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Nov. 2, 2010
Men's 65
3146 posts
Softball Gentleman
I and five of my teammates stopped at a Denny's in Myrtle Beach after finishing the SPA Eastern Nationals this past Sunday. I noticed one our our players talking to a couple of men at another table, one much older than the other. They talked for about five minutes and when he returned to our table he told us that was the sponsor of the old Ritch's Superior team and one of his players. He didn't remember their names so I walked over and introduced myself. The sponsor was Coy Honeycutt and the player was Charles Wright. I had met Charles when he played with Hollis but he didn't remember me.
You could tell that Mr Honeycutt really enjoyed reliving the games from the late 80's. He seemed like a great guy, too bad we all have to grow old. I enjoyed talking with him and Charles about player and teams from that era. Charles owns a restaurant in Columbus, Ga and "doesn't have time for senior softball".
Nov. 3, 2010
Men's 50
72 posts

Charles was one of the best players in the country and played on some of the best teams ever, including Mr Honeycutt's Ritch's Superior team, Elite Coatings and Steeles. It is what I consider the Golden Age of softball.

Dave Alarcon
Aug. 22, 2016
2 posts
Hey how is everyone doing my name is Justin Honeycutt and Coy Honeycutt was my grandfather, and i was looking for some of his old players or anyone that knew him during that time. I have started a softball team of my own named the Diamond Cartel. if you knew Coy please get up with me, i would greatly appreciate it
Aug. 22, 2016
Men's 65
3146 posts
Justin, maybe Mike Macenko will respond. I'm sure he knew Coy.
Aug. 22, 2016
249 posts
I played against your dads teams and Charles Wright for years. Both class acts and great softball people. Glad to see you are in the game and I am happy to be back in it myself.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 22, 2016
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
263 posts
Justin,this is Mike Macenko. I played with your Grandpa's team Ritch's Superior and played against him for a number of years with our Steele's teams. What can I do for you. my email is Feel free to email me and we can talk about what ever you want to. I was there the night he was inducted into the USSSA Hall Of Fame. It was a great night when they did that. I could only imagine if your grandpa would have been there. There is no telling how many people and players would have came to see that, and be part of that. He was a very good man with a heart of gold. Get in touch with me and I can help you out with whatever. OK?

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
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