Softball Hall of Fame

2021 Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

After a one year hiatus due to Covid and with fingers crossed hoping the Delta variant doesn’t intervene this fall, the 2021 induction banquet will be held Saturday, October 30th Wedgewood Cove Golf Club 2200 W. 9th St. Albert Lea, MN...

Mitby-Sather Company – Minneapolis   Ted Sather of the Mitby-Sather Furniture Company of Minneapolis sponsored softball in the 1930s and ’40s. He was a fine supporter of amateur sports in Minneapolis. His teams competed in ...

Tom Connolly – Rochester   Tom Connolly is considered throughout southern Minnesota as one of the finest third basemen ever to take the field. He began his career in 1932 with the Seven-Up team in Rochester and later played on mo...

2021 Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket Order Instructions

STOP! Inductees should use the order form they were U.S. Postal mailed to order their ticket and one guest’s ticket ($45.00). The 2021 Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, October 30 at the Westwood Golf Clu...

Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Inductees

See the full list of Minnesota Hall of Famers from the Inaugural Class of 1982 to the most recent Class of 2018....

Louis Rober Organizer, Minneapolis Red Anderson Pitcher, Minneapolis Loren “Bud” Bauer Pitcher, Grand Rapids Jan Berkland Pitcher, Minneapolis Zig Bishop Manager, Minneapolis Ed Burzlaff Manager, Pipestone Tom Connolly Third Base,...

The Story of Fireball Johnny Vollmer, One of The Nation’s Greatest Fast Pitch Softball Hurlers

There’s a legend in Minnesota, in the town they call Saint Paul, Of a man named Johnny Vollmer, who could really hurl the ball. He had a windmill style, a gift that was his power, To throw the softball by you at a hundred miles an hour. ...