A Look Back: Hall Of Fame Classic

Over the years since the USSSA created the Conference, most teams would say that the Hall of Fame classic is what kicks off the start to the very exciting season of Mens Major Slowpitch Softball. When Don DeDonatis succeeded in creating a competitive upper level “Conference” in 2006 he not only realized his own goal and dream, by doing so he helped realize the many dreams of hundreds of softball players, which is to be able to play slowpitch softball professionally and competitively. It also puts life into the idea of the thousands of softball players out there, that there is something to strive for and a reason for you and your team to get better.

As of right now, the 40 teams that are vying for the Conference crown are also competing for points and a spot in the Mens Major World Series. As we look forward to this year, we can take a look back at the past Hall of Fame Classic winners and MVP’s:


1st Place:  Bell Corp/Taylor/Belcher

Tournament MVP: CO MVP’s : Vince Bisbee & Scott Kirby


1st Place: Resmondo Softball

Tournament MVP: Jeff Wallace


1st Place: Resmondo Softball

Tournament MVP: Andy Purcell

IN 2009 USSSA transformed the Hall of Fame Classic into a Dual Event


1st Place:  Event 1: Dan Smith-Menosse-Benfield

1st Place:  Event 2: Dan Smith-Menosse-Benfield

Tournament MVP:  Event 1: Scott Brown     Event 2: Brett Helmer


1st Place:  Event 1: Dan Smith/Menosse

1st Place:  Event 2: Resmondo Sport/Specialty/Phonemaster

Tournament MVP:   Event 1: Scott Brown     Event 2: Brett Helmer


1st Place:  Event 1: GTL Cartel/DeMarini       Event 2: Resmondo-Specialty Tank/ Worth

Tournament MVP:  Event 1: Richard Buck       Event 2: Bryson Baker

About USSSA:

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!


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