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National Senior Softball Hall of Fame (NSSHOF) Class of 2021
Sept. 1, 2021
Senior Softball-USA highlighted the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame Class of 2021 in the recent Summer/Fall Edition of SSUSA News. However, three names were inadvertently omitted.
The missing names were Glen May (Sponsor), Larry Nelson (Player), and Ronald Daniel (Umpire).
Glen May, of St. Peters, MO, has played on and/or sponsored Senior Softball teams for almost 20 years. He has sponsored one or two 50 Caliber teams each year since 2009. The teams he sponsors have played in over 100 Senior Softball sanctioned tournaments.
Dave Dowell, SSUSA National Director/Scheduling, says of May:
“Glen’s 50 Caliber teams can always be relied upon to bring nothing but the best to any tournament. They are extremely well prepared, graciously accept umpire and director decisions that may not always go their way and they make it difficult, with just a casual observation, to know whether they won or lost their most recent game. He is deserving of this honor and will make a great ambassador for Senior Softball and the NSSHOF”.
Larry Nelson, of Roseville, MN, racked up 12 NSSHOF points over his 17-year playing career across all of the major senior softball organizations as a member of MN Masters in the 50s, 55s, 60s, and 65s age divisions.
For his efforts, Nelson was also inducted into the Minnesota Senior Sports Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
Don Bowman says of Nelson:
“He has the unique ability to play at a very high level in any of the four outfield positions, as well as being a stellar performer at third, shortstop, and second base. He has all the tools: great glove, power, ability to hit for singles if needed, speed, and a team leader”.
Dave Reed says of Nelson:
“He is a five tool player with home run power and a high average. He is a great ambassador for softball. After a game, winning or losing, he is very respectful of everyone’s feelings and is fun to be around”.
Dick Anderson says of Nelson:
“Larry always played a huge part on offense, hitting .700 to .800. On defense Larry could play any position and excel. He is a ‘class act’ as a person, gets along well with teammates and opponents alike. He would be a most worthy member of the Hall of Fame”.
Ronald Daniel has been involved in Senior Softball for 14 years, umpiring 28 major tournaments.
Daniel served as USSSA NC State UIC from 1993 – 1998, USSSA NC State Director from 1998-2008, and Senior Umpire from 2009 to present.
Don Clatterbough says of Daniel:
“Ron is a gentleman on and off the field. He enjoys his job umpiring and working with softball teams and their various personalities. He maintains control with diplomacy and knowledge of the game.”
About the NSSHOF
The National Senior Softball Hall of Fame (NSSHOF) was founded in 1995 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is now Headquartered in Mustang, Oklahoma. Its purpose is to recognize players, managers, umpires, directors, and sponsors, who have achieved the highest honors in Senior Softball.
For more information on the NSSHOF, including nomination requirements and forms, please visit http:// www.sshof.org.
Congratulations again to the entire 23-person NSSHOF Class of 2021!
James J. Nugent
James “Duffie” Stone
Darrell Pinkerton (Deceased 2021)
Scott A. Logan
Jose L. Moreno
Kevin P. Naylor
John (Jack) Spicer