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11 Inducted Into National Hall of Fame
Dec. 1, 2013 – Ross McCulliganBy Ross McCulligan
Softball News Report
Las Vegas, NV – Senior Softball-USA hosted the induction of 11 new National Hall of Fame members this past September during the World Masters Championships.
The new inductees were recognized during each session’s opening ceremonies at the ever-popular Big League Dreams Complex. Many of the player’s family and friends were on hand to witness the on-field inductions.
Four inductions took place the first day of the tournament: Bill Cameron, who plays on Superior Senior Softball (60 Major-Plus), has previously played on Spicer 33 ½, Northern Virginia Force, IMS Dogs, and Turn Two/Chavis Softball.
Vernon Fowler, of Team Combat/Joe Brown’s All Stars (60 Major-Plus). Fowler has played for MTC since 2008 and began playing with Team Combat in 2013.
Audie Hollis, of Hollis Appraisels (60 Major-Plus), spent his entire senior softball career as a player/manager of Hollis Appraisels while leading them to many national and world tournament victories.
Rick Perez, formerly of Kelly’s Sports, has also played for the Las Vegas Legends, Las Vegas Stars and Miken Mavericks.
Seven inductions took place on Sept. 30:
Dave Barnes, of Full Circle (65 Major-Plus), is known as both an excellent player (for which he was inducted) and umpire. Since 2009,. Barnes has played with Nor-Cal Bluejays, Rehab Assignment, Omen, Ryan’s Way, and Stark Street Pizza.
David Briones, of Omen (65 Major-Plus), has also played for Old A’s/Miken, MTC, and Tri-C-Machine.
Norman Ellis plays for Joseph Chevrolet (75 Major) and has played for teams such as Suncoast Orthopedic Surgery, Agility Physical Therapy, Southern Pride, and Agility/Joseph Chevrolet.
Gil Frelly, who also plays Omen (65 Major-Plus), has also played with MTC and Omen during his softball career.
Jim Phillips, of the San Francisco Seals (75 Major), has played for teams from California his entire career, including the Seals, Nor-Cal Bluejays, California Classics, and Streamline Circuits.
Bill Rice plays for Hamel Builders/Superior Softball (65 Major-Plus) and has played for Turn Two/Haynes/Harris/Elite, Spicers 33 ½, Turn Two/Rock Solid/Elite, Northern Virginia Force, Turn Two/Vemma, Turn Two/Spicer Properties, and Turn Two/Chavis Softball.
Richard ‘Red’ Simmons is a longtime player and manager of Top Gun (75 Major). Simmons also had a brief stint with Fairway Ford in 2012.