- 21 TRUE PUMP LEAGUE TITLES & 6 RUNNER-UPS AS MGR.
- 276 - 100 RECORD AS TRUE PUMP PITCHER
- RON PAPI PLAYED IN 1014 SOFTBALL GAMES
- TRUE PUMP WENT 190 - 61 FROM 1/1/00 - 8/9/10
- 203 - 60 RECORD AS TRUE PUMP MGR.
TRUE PUMP EPITAPH
Rob Robinson and I met and played on a men's team " All Reed Repair" in 1991.Rob was in need of a pitcher for his co-ed team and I began playing for what later turned into True Pump. Juan" who took over from Rob as Mgr".& Kris Marsh were also original team members.We played at Sheridan High School.We were having fun trying to beat the seasoned teams,usually we were runnerups.In 98' I took over as True Pump Mgr. from Juan.In return I let him take over as Mgr. of my men's team "Hammertime".Finally in the Summer of that year at Cornerstone we beat the defending champs,"The Breakroom" for our 1st title. We kept upgrading and as players quit, got injured or moved on ,I was able to pickup position players from my past men's teams and girls from Betsy Taylor.In 2000 we jumped from South Suburban to Foothills at Clement Park. We were ready to test the best and thought that we had the team to beat. We did just that as we terrorized that league thru 2007. After that ,most of the starters had retired or played sparingly. We played on with new players and subs until the Summer of 2010, when True Pump disolved.True Pump went(203-60) on my watch. Without our Sponsor " Jo True "we would never have achieved the success that was attained. We Pumpers will always be greatful for your support Jo, Thank You! With Winners like Rob Robinson,Bert Salter,Merriann Standifer,Charles Fleishman,Kris Marsh,Jim Sharpe,Betsy Taylor,Juan Marsh,Sue Vogt,Ron Papi,Suzanne Clark,Turtle Vogt you could dominate.WE DID. 21 League Titles,6 Runnerups, 52-3 fom 03'-05'... I will always be greatful for being your Pitcher (276-100) and cherish all of my teammates who I have been priviliged to share a lifetime of memories. God Bless! Captain Ron