“Best of the Best…Women’s Fast Pitch Softball

December 16, 2011

Oklahoa City, OK

Cat Osterman,
 Shawn Andaya
among legends
featured in new book
Former Texas standouts, Shawn Andaya and Cat Osterman, are among 19 softball
legends 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 is printed by Clear Vision Publishing, Inc., is available now and will sell for $16.95. It has in-depth interviews of what this group did to become “diference makers” in softball, and includes a 16-page color section and 39 black and white photos.
Besides Andaya and Osterman, also featured in the book are 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 25 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.”
The book can be purchased at www.Plummersoftball.,com

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The book sells for $16.95 and profiles 19 women’s fast pitch legends including

Dot Richardson, Ralph Raymond, Debbie Doom, Sue Enquist,

Joan Joyce, Margie Wright, Cat Osterman, Monica Abbott and  Lisa Fernandez, to name a few. I co-authored the book with Dr. Steve Clarfied, who I helped with the Stofflet book in 2004. I have copies of the Stofflet book available if anyone would like to purchase a copy ($15.00)



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