, Little Falls Area

Dick McNally, Player/Coach/Organizer, St. Charles/Ridgeway

James Milanovich, Player/Manager, White Bear Lake/Roseville

Joan Montague, Player, Coon Rapids

Ron Moog, Umpire/UIC, St. Cloud

Walt Nelson *, Player, Hastings

Tom Niederkorn, Player, Hastings/St. Paul

Jack Norman, Player/Manager/Umpire/Administrator, Mankato Area

Jim Prestholdt, Player/Manager/Promoter/Sponsor, Dawson Area

Bud Ramsey, Player, Minneapolis

Norm Setnicker, Player/Coach/Umpire, Roseville/White Bear Lake

Leo “Butch” Tauber, Player, Sauk Rapids

* = deceased

2016’s banquet was attended by more than 300 people and an equal or greater number is expected this year.

The cost of the banquet is $45.00. Tickets may be obtained from the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame by returning this form to 118 12th Ave N., South St. Paul, MN 55075 or online at Phone (651) 451-3140. Deadline for tickets is Friday, October 26.

For further information please contact:

Dan Bradley               Perry Coonce  
(651) 451-3140