Helstrom started her softball career with the Poulsbo All-Stars in 1949, then switched to the Bremerton All-Stars in 1950. She went on to play for the Bremerton Greenjackets through the 60s. Helstorm played in four national tournaments and was a four time regional all-star and also earned a state all-star selection.
Gaw was an All-Conference first baseman at the University of Washington. He joined the Seattle Rainiers after graduation and hit .325 his only year as a pro. Turning down offers from AAA Los Angeles and San Francisco, he went to work in the business sector. He played for the Bremerton Cruisers for six years and played for an All-Navy team during World War II.
Drake started his fastpitch career in 1937, earning a state all-star selection and winning a state title in 1954. He also played in three regional tournaments and won his team’s Most Inspirational award in 1955.
Ennis lived in Kitsap for several years as a child before moving to Seattle, where he played three sports at Broadway High School and was an eight time letterman at the College of Puget Sound. After graduation, he played for the Bremerton Cruisers for two seasons and also played for several other semipro teams as well.
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.
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.
Shaw was a catcher for several of the best fastpitch teams in the area. He also played semi-pro baseball for the Bremerton Cruisers, Bees and the Eagles.
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.
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.
Christopherson and Clauson were co-owners of Ace Paving, a longtime sponsor of local softball teams and other sports. Their teams were consistently qualifying for tournaments and won the first ever Bremerton Invitational along with the city league title and district title many times over, and they took second at state in 1957.