Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall Of Fame

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The USA National Team VS The Maryland All-Stars Event to Return This Year!  Check For Updates.

Hall of Fame May Sponsor Women's Open Tournament Again This Year!

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Honoring those who have played a major role in the growth, development, and promotion of fastpitch softball in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

The commission seeks to bring to the attention of the public the value of the game of fastpitch softball.

We proudly support all local, regional, national and international fastpitch organizations.

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Hall of Fame Inductees for 2014
Tom Ball 
Eddie Baxter 
Kristy  Burch Bergmann
Diane Gardner
Wilbert Goff 
Fletcher Kinne
Thomas "T.P." Perry
Ben Thompson 

Hall Of Famers In The News
Congratulations to Hall of Famer
Tom Holland (2002)
Senior Softball USA National Champions
Rips 65 Senior AA Slow Pitch Team

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 USA VS Maryland All-Stars
The USA National Women's Team VS The Maryland All-Stars event at Regency Furniture (Blue Crabs) Stadium on Tuesday, July 29th was a huge success nearly filling the 4400 seat stadium.  The Hall of Fame Commission helped to sponsor the event and many Hall of Famers were present.  Four Hall of Famers participated in the games,  Pitcher Megan Elliott (HoF 2013), Coach Terry Burdette (HoF 2013), Umpire Philip "Reece" Morgan (HoF 2011), and Coach Tommy Orndorff (HoF 2009), who threw out the first ball.  The USA fielded a strong team and won both ends of the doubleheader allowing only one hit and one walk in the second game after firing a no-hitter at the All-Stars in the opener. 
DCASA Commissioner Jack Mowatt showcased the best softball players in the USA and Maryland for area fans, by sponsoring this big time softball event.
The USA and All-Star players, were very accommodating and stayed past midnight signing autographs for excited and adoring fans.
The Maryland games were the last stop for the USA before departing to Italy to play in the Italian Softball Championships. 
Plans are already being made to host the event next year and an even bigger turn out is expected. 

Upcoming events and other info

Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Tom Ball 
Eddie Baxter 
Kristy  Burch Bergmann
Diane Gardner
Wilbert Goff 
Fletcher Kinne
Thomas "T.P." Perry
        Mrs. Ben Thompson

Class of 2013

Albert Behrendt
Terry Burdette
Chris "Taco" Williams
Megan L. Elliott 
Burnett "Plook" Childs
Jack Hutcherson

Hall of Fame Chairman Alonzo Johnson

Help Needed !
Pictures (8X10) needed for Hall of Fame Members, Jack George 1976, Jack Blank 1968, Earl McKeown 1992, Wally Walker 1977, Larry Potts 1998, Joe Bertolini 2009, George Boswell 2009, Charles "Brother" Elman 2009, Joe Crisafulli 2010, Ritchie Grim 2010,Reds Kuker 2010, Johnnie Mandes 2010, Pete Mastrodonato 2010, Don Mathies 2010, Larry Mills 2010, Ernie Sullivan 2010, Albert Behrendt 2013, Charlie Brotman 2013, Plook Chiles 2013, Chris Williams 2013.
If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Hall of Famers - Your ideas are needed!
As the commission looks beyond the 2014 banquet it is searching for ways to continue its operations and to remain relevant to HoF inductees.  Many ideas are being considered but we want to hear from you as we plan our future.

Please contact a commissioner or use our web site to submit your ideas as to how we can best serve fast pitch softball and you in 2015 and beyond.

Look to our web site for more information on the 2014 banquet and the commission’s future plans.

Alonzo (Al) Johnson
Chairman, GWFSHFC

Hall of Famer Melvin Banks with friends and guests



Halk of Fame Members Only Jacket








Hall of Fame Jackets, Lapel Pins, and other Memorabilia are available for purchase

Contact Commissioner - Jack Collins

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Hall of Famer Kristy Burch Bergmann and guest.






Visit the Picture Gallery (click the link in the menu).

We continue to upload photos of Hall of Fame events and submitted photos of interest. Over time the gallery will be a reservoir of memories for all to view and share with friends.  If members have photos to be considered for posting, please contact us so that they can be considered.

Hall of Famer Eddie Baxter


         2014 HALL OF FAME BANQUET

“Welcome Aboard New Hall of Famers”


The Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame held its 51st Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  The banquet was held for the eighth consecutive year at the Holiday Inn College Park.


More than one hundred 150 supporters of fast pitch softball, including 14 previously inducted members of the Hall of Fame, and family and friends of the 2014 inductees attended to honor and celebrate the induction of eight new members.   The inductees were:


  • Tom Ball

  • Eddie Baxter

  • Kristy Burch Bergmann

  • Diane Gardner

  • Wilbert Goff

  • Fletcher Kinne

  • Tom ‘TW’ Perry

  • Ben Thompson


    The 2014 inductees raised to three hundred twenty three (323) the number of players, managers, umpires and sponsors of fast pitch softball who have been honored by induction into the Greater Washington Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame.


    The Hall of Fame Commission thanks all that attended and who helped make the 51st annual banquet a success.  Their presence was important to each inductee and their support is crucial to the work of the Hall of Fame Commission. 


    Plans are already underway to for 2015 and for the 52nd annual banquet.  Look for information on our web site.