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.
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.
Todd was a legendary local official for baseball, football, basketball and even soccer for over 31 years. He mainly worked as an umpire for baseball and softball, even serving as the Washington State ASA Umpire-in-Chief. Todd also worked as the rules interpreter for the WIAA and the high school national rules committee. He worked as the assigning secretary for the Peninsula Officials Association for many years and served as president of the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable. Todd died of cancer in 2009. He is a member of the Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame and the Washington State Officials Hall of Fame. The Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame created the Dick Todd Award and is given out to a outstanding official.
Dick Todd Ruled the Game with a Calm, Sure Voice
Reischmann was a top defensive first baseman for many years. He won several district titles and finished fourth twice at state tournaments.
Lobe was a longtime sponsor of Rich Heat, the slowpitch team that dominated the state scene in the 1960s, winning six state titles. The last team he sponsored, the Recyclables, won two state titles in the 1970s. Lobe was also a Kitsap County Commissioner and the mayor of Bremerton from 1986-1990. During his time as commissioner, he got the money to build what is now a complex named after him near the Fairgrounds.
Lobe’s Heaters Were the Yankees of Slowpitch Softball
Fein, also known as "Punkie," was a South Kitsap grad and a longtime slowpitch player. Fein was a part of the Gene Lobe Rich Heat teams that won five state titles in a row. He was also a MVP, an all-regional selection, multiple all-state and all-tournament selection as well.
Miller was a local baseball standout. He was named the MVP of the East High School baseball team and earned all-conference honors with Olympic College before joining the New York Yankees in 1969. He spent a couple of years in the Yankees’ minor league system before ankle injuries ended his baseball career. Miller became a fine slowpitch player, winning three state titles.
Geiger was a three sport star at Bremerton High School and helped the Kerr Motors American Legion team win a state title in 1949. He and teammate Jack Brady earned the first two baseball scholarships ever handed out by the University of Washington, but he was only there for a short time. Geiger joined the amateur Cheney Studs and was a top pitcher for them, winning over 100 games and two AABC titles. He also played for the U.S. in the 1955 Pan American Games.
Sigo was a member of the Suquamish Tribe and a four sport star at Silverdale High School. He graduated in 1942, served in the Army and then returned to play for teams from his tribe and the Tulalip tribe and became revered by many for his play, while shunning several offers from pro teams, including the Brooklyn Dodgers. He died in 1971.
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.