• Friday, January 27th, 2012


Chuck L. Atha anchored the outfield for Greater Cincinnati’s top-ranked teams – Bushelman Construction and VIP Limousine/Express Transport – during the 1980’s.  With Bushelman, Atha captured three Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Major Metro titles (1982, 1984, 1985), then with VIP/Express, he netted an unprecedented five consecutive Metro crowns from 1987-‘1991.  He was also a member of VIP’s 1989 USSSA Men’s Class “A” World Championship team.  Atha first gained notoriety at the age of 22 when his Diesel Construction team stunned the 1980 Hudepohl Classic National Invitational Tournament field with a first place finish.  A year later with Diesel, he won the batting title at the ASA Men’s Class “B” National Tournament in Jones Beach, NY.  The following season, 1982, Atha joined Bushelman Construction and won his first Major Metro at only 24-years old.  After adding Metro titles in 1984 and ‘85, he moved on to the legendary VIP Limousine/Express Transport softball team in 1987, winning five straight Metros and the U-Trip “A” World.  Atha also won four state championships during his 16-year career.  He was named to eight Men’s Major All-City Teams, was a first team All-Decade selection for the eighties in 1990, and in 2000 was named a member of the Greater Cincinnati All-Century team.  Primarily a left and center-fielder, Atha was predominantly a pull hitter who excelled at hitting the ball between 3rd and short and compiled a lifetime batting average of approximately .600.

Category: 2012, Male Player, Members
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