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Hall of Fame Member Passes

Jean Lane passed away March 5, 2019.  Services will be held Wednesday, March 13th.  See obituary below for details

 

Obituary

 

 Jean Lane was a former fast-pitch player.  She started playing outfield with Maida Pharmacy, a travel team established in the 50’s and early 60’s.  She also played for the Unity Club, a local fast-pitch team from Wilmington, Delaware.  She won several state championships.  In the late 60’s and early 70’s, Jean switched over to the Shamrocks, and again won several state championships.  When the fast-pitch circuit folded, Jean began playing slow-pitch.  Her career started with the Wilmington Turners Club team.  In 1974, she decided to start pitching and continued playing outfield.  She won regional championships with the F.O.E. Eagles, and her team ventured to the National Championships in Sacramento, California.  After nationals, Jean continued playing for several women’s teams in the New Castle County Sports program.  In 1997, Jean led the Blue Chicks to the Gold Medal in the 50-54 age bracket in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Blue Chicks have been Senior State Champions since 1999.  Jean also coached the St. Elizabeth’s High School softball team in the 70’s.  Jean played an active role as a member on the DASA Council, in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  She is currently employed at the University of Delaware. (Inducted – Class of 2008)

 


2nd Annual Delaware Softball Hall of Fame Golf Outing

 

Should you and/or others you know have interest in participating, please contact Mike Rowe (irishmafia@aol.com) for details. Players must register and pay in advance. Please make checks payable to, “Mike Rowe C/O the Delaware Softball Hall of Fame.  Send players' names and checks to 43 Wardor Ave, New Castle, DE 19720


Delaware Softball Hall of Fame Merchandise

The "store" is closed for the season.  Orders will again be accepted in the fall in plenty of time for the holidays

 

 

 

 In order to keep the costs low, the following , at this time we are accepting only cash, check or money order with the order form (PRINT FORM).  If possible, we will attempt to personally get all items to you.  Shipping charges may apply in the instances where shipping is necessary.

 

 


New Members Announced

Ladies & Gentlemen

 

Please join us at Noon on Sunday, December 3rd at the Holloway Terrace Fire Hall to celebrate the Delaware Softball Hall of Fame induction.  We will be honoring several new members:  Mr. Ron “Chick” Leeper, Mr. John Travis, Mrs. Brenda Ferris and the late Mr. Albert “Smokey” Weik.

 

The event will include a buffet-style dinner with dessert.  A cash bar, serving beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.  All tickets will be $20.00 at the door.  Due to the popularity of the inductees being honored, we expect a large response by the softball community.  Logistics require a confirmation of ticket sales before November 15th.  All tickets will be on a "Will Call" basis at the door.  Please send your check or money order to the address below as soon as you can to insure attendance.

 

 

Mr. Jerry Grasso

2607 Longfellow Drive

Wilmington, DE 19808

(302) 528-2929

jgrasso10@comcast.net

 

 

Thanks for all you have done to make Delaware and Cecil County softball a valuable and quality program.  We hope to hear from you soon regarding this special event.

 

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Member Profiles Now Available

The profiles offered for the induction of each member is now available.

Click "Members" on the Pages drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Click on the member's name for a brief biography


On-line Applications

Do you know someone who you believe should be part of the Delaware Softball Hall of Fame?  Is there a player, coach, umpire or administrator who has left a lasting mark on the game of softball in Delaware?  Here is your chance to honor that person.

Click on "Application" in the menu for an on-line application for nominees. Develop a resume and gather any news clippings, videos or other items and submit in conjunction with the application to the Delaware Softball Hall of Fame chairman.