Earl Harkins

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Harkins was a big proponent of softball and worked through the East Bremerton Improvement Club to form the first ever softball league in Kitsap County and sponsored the team that won a state title in 1942.

Terry Mosher

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Mosher has been off and on with the Kitsap Sun since 1970. He mainly covered the Seattle Mariners for a long time and also worked as the official scorer for the team. He left a few years ago to start his own weekly, The Sports Paper, but returned to freelance for the Sun. Mosher was also the general manager of the Kitsap Outsiders from 1970-74 when they played in three national tournaments.

Bill Clifton

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Clifton was a Minnesota native that came to Kitsap by way of the Marines and stayed around once he was discharged, joining the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department. Clifton also played for numerous slowpitch teams, including Gene Lobe Rich Heat as they won five straight state titles. Clifton was selected as an all-state pitcher numerous times. He led a team he formed – the Recyclables – to two state crowns in the 70s.

Don Brott

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Brott was one of the state’s best fastpitch catchers for nearly two decades. He had one second place finish in a state tournament and played in the ISL Tournament in Long Beach, California in 1958 and 1959 with the Outlaws. Later he would move into coaching Pee Wee teams.

Harry (The Hat) Russell

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Russell was a baseball and football coach at Olympic College. In his 13 years as baseball coach he had a 129-91 record and led the Rangers to three top three finishes at the then NWAACC tournaments. Russell also formed the Kitsap Outsiders, a summer baserball team for post-high school players. Russell died in 1975. The Harry Russell Scholarship was created to honor the MVP of the all-star baseball high school doubleheader.