Minnesota USSSA Hall of Fame
22nd Annual Minnesota USSSA Hall of Fame Golf Tournament
June 20, 2013
Sundance Golf Course, Maple Grove
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Hall of Fame
Minnesota USSSA honors certain individuals who have contributed to
the Minnesota United States Slo-Pitch Softball program by electing
them to the State’s Hall of Fame. This is considered the highest
honor Minnesota’s USSSA can bestow on any individual. A person
can only be elected into the Hall of Fame once.
Hall of Fame Committee
MRPA’s Recreational Sports Commission will appoint a seven
member committee to review nominations and vote on induction into the
Hall of Fame. A two-thirds majority vote from this committee is necessary
for Hall of Fame induction.
A candidate for the Hall of Fame must be recommended to the USSSA
Deadline: Recommendations must be submitted in
writing not later than September 15 of each year, using the official
Minnesota USSSA Hall of Fame Application for Nomination Form. Contact
the MRPA office for applications or print the form off from the link above.
Application information must include detailed background information,
statistics, and a recent photograph of the candidate for proper consideration
to be given. All recommendations are only valid for one year. Unsuccessful
candidates may be resubmitted the following year.
A person must be recommended in one of the following categories
to be considered for nomination.
- Adult Male Player
- Adult Female Player
- Team Manager , Coach/Sponsor
- Senior Softball Participant (a male/female player with outstanding contributions to the USSSA Senior (50-55-60-65-70+ over) program).
- Special Category – manufacturer, sports writer,
announcer or any other individual who has outstandingly,
beyond any doubt, contributed to the Minnesota USSSA
program, but does not qualify to be nominated in any
of the other categories.
- Hall of Fame nominees do not have to be retired to be
nominated or elected.
- However, all nominees must be 40 years of age
- Age requirement does not apply to deceased nominees.
A nominee must have completed a minimum of ten (10)
years of Minnesota USSSA service. The years of service
requirement does not apply to any nominee who is
On November 15 of each year, that year’s Hall of Fame inductees
are announced. Inductees are honored at a banquet in January of the
following year and receive their Minnesota USSSA Hall of Fame Ring
1994 - 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
Tony Barilla, Jr.
Barb Drake Lindgren
Corine “Corky” Kottke
Spectrum Screen Printing & Embroidery
Pete Strand II
Jackie Werner Jr.
Darrell “Bozo” Wincek
Nomination to the Minnesota Hall of Fame Form - Click Here