Duke Okeson

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Okeson was a big bopper for the Bremerton Crusaders in 1941 and also played for a travelling team.

Viggo Jensen

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Jensen played in the first ever softball league in the county, which formed in Manette in the 30s. Despite a partially disabled hand he was successful before transitioning to spectator, where he would travel whereever a Bremerton team was in a tournament.

Hal Lee

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Lee is highly regarded as the best athlete to ever come out of Bremerton before World War II. He was a standout football, basketball and baseball at Union High School in the 1920s. Lee went on to play for the University of Washington for three years in baseball and basketball, where he earned All-American status on the hardcourt, leading them to back-to-back Pacific Coast Championship league titles. He then played for several semipro basketball and baseball teams before leaving to fight in World War II. After the war, he became a PCC basketball official that worked up and down the West Coast, including the 1949 Final Four held on the UW campus. A member of the UW Hall of Fame and the Washington state Hall of Fame, Lee died in 1977 at 61 years old. He was named to the Husky baseball All-Centennial team in 2001.

Alf Jensen

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Jensen started his softball career with the Hillbillies in 1936. He won a state title in 1942 and helped the Outlaws take third at the ISC World Tournament in Long Beach, California. Jensen was an all state pitcher in 1953 and hit a home run off legendary softball hurler Eddie Feigner during an exhibition game.