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2016 SSHF Banquet

Posted on February 21, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)
The St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame hosted their annual induction banquet on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Genesis Banquet Hall.
Presenters included:
President, Paul Jolly
Master of Ceremonies, Linda Wells
Induction Presenters for the Class of 2016
  • Mike Hopkins
  • Tim Kelley
  • Denny Bruckert
  • Mike Cerutti
  • Tom Blassie
  • Cheryl Metter
  • Dave Perkins
  • David Nassif
  • Ed Stiften
  • Robert Huelsman
  • Vicki Schneider
  • Dr. Jim Coates
  • Anthony Aiello
  • Bill Wolff
  • Leon Watson
You can find the names of all SSHF inductees here or on the "Hall of Famers" tab at the top.
If you have photos or videos of the evening's festivities, please click here to share them with us!

John P. (Jack) Barry

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame

St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame

National Touch Football Hall of Fame

CYC Bronze Boot Award

Board Member St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame

Board Member National Touch Football League

35 Years Umpire Municipal Softball Leagues

27 Years Referee National Touch Football Leagues

7 Years Umpire-in-Chief Muny Leagues

25 Consecutive Years Head Referee National Finals NTFL

20 Years Unpired Final Game Muny City Championship

23 Years Refereed Final Game NTFL Women's Championship

Co-Founder B & B Softball Pre-Season Tournament

Co-Founder Ronald McDonald Charity Tournament

Co-Author NTFL Rule Book

Survived by:

Wife - Gene Barry

Sons - John and Tim Barry

Daughter - Monica Barry

3 Grandchildren

2 Great Grandchildren

Inductees at the 2012 SSHF Banquet

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

The inductees to be honored on March 20th, 2012 at the SSHF Banquet are as follows:

Women Fast Pitch: Cathy "Toots" Castelli, Emmy Kaiser, Lorene Ramsey, Margie Wright, Betty Zaitz.

Men Fast Pitch: Bill Marler, Tom Williamson, Larry Wilson.

Men Slow Pitch: Lou Miller, Doug Thompson, Dave Trott.

Coach: James "Woody" Thurby.

Meritorious Service: Tim and Terri Gaffney - Slow Pitch, Jeanette Massud - Slow Pitch.

St. Louis Hummers to be Honored

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (1)

The St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame will honor the St. Louis Hummers women's professional softball team at the 2012 Banquet. The Hummers played here in the area in the late 1970's and 1980's. The team was part of the Women's Professional Softball League and played their games at Harrawood Field in Valley Park, MO.

The team's general manager was George Jones, and coaches were Linda Wells (who also played), and Lorene Ramsey (Asst. Coach). 

Many of the former Hummers will be at this year's banquet. Those players attending are: Margie Wright, Lorene Ramsey, Bethel Stout, Pat Guenzler, Debbie Mann Kurka, Cindy Henderson Sneed, Charlie Senewald, Judy Schneider, Susie Hiner, Nancy Fadea Malinowski, Nancy Nelson, Karen Harris, Vicki Schneider, and Linda Wells. Former bat girl Jodi Wells Suerig may also be in attendance.

Margie Wright and Lorene Ramsey will be inducted that evening as well, into the St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame.

Linda Wells to Emcee Banquet

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that Linda Wells will be the guest emcee at the 2012 banquet. Linda is a native of Pacific, Missouri and graduate of Pacific High School, where her parents and sister still reside.

Linda played volleyball, basketball, and softball in high school. She was class president, played in the band, was a cheerleader, in the class play, on the student council, and participated in debate and speech contests. Wells played trumpet and was the drum majorette; meanwhile, she also played in marching, jazz, concert, and town bands.

Ms. Wells attended Southeast Missouri State and played volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, and field hockey while completing a degree in physical education, with minors in chemistry and biology. Linda also played women’s major softball and club volleyball, basketball and field hockey in St. Louis, MO.

She became the first full time female coach at the University of Minnesota and coached volleyball, basketball and softball. She was a member and president of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association and became CEO and founder of the Wells Sports Corporation.

Completing her coaching career at Arizona State University, Linda was awarded the Sparky Award, the Arizona Coaches Award, and named to the SEMO Alum Merit List. She has been inducted into nine Hall of Fames, has been named an All-American, has played and coached in the professional ranks, and won six gold and silver international medals, including a Pan American Gold for the U.S. A. in 1987 and a silver at the Olympic Qualifier. She coached in the 2004 Olympic Games for the Greeks and the 2008 games in Beijing for The Netherlands. She left coaching in the top 10 all time in wins and coached numerous all Americans at the Regional and World Series level. Linda served as an international clinician for the International Softball Association and still produces instructional videos for publication through Championship Press. She has had her number retired by Pacific High School and a City of Pacific softball field is named in her honor. Most recently she received the University of Minnesota Alum Achievement Award, the highest award given to alums by the University.

Linda lives in Phoenix, AZ and is known to play a occasional round of golf and hostesses snowbirds throughout the winter. She often visits Pacific and has traveled throughout the world.

Welcome home Linda,

The St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame Committee

Hall of Fame Banquet

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Hall of fame will be hosting its annual banquet on March 20th at Genesis Banquet Hall in St. Louis Missouri. Happy hour will be from 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. Dinner will be promptly served at 6:30p.m., and the program will start at 7:30p.m. Make sure to register for tickets as soon as possible!

Click here for a link to Google Maps and directions to the Genesis Banquet Hall.

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