The Clearwater Bombers, 10-Time ASA National Fast Pitch Champions, has the most members in the players’ category of the ASA National Hall of Fame. The amateur Softball Association established the Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City to recognize and perpetuate the names of the greatest players the game has known. To date, eighteen Clearwater Bombers have been elected to the Hall of Fame. This is more than any others in the country.

In 1987, a Bomber Hall of Fame was started at Bomber Stadium. A row of signs is being erected along the sidewalk to honor and recognize these eighteen players. Each sign is sponsored by local business or individual with the revenues being used to support the bombers.

Listed below are the players with a short “resume” of their accomplishments:

  • JOHN HUNTER – 1963
    45 Consecutive Strikeouts 20-2journey 275-19 Career-19 Strikeout – 7 Inning Journey.
  • BOBBY FORBES – 1966
    Youngest Bomber at age 14, Led Tournament with .471 Average, Three-Time All- American
  • NOLAN WHITLOCK 1967
    Mr. Shortstop, Four Consecutive All-American, Played on 1954-56-57 Championship Teams
  • BOB SPRENTALL – 1968
    Great Outfitter, Four-Time All-American, Batted .304 .316 and .417 Tourneys
  • JOHN BUSTER ZEIGLER – 1971
    Twice All-American, Ten National Tournaments, Flawless Outfielder, Consistent Hitter
  • WELDON HANEY – 1971
    Three Time MVP – Perfect Tourney Game, 24-4 Tourney Record 286-65 Career Record
  • JERRY CURTIS – 1972
    MVP Seven Championship Bomber Teams Four-Time All-American Manager
  • RICKEY TOMLINSON – 1973
    Led Bomber Hitters Seven-Time .11 Hit Tourney, Four-Time All-American, .346 Career Average
  • BOBBY SPELL – 1976
    Game One Earned Run In 159 National Tourney Innings, Four-Time All-American
  • DOUG MASON – 1978
    Defense Star 18 National Tournaments 1271 Hits, Manager Record 266 AB Tourney
  • TOM MOORE – 1978
    Special Induction For Effort on Behalf of Recreation and Fast Pitch Softball
  • RON WEATHERSBY – 1980
  • Bomber Homer King, 148 Career Homers, 31 Homers In One Season, Four-Time All- American
  • BILL MASSEY – 1979
    Three-Time All-American 16-8 Tourney Record, Tourney Striking Out Twice Batted 300 Tourney
  • HERB DUDLEY
    55 Strikeout Game – Three-Time MVP, 100 No-Hitters, 13,000 Career Strikeouts
  • BOBBY KUYKENDALL
    Greta Catcher – Strong Arm, Seven-Time All-American-Four Bomber Championship Teams
  • JOE LYNCH
    MVP Nationals Outstanding Pitcher and Hitter Record 376-94, 114 No-Hitters Perfect Games
  • EDDIE KING 
  • RAY TRULUCK
  • DAVID GRIMES
  • BOBBY QUINN

 

JOHN HUNTER  1863                                                                      1966 

Nolan Whitlock                                           

 NOLAN WHITLOCK  1967                               BOBBY SPRENTALL  1968                             

 

1971                                                                                1971

1972                                                                                     1973

Doug Mason - 1960's

1976                                                             1978                                                             1978

  RON  WEATHERSBY    1980

Ray Truluck - Outfield

JOE LYNCH                                                                                                                  RAY TRULUCK

ASA National Hall of Fame January 8, 2019