Welcome to the Home Page
of Walter Wolff
-- a real softball legend --

 


(designed by Bridget C. Wolff)

 

 

 

 

    
     "Greatness assumes many shapes and forms, like subtle colors blending into a deep blue hue, but in any form, greatness separates the legends from the mere mortals in the arena of sport.
     Proficiency and skill can be honed by practice and dedication, however, the really outstanding athletes, the Hall of Famers, come to the arena with greatness already programmed into their personalities.
     The purpose of the Softball Hall of Fame is to honor and give recognition to those men and women who have played so brilliantly and competed so well during their careers and, while doing so, have also contributed to the development and growth of the sport.
     The history of sports has been marked by the occasional appearance of an athlete who seems to have been touched by a magical hand, whose extraordinary skills are embellished by an intangible spark of greatness -- an athlete who seems destined to leave an indelible mark on his or her chosen avocation.
     Such are the men and women enshrined in the Softball Hall of Fame."


Softball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Houston, Texas
October 10, 1986

 

 

 

 

Walter Wolff's Softball Photo Gallery
(click on thumbnails to open up larger images)

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New Zealand Team
 Picture
1974

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'69 Bell Bonding
Pitchers

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Western U.S.A. 
All Stars

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Clearwater, Florida Bound

       
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'61 Jackson Sporting
Goods Pitchers

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Conoco Juniors

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Travelers No-Hitter

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'58 Chronicle Tournament

       
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'59 Chronicle Tournament

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Cheering Squad

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1968 Chronicle Tournament

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Welcome Inn 
Hurler

       
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Outstanding Pitcher 
Award

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Drop Ball Grip

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Rise Ball Grip

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'67 Chronicle Tournament

       
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Pitching Clinic

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C.Y.O. Basketball Team

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Mexico

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With an Admiring Fan

       
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Walter & Nora in 
San Antonio
1980

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'65 Lake Charles,
Louisiana Tournament

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Team Picture

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1975 Bombers

     
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Pitching in Mexico
1971

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Houston Astrodome Against King & His Court

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Spencer's Sporting Goods, Colorado
1971

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Phoenix, Arizona 
1971

       
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'71 Bell Bonding
Tournament Champions

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'87 Old Timer's Tournament 
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Bell Bonding Houston
1971

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17-year-old Winning Pitcher

       
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'71 ISC Tulsa, Oklahoma
World Tournament

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O.S.T. Fruit Store

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Young Batter

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1950 C.Y.O.
All-State Team

       
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Cheering on good friend Jimmy Atkins at Memorial Park Diamond No. 1

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Jackson Sporting Goods
Texas Regional Champs

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'88 Chronicle
Tournament

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Metallic Pitching Staff

       
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Southwestern Saw

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'66 Chronicle Tournament Champions

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'70 ISC El Paso, Texas Tournament

 
     

 


The Story

Also, you can read Walter's obituary here.

 

     

 

 

 

 

An Open Invitation:

To any of Walter's former teammates, managers, opponents, umpires,
softball friends, etc. who would like to offer their anecdotes, humor, statistics, snapshots, or any additional info to help make this amazing career story more complete, please feel free to pass it along to the webmaster at:
garywolf@gol.com

 

 

 

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