February2015

New Group Will Recognize Clearwater Bombers at Event

February 13, 2015

Clearwater, FL


 

An event planned to honor Clearwater’s most famous sports team is slated for, Thursday, February 19. The Clearwater Bombers, 10-time national men’s fastpitch softball champions, will be discussed and remembered from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Sunset Grill, 2328 Sunset Point Rd. The public is invited.

A recently-formed group, Clearwater Bombers World Class Fast Pitch Legacy Committee, is sponsoring the Bomber Blast event. The group is made up of former players and fans.

The social gathering at Sunset Grill is to acquaint the public with the new organization and its plans. The committee is working with the Clearwater Historical Society and hopes to produce a film, establish a museum, and sponsor other projects.

The Bombers were active from 1940-2000, and the team piled up some amazing records. The Bombers won 10 national titles and finished second eight other times. They won over 4,000 games, placed 24 members in the National Softball Hall of Fame, and appeared in 45 national tournaments. All of these were more than any other team. The team traveled throughout the United States and Canada, and also visited Cuba and Puerto Rico. They brought teams from dozens of other cities to Clearwater for games and helped bring the men’s national tournament to Clearwater 10 times from 1955-1997. The club also helped bring the women’s national to town twice. An-over 45 team, made up of former players, hosted and won its tournament in 1996.

Food and drinks will be “on your own” at the gathering. For more information, contact Wayne Dees at (727) 678-1490, Jack Gibson at (727) 799-1524 or Jim Videtich at (727) 442-6981. The agenda will consist of museum updates, brick fundraiser, Courtney Campbell sign, Centennial plans, new website content, trophy refurbishing project, and more.


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