Class of 2018

Left to right: Dennis Logie, Bill Picht, Joe Lewis, Don Angle, Ray Miranda

Dennis began playing softball in 1953, mostly in Rec and Church Leagues. He started playing tournaments in 2000, first for the Cardinals and then for the Royals as a pitcher and outfielder. He has played for the State Roofing Royals 60s, 65s, 70s, and 75s, and currently plays for the Redwood City Gold Rush. Dennis has served on the Redwood City Softball Club Board of Directors since 2009, and is now in his 6th term as President. This 300 plus member Club sponsors several of our NCSSA teams such as Redwood City Turn Two, Redwood City Blues, Redwood City Gold Rush, and the Redwood City Chiefs. He also serves as Club liaison with the City of Redwood City. Dennis also writes and publishes the annual Club newsletter, and has helped expand Senior Softball play to nearby cities of Cupertino and San Bruno. He has initiated and managed the Redwood City Senors Senior Softball Olympics since 2010, and started the Redwood City Senors periodic batting clinic with retired pro, Terry Whitfield. A retired ordained minister, Dennis serves as the Club Chaplain, and has officiated at weddings and memorial services of many ball players. Dennis has been a regular contributor to the NCSSA Board, making suggestions to improve NCSSA functions.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill has been a member of Senior Softball since he turned 50 and has been a player, manager, and a tournament director in Redwood City. Bill has served on the Redwood City Senors Board of Directors as a Board Member, Vice President and President. Bill also has served on the NCSSA Board of Directors and is currently the Secretary and Website Liaison for the Board.

 

 

 

 

Joe Lewis began playing Senior Softball in the NCSSA softball league in the late 1990’s with the Redwood City Reds. After playing with the Redwood City Reds, Joe formed and coached the Bay Area Blasters, Sports Page, Seven Seas and presently the Viejitos Senior Softball teams. Other teams that Joe has played with in the NCSSA include the Gould Pumps, Black Hawks, and the Nor Cal Stixx. Joe became a member of the NCSSA Board of Directors in 2015, representing region four and is still currently serving as a Board member. Over the years, Joe’s teams have won numerous tournaments including several Regional and World Championships. Overall, Joe is known for his great sense of honor, knowledge of the game and humble personality. He’s come a long way from his beginnings in rural Mississippi, as the youngest boy of six children. Joe has an undeniable love of the game and has been like a mentor to most who know him. He is definitely well deserving of his appointment to the Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

Don has been playing senior softball for 22 years, starting in 1997 for the Stanislaus Senior Softball Association. He started the Modesto Vintage/Quicksilver 50 teams in 1998 until 2005, then MTC for 3 years as manager/player. Then in 2011 he started playing with the Animals and is currently their player/manager and despite 4 artificial joints, he still manages to waddle around like a penguin to play ball. He currently serves on the NCSSA Board of Directors and has been the President of the Stanislaus Senior Association for the past 8 years and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2016. Don says his greatest Senior Softball accomplishment was a fundraiser bringing the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to Modesto to play the local seniors at John Thurman Field, they sent the Wounded Warriors home with donations and services amounting to over $70,000.

 

 

 

 

Ray Miranda began playing Senior Softball at the age of 49. He has played with such teams as Dan Smith Plastering, Primetime, Nor Cal Merchants, Old A’s, Omen, and Nor Cal Stixx. In 2006 Ray was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame. Ray also works as a Nor Cal umpire, and was recently appointed Chief Umpire at the Twin Creeks Complex. Ray also runs his own Toys for Kids for the past fourteen years, and is a member of the Make a Wish for Kids foundation. Ray serves as the chaplain for the Vintage Softball Leagues.