Nov 5

Softball Hall of Fame Banquet Photo Gallery

Randy and Sue Czarnetski from Willmar attended the 2012 Softball Hall of Fame Banquet. Randy is a former MSF staff member and has been an MSF umpire for over 20 years.

Carolyn Laufenburger, right, and daughters Kirsten and Tammy attended the Hall of Fame Banquet in memory of her husband Bob, who passed away last August. One of Bob’s final generous acts was to nominate his umpiring colleague, Mark Rieber, for the Hall of Fame.

Mrs. Dick Hudson (with purse) accepted Hall of Fame honors for her husband, Dick, who passed away in 2005.

Duke Weisbrod, Cambridge-Isanti League Director and MSF Vice President and Raquel Bushman, Crow River JOFP Director, player and umpire, graciously agreed to assist with registration and memorabilia sales.

Jean Kingsley was presented a Hall of Fame plaque in honor of her husband, Ed, who passed away in 2008. Son, Tim, looks on while Wayne Eddy, Emcee, congratulates Jean.

Nearly 300 attended the 2012 Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Banquet in St. Cloud where 16 distinguished softball devotees were inducted.

Mark Rieber, Softball Hall of Fame umpire from Mankato thanked all those who have helped him along the way in his umpiring career including best friend Bob Laufenburger, or “Laufy” as everyone knew him. Mark served as MSF President from 1990-1993.

Robert “Sam” Werner was the final inductee of the evening and didn’t disappoint, telling a story about a rock and a window when he was a young boy.