Frank Plouf

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Plouf was an all-city shortstop with Ballard High School and all-conference at the College of Puget Sound before joining the Bremerton Cruisers. He played for them for a few years, then joined the Army where he managed and played for several championship service teams. After he was discharged, he returned to play for the Bremerton Bluejackets and Cruisers. Plouf also worked as a scout for the Chicago Cubs for a few years.


Ray Wagner

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Wagner started his softball career in Bremerton and won a state title with a shipyard team. He went to play for a team in Seattle and had much success. Wagner played in nine national tournaments and won a Lou Chapman award and a Ray Guynes Award. He is a member of the Seattle Hall of Fame and the Northwest Hall of Fame.

Al Campbell

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Campbell, a Navy man who was discharged from the USS Chicago, began his softball career in 1953 playing with several teams – the last of which he was a player-manager until he retired in 1973. He was a three time all-state selection and an eight time All-Star.

Gale Wade

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Wade, a standout athlete at Bremerton High School, signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 as an amateur free agent. The Cleveland Indians bought his contract in 1953, then sent him to the Chicago Cubs a year later, where he played 19 games for the Cubs in his only time in the majors. Wade played several years in the minors, including three for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League.

Al Niles

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Niles was a colorful presence in the local softball scene. He pitched and managed some of the best teams around. Niles was also the president of the Bremerton Softball Association, starting the Bremerton Invitational Tournament and got lights installed at Warren Field.