• Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013


Bobby Hays could be described as softball’s “Man for All Seasons.”  As a player, he was the Most Valuable Player on both a Kentucky fastpitch (Falmouth Farm Supply in 1964) and slow pitch (Grants Lick Merchants in 1967) state championship team, and was named All-State with a Kentucky slow pitch state champion (Delaney’s Auto in 1971).  Bobby was also selected Most Valuable Player when his UAW #674 team captured a Major Industrial Metro, and when his Kramer-Meyers team won a 35-over Metro.  He also competed at the Open level, finishing 2nd in two Major Metros with Jay’s A. C. But most of Bobby’s success came managing in the Masters and Senior programs.  His 40-over teams were ranked among the top ten nationally for six of the eleven years he played, sponsored and managed teams.  From 1987 through 1991, his 40-over teams finished no worse than 4th in USSSA World play, capturing a World crown in 1988 with Bushelman Construction.  The following year the tournament was rained-out with Bushelman being one of four teams remaining in the tournament.  His senior teams were national runners-up three times (2000 and 2001 with Jim & Joe’s and 2003 with Estes Chevrolet), and Bobby was named to the All-Tournament team all three years.  And in 2002 his Marshall Construction team won a national title and he was named Most Valuable Player.

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