• Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


Butch Whitaker’s 14th place finish in the National Home Run Hitting Contest in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1978 proved to be the springboard for the slugging catcher to land a spot in the batting order of nationally ranked Greater Cincinnati Sports/Sorrento’s.  His impact was immediate.  GCS/Sorrento’s won back-to-back Metros, was invited to compete in the elite “National Slo-Pitch Conference,” qualified for the USSSA World Series and ASA Major Nationals, and earned a top ten national ranking.  A year later in 1981, Butch helped power the Cincinnati Suds to a runner-up finish in the American Professional Slo-Pitch Softball League.  He went on to star with the Knights and M. W. Tribble, then later in the Masters program, earning All-World honors with Bobby’s Bullets both in 1986 and 1987.  Finally in 1988, Butch captured a USSSA Masters World title with Bushelman Construction.  During his 36-year career he won countless invitational and league titles, including the 1986 Hudepohl Hall of Fame Classic, when he was named Tournament MVP.  Butch batted over .600 and belted over 2400 home runs during his career, which helped him win numerous home run titles.

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