Stabler, who has a few years of semi-pro baseball under his belt, played slowpitch for over 40 years, winning numerous state titles and took home two gold medals for two world senior slowpitch tournaments. He’s also a longtime coach of slowpitch, American Legion, Babe Ruth and the Olympic College baseball teams.
Berg was a longtime slowpitch player that was a big part of the Gene Lobe Rich Heat team that won five straight state titles. Berg was a three-time all-state selection and was an all-regional selection as well.
Johnson was a longtime coach, teacher and administrator at Bremerton High School. He coached the baseball team for numerous years and led the 1953 team to a 29-1 record and a state title. Johnson also worked as an assistant coach to Ken Wills for many years. He also worked as the assistant principal and athletic director before retiring in 1975. Johnson was also a longtime basketball official and even worked for a time in the old Pac-8 Conference. He also assigned officials for the Olympic Peninsula Officials Association. Johnson died in 2008 of heart complications at 94.
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Campbell was a four sport letterman at South Kitsap High School. He returned to coach baseball at South Kitsap after earning his teaching degree from Western Washington and a stint in the Navy where he became a Marine fighter pilot, but lost the use of his right arm. He sported a 120-34 record with the Wolves and won seven Olympic League titles in eight years before leaving in 1957 to coach and teach in the Seattle School District. After he retired, he operated the elevator at the Kingdome and the old Husky Stadium. Campbell died of a heart attack in 2005. He was 82.
Larson played fastpitch and slowpitch for over four decades before retiring. He had ten all-tournament selections and seven batting crowns to his name along with two third place finishes at nationals.
Paski was a legendary teacher, football and basketball coach for Bainbridge High School from 1947-1970. His best success was in basketball, as he had a 298-174 record, winning the school’s only boys’ basketball title in 1948. Paski also led his teams to appearances in seven state tournaments, including three finals, and won eight Olympic League titles. When the new gymnasium at BHS was finished in 2002, it was named after him. He died in 2005 after a short illness at 94 years old.
Johnson helped North Kitsap High School win a state baseball championship, then turned to slowpitch, where he played for over 30 years. He was a member of two Gene Lobe state championship teams, won two more with different teams and even sponsored a team that won a state title. Johnson earned six all-state selections and numerous all-tournament honors before leg problems forced him to retire.
Watson was a longtime fastpitch player that played from 1966 to 1986. He was on a team that won the 1983 Bremerton Invitational Tournament and was the MVP. Watson was also named to several all-tournament teams. As a baseball player, his team took second two years in a row at the European Armed Services tournament when he was in the Army.
Corocan played pro ball for a few years with several teams – first with the Bremerton Bluejackets and then with Roswell, New Mexico before he was hurt and released. He caught back on with the semi-pro Bremerton Bees and played three seasons with two different teams in the Pioneer League before retiring for good and becoming a fine slowpitch player and working as a firefighter for the Idaho Falls Fire Department.
Walls was a longtime umpire for the Peninsula Umpires Association from 1963-1993. He umpired numerous finals and tournaments for the ASA, high school baseball and softball, American Legion and Babe Ruth. He also served as the president for the PUA and was the assigning secretary for many years.