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Hall of Fame Class of 2015-16

Jack Hutcherson Incoming Commissioner

Left to Right 
Michael Snipes 
 Art Dietrich
Nancy Boyd For Bob Boyd
Robert Earl Radford
Pat Flanagan 
Gene Robertson
           Jerome Thomas


Jack Mowatt Receives Award For 34 years of Service

The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom in College Park Maryland on November 5, 2016.
Eight inductees were honored.  Robert "Bobby" Boyd (post humously. Mrs.Nancy Boyd, his wife received his award, Art Dietrich, Patricia "Pat" Flanagan, Robert Earl Radford, Eugene Robertson, Michael Snipes, Elana Meyers Taylor, and Jerome Thomas all received their Hall of Fame plaques from Chairman and Master of Ceremonies Al Johnson.
More than thirty Hall of Famers were in attendance to enjoy the festivities and dinner and also to renew friendships and socialize with old friends. The current class of inductees were well represented with many family and friends coming from all over the country. Two High School Players of the Year were recognized as well.  The 2015 Player of the Year- Ms. Nicole Stockinger from Sherwood High School and 2016 Player of The Year- Ms. Madison Aughinbaugh from Saint Mary's Ryken High School were honored.

Hall of Famer John R. "Jack" Mowatt Jr. (1992), Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia ASA Commissioner, announces his retirement after 34 years of service effective, December 31, 2016.
During his tenure Jack has had a positive impact on many great softball players, coaches, umpires, and parents. One of his proudest moments was when he was instrumental in hosting the USA Softball team as they prepared for the Olympic Games in Bejing, China.  That event drew over 8,000 softball fans and was the highlight of area softball as the players signed autographs and provided photo opportunities for many fans. 
The National Office has appointed Jack Hutcherson as his replacement.  Jack Hutcherson has served as Junior Olympic Commissioner for the past 10 years and has been a leader within the youth program in the Maryland, DC, and Delaware areas. 
Best wishes to both in their future endeavors.

Hall of Fame News Items 
Congratulations to Hall of Famer Elana Myers-Taylor (2016). Elana won a silver medal for the USA bobsledding team as the driver of the USA #1 sled in the winter olympics. She is the recipient of one bronze and two silver medals in olympic competition in the last 3 olympics. 
The Hall Of Fame Banquet Is On A Tri-Annual Schedule.  The Next Banquet Is Tentatively Scheduled For November, 2019

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Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame Commission, 15009 Norway Place, Bowie Md. 20716|



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Honoring those who have played a major role in the growth, development, and promotion of fastpitch softball in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

The commission seeks to bring to the attention of the public the value of the game of fastpitch softball.

We proudly support all local, regional, national and international fastpitch organizations.

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Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016
Bobby Boyd 
Art Dietrich 
Patricia Flanagan
Robert Earl Radford
Eugene Robertson
Michael Snipes
Elana Meyers Taylor 
Jerome Thomas 

In Memoriam
Hall of Famers Who Have Passed 
 Marion "Bear" Jones 2009
Jimmy Holson HoF 2012
Ronnie Nordan HoF 1982
        Earl Gray HoF 2004
Gloria Schleith 1977 
 James Farmer 1987
 Thomas W. Gantt 1995
 Burnett "Plook" Childs 2013
Alfred Williams 2009
Joe Bowman  1980

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 USA VS Maryland All-Stars
The USA National Women's Team VS The Maryland All-Stars event at Regency Furniture (Blue Crabs) Stadium on Thursday, June 18th was played after a horrific rainstorm   The deluge occurred just before game time causing delays.  The staff of the stadium did a magnificent job in preparing the field and the games were played after only a 1/2 hour delay. The 4400 seat stadium was only half filled as the rainstorm kept many fans away.  The Hall of Fame Commission was well represented at the event and many Hall of Famers were present. The USA fielded a strong team and won both ends of the doubleheader however the Maryland All-Stars were very competitive this year and scored in both games.
DCASA Commissioner Jack Mowatt showcased the best softball players in the USA and Maryland for area fans, by sponsoring this big time softball event.
The USA and All-Star players, were very accommodating and stayed past midnight signing autographs for excited and adoring fans.
We hope that the USA National team will continue to visit our area in the future so that local softball fans can enjoy this top flight fast pitch entertainment.

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Hall of Fame Class of 2015-16

Left to Right 
Michael Snipes 
 Art Dietrich
Nancy Boyd For Bob Boyd
Robert Earl Radford
Pat Flanagan 
Gene Robertson
Jerome Thomas

Class of 2014

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 Tom "TP" Perry 

Wilbert Goff 

Mrs. Thompson & Son for Ben

Fletcher Kinne 

Kristy Burch Bergmann

Eddie Baxter

Tom "T" Ball 

Class of 2013

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Terry Burdette 
 Charlie Brotman
 Jack Hutcherson
Albert Behrendt
Megan L. Elliott
Chris "Taco" Williams
Burnett "Plook" Childs

Hall of Fame Chairman Alonzo Johnson

Help Needed !
Pictures (8X10) needed for Hall of Fame Members,  Earl McKeown 1992, Wally Walker 1977, Larry Potts 1998, Joe Bertolini 2009, George Boswell 2009, Charles "Brother" Elman 2009, Joe Crisafulli 2010, Ritchie Grim 2010,Reds Kuker 2010, Johnnie Mandes 2010, Pete Mastrodonato 2010, Don Mathies 2010, Larry Mills 2010,  & Ernie Sullivan 2010.
If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Hall of Famers - Your ideas are needed!
As the commission looks beyond the 2016 banquet it is searching for ways to continue its operations and to remain relevant to HoF inductees.  Many ideas are being considered but we want to hear from you as we plan the future.

Please contact a commissioner or use our web site to submit your ideas as to how we can best serve fast pitch softball and you in 2016 and beyond.

Look to our web site for more information on the 2018 banquet and the commission’s future plans.

Alonzo (Al) Johnson
Chairman, GWFSHFC

Hall of Famer Melvin Banks with friends and guests



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Hall of Fame Jackets, Lapel Pins, and other Memorabilia are available for purchase

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Hall of Famer Kristy Burch Bergmann and guest.






Visit the Picture Gallery (click the link in the menu).

We continue to upload photos of Hall of Fame events and submitted photos of interest. Over time the gallery will be a reservoir of memories for all to view and share with friends.  If members have photos to be considered for posting, please contact us so that they can be considered.

Hall of Famer Eddie Baxter


                 2016 HALL OF FAME BANQUET

“Welcome Aboard New Hall of Famers”


The Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame held its 52nd Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 5, 20146.  The banquet was held for the ninth consecutive year at the Holiday Inn College Park.


More than one hundred 150 supporters of fast pitch softball, including 30 previously inducted members of the Hall of Fame, and family and friends of the 2016 inductees attended to honor and celebrate the induction of eight new members.   The inductees were:


  • Robert L "Bobby" Boyd (Post Humously)

  • Art Dietrich

  • Patricia A. Flanagan

  • Robert Earfl Radford

  • Eugene G. Robertson

  • Michael Snipes

  • Elana Meyers Taylor

  • Jerome Thomas


    The 2016 inductees raised to three hundred twenty three (331) the number of players, managers, umpires and sponsors of fast pitch softball who have been honored by induction into the Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame.


    The Hall of Fame Commission thanks all that attended and who helped make the 52nd annual banquet a success.  Their presence was important to each inductee and their support is crucial to the work of the Hall of Fame Commission. 


    Plans are already underway to for 2018 and for the 53rd annual banquet.  Look for information on our web site.