Time to Order Your Copy of Bill Plummer’s New Book “Best of the Best”

Nineteen softball legends are featured in a new book about women’s fast pitch.
Entitled “Best of the Best…Women’s Fast Pitch Softball,” the 250-page book features legends of women’s fast pitch softball from the 1970s to the present.

The book, which will be printed by Clear Vision Publishing, Inc. and be available in January, will sell for $16.95, (plus $6.95 for shipping and handling) and has in-depth interviews of what this group did to become “diference makers” in softball. The book has a 16-page color section and also includes more than 25 black and white photos.

The people featured are Shawn Andaya, Cat Osterman, Susan Enquist, Sharron Backus, Carol Spanks, Debbie Doom, Joan Joyce, Lisa Fernandez, Cindy Bristow, Stacey Nuveman, Jennie Finch, Monica Abbott, Natasha Watley, Judi Garman, Mike Candrea, Ralph Raymond, Margie Wright, Michele Smith and Dr. Dot Richardson.

Co-authors of the book are Bill Plummer and Dr. Steven Clarfield, Ph.D.This is the second time Clarfield and Plummer have worked together on softball book. In 2004, Clarfield, a practicing clinical psychologist in Manalapan, NJ, authored “Softball’s Lefty Legend..Ty Stofflet,” with Plummer contributing an 11-page article on Ty’s record-breaking performance in the 1976 Men’s World Fast Pitch Championship. Besides having a Ph.D., Clarfield pitched top-level men’s fast pitch for more than 30 years in New Jersey.

Plummer is the former Hall of Fame manager for the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and retired from the ASA in 2009 after a career of 30 ½ years. He is a member of the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and four other Halls of Fame. In 2009, he authored the book, “The Game America Plays, Celebrating 75 years of the Amateur Softball Association.”

People interested in purchasing the book should contact Bill Plummer at BPlummer1@cox.net or call him at (405) 208-1580.

This review originally appeared on the website of the South Dakota Amateur Softball Association on November 30, 2011.


Women’s Fast Pitch Softball -Best of the Best