York taught and coached at Olympic College and also worked as an official for volleyball and basketball and umpired girls’ fastpitch games and was a member of the Olympic Peninsula Umpires Association. She was also the district and state commissioner for the Washington State Junior Olympics.
Wing was a top hitter for the East Bremerton Improvement Club when they were the top dog in Kitsap County Fastpitch. He won several district and state titles as he was named to the all-tournament team in 1942 when they won their first state title. Wing hit a walkoff three-run home run to clinch the championship.
Ahern was a longtime baseball standout. He was a top flight pitcher at Vaughn High School, then pitched for the Bremerton Bluejackets after he served with the Army and Navy. Ahern played with a shipyard team, owned a bowling alley in Gig Harbor and did a lot of work with local youths before he died in 1961.
Beery was a longtime writer for the Kitsap Sun and several other papers. He was also involved in numerous organizations, including the Kitsap County Athletic Roundtable, the state and national commissioner of the Casey Stengel semipro league, the commissioner of the NorPac Baseball League, the secretary of the Seattle Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America and was the first official scorer of the Seattle Mariners when the team came to town in 1977.
Beery’s worn a lot of hats in his career
Adkins, a graduate of then Port Orchard High School, was a longtime fastpitch player and won a state title in 1944. He also won a district title in 1948 and a city league title in 1951. Adkins also won a couple of state titles in golf.
Forbes, the son of fellow Hall of Famer Don (Curley) Forbes, was a standout fastpitch outfielder for many years. A graduate of East High, Forbes was a four time MVP and a second team all-world selection. He was invited to the World All-Star Series in 1965.
Leonard was a power hitter and played for several town teams and in the Timber League. He played for the Bremerton Cruisers for two years and ended his career with the Bremerton Eagles fastpitch team.