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Playing and Coaching Resume

Jim BrackinJim Brackin

The only Fastpitch Player, from Virginia, ever inducted into the ASA National Sofball Hall of Fame

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame

Wash. DC Fastpitch Hall of Fame

Coaching 18U and 16U Girls Travel Teams

Before Fastpitch Softball

  • Satellite Beach (FL) High School Baseball (1964-1966)
  • Florida Tech Baseball (1967-1969)
  • Troy (AL) University Baseball (1970-1971)
  • BS Mathematics and Physics 1971

     Men's Fastpitch Softball playing career

I began playing in 1972, while in the Army, stationed at Ft Jackson, SC, and Ft Meade, MD.  Played for a year in the very strong Baltimore city league, before moving to the also strong DC city league at Guy Mason Park.  I played for the Wilson Powell Monarchs back in those awesome days, 1976 thru 1982.  In 1982, I was picked up as a guest player for the US Olympic Festival, by the Sunners softball club of Reading/Allentown PA, and their world famous pitcher, Ty Stofflet.  I played with the Sunners 1983-1986, then with Nothdurft Tool from Detroit in 1987.  I retired from Men's Major competition, to spend more quality time with my young sons and their athletic endeavours, and I was getting too old to play at that level anyway.  But I still played less time demanding 40 over ball with Maryland Masters for a few great years.  I did get lured back to Major Level for one more year in 1992 (Tuckers of Baltimore) .... the results just proved that I was right .... I did quit at the right time, I was too old. :>)

I had such a great time, met lots of awesome people, and had some success doing what I loved:

  • Competed in 9 ASA Men's Major Fastpitch and Masters Division National Tournaments, with seven top-10 finishes
  • chosen 1st team ASA All-American 5 times (Men's Major Level 1979, 1983, and 1986. Men's Masters Division  1988, 1999)
  • ASA Major Fastpitch Nationals Batting Champion twice (ASA Record, tied with 2 others) 1979 batted .533, 1986 batted .563
  • .402 lifetime batting average in ASA Men's Major National Tournaments
  • US Olympic Sports Festival Silver medals 1982 and 1986
  • Shortstop for Team USA in the Pan American Games.  Won silver medals, 1979 in Puerto Rico and 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela.  Selected to the team as first alternate for the 1987 Pan Am Games in Indianapolis
  • Selected as Assistant Coach for Men's Team USA for the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba
  • in 1996, inducted into the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • In 1996, inducted into the Washington DC Softball Hall of Fame
  • In 2014, inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame (along with Doug Flutie, Tim Wakefield, Chris Collinsworth, Wilbur Marshall, golfer Laura Baugh, etc.)