Career

Awards and Honors Bill Plummer received during his career:

  • Ernie Pyle Scholarship, 1970, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Outstanding Sports Reporter, USAF, 1968.
  • Certificate of Merit from Civil Air Patrol, 1966
  • Certificates for Outstanding Softball Coverage, Softball Writers and Broadcasters Association, 1970, 1971 and 1975.
  • Named Outstanding Softball Writer, Atlantic Coast, 1971.
  • First place, Outstanding Publication, 2005,“SOFTBALL’S HALL OF FAMERS.” Oklahoma Museums Association annual contest.
  • 2002 First place in Outstanding Marketing Program in a city over 50,000 population with National Softball Hall of Fame Tournament Partners program submitted.
  • SODA President’s Award, 1995, and 2008, for contributions to the sport of softball.
  • Honorable mention, SCHOLASTIC WRESTLING NEWS Sports Writer of the Year, 1973.
  • Softball Writer of the Year, “SOFTBALL INSIGHT” magazine, 1983
  • Third place in 2001 Communications Awards sponsored by the  International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame for “SOFTBALL’S HALL OF FAMERS.”
  • Tied for fifth, Best Feature, and honorable mention Best Continuous Coverage of Softball, Softball Writers and Broadcasters Association, 1972.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Southern California Wrestling Association, 1974, for contributions to amateur wrestling in Riverside County, Riverside, CA.
  • Certificates of Appreciation for 1988, 1989 and 1990  NCAA Women’s College Softball World Series.
  • 13 Certificates of Appreciation as press officer at U.S. Olympic Festivals.
  • Certificates of Appreciation for 1987 and 1995 Pan American Games. Served as press officer for USA Men’s and Women’s National Teams.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Atlanta Organizing Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games. Served as Softball Information Manager for 1996 Olympic Softball competition.
  • Named to Who’s Who in Southwest, 1986-1987, 1993-1994, 1997-1998
  • Listed in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals,  2003-04 
  • Listed in 1985 edition of Magazine People.
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World, 1995-1997.
  • Listed in Heritage Foundation Who’s Who, 2006-2007
  • Listed in Empire Who’s Who Registry,  2005-2006
  • Listed in Metropolitan Executive and Professional Registry
  • Listed in Lexington Who’s Who Registry,  2000-2001 
  • Listed in Lancaster Who’s Who for 2006-2007 of executives and professionals
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Media and Communications, 1997-1999
  • Named Outstanding Umpire in Metro OKC, 1996
  • Elected to Indiana ASA Hall of Fame, 1998
  • Elected to Oklahoma ASA Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Elected to ASA National Softball Hall of Fame, 1999 (Meritorious Service category)
  • Elected to New York State ASA Hall of Fame, March, 2003
  • Elected to Tidewater ASA Hall of Fame, 2009