Bill Plummer III

Bill Plummer IIIA 1973 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana., Bill Plummer III has been involved in softball for more than five decades. During his career, he served as a sports writer and a baseball scout, and for 30 ½ years was employed at the ASA National Office in Oklahoma City as the communications coordinator, manager of the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and historian. In addition, Plummer also served as the editor of the ASA official newsletter, The Inside Pitch, and as the Trade Show Manager. He has written widely about the sport and has contributed to 13 books. In 2009, he authored “The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years of the Amateur Softball Association”, and was a major contributor to the book, “Softball’s Lefty Legend: Ty Stofflet,” by Dr. Steve Clarfield. He and Clarfield are co-authors of a new book on fast pitch softball,” Best of the Best-Women’s Fast Pitch Softball,” which came out in January of 2012. He has been elected to five Halls of Fame, including the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame plus state Halls of Fame in Oklahoma, Indiana, Tidewater and New York State. In 1996, he served as the Information Manager for ACOG for the debut of softball in the Olympics. Although he retired from the ASA in 2009, Plummer is still very involved in the sport, currently writing a column for the Lowe’s CLASS softball winner each year and serving on its Selection Committee. He also produces newsletters for the ASA’s in Texas and Tennessee and on occasion writes about different events at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, including being a stringer for the AP covering the NCAA Women’s College World Series. He also works for Anaconda Trump, Lake Katrine, N.Y. as a sales person.

Arioto uses lessons learned from redshirt year to pay dividends as a senior

June 11, 2012

What a difference a year makes, especially for University of California senior Valerie Arioto, the winner of the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Last year, Arioto was at the WCWS, but she couldn… Continue Reading…

Chelsea Kelley overcomes injury to complete four-year career and win softball award

June 06, 2011

When the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner was announced, no one was more surprised than the winner – Radford University pitcher Chelsea Kelley. “At first I was kind of in shock,” Kelley… Continue Reading…

Morgan shines on and off softball diamond

June 14, 2010

This year hasn’t been any different for Charlotte Morgan than any of her previous three years of playing softball for the University of Alabama. She unfortunately, however, has had to play through p… Continue Reading…

The “4 C’s” in College and Beyond

March 06, 2009

With the softball season underway, this year will be the last time many players suit up with their school colors.  The seniors want to make their senior year the best it can be with the probability of… Continue Reading…
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