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Marvin Doyle was the pre-eminent 3rd baseman in Greater Cincinnati during the ‘90’s and early 2000’s with teams like Backstop, Watanabe/TPS, EMR and Cooper Sports.  On the field he presented the complete package with a lofty .673 lifetime batting average, home run power and solid defensive skills.  He led his teams to two Major Metro titles, a USSSA A-AA state championship, and an NSA B State and Regional crown.  During his career he was named to seven Major Metro All-Tournament teams, and won fourteen All-Tournament selections in USSSA NIT’s.  He was a seven-time “Open” All-City selection, and hit over 100 home runs five out of six seasons from 1997 through 2002.  He was runner-up “Player of the Year” in 1997 and 2002, and was selected Greater Cincinnati “Player of the Year” in 2001. In 2000, he was named first team All-Decade for the nineties, and to the Greater Cincinnati All-Century team.

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TimBarker

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Tim Barker’s career can probably best be summed up in three words: longevity, consistency and successful.  Still an active player at the USSSA “C’ level and in the senior program after 40 years, he has built a reputation as the consummate leadoff hitter, utilizing his lifetime batting average of .600-plus, ability to hit to all fields and outstanding speed.  His teams have captured two Metro Tournaments, six State Championships, eight National Invitationals, and one National Tournament, plus four World Tournaments in the Senior Division.  Some of his individual honors include 29 All-Tournament team selections in State, National Invitational and World Tournaments, and seven Most Valuable Player awards. And he’s been selected to the All-Northern Kentucky first team ten times, including 1979, when he was named “Player of the Year.”  He has been a fixture in the lineup of the top ranked teams in Northern Kentucky since he was a teenager, including Log Cabin, Taylor Brothers and Rockcastle Olds at the “A” level.

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TheresaShepherd

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It was obvious that Theresa Shepherd was destined for softball greatness at an early age, as her Sweeney Chevrolet teams captured a USSSA Girls Youth World title and four ASA Mid-West Regional crowns.  Her talent earned her a full ride at Miami University, where she still holds four records and was named to two All-Conference teams.  After earning Greater Cincinnati “B” Player of the Year honors while still at Miami, she made the transition to “A” ball in 1990, and was selected to three All-World teams with Empress Chili in the early nineties.  Later she played for Cannon’s Illusions/TPS, winning a USSSA Women’s “A” World Championship in 1998 and earning All-World honors for the fifth time.  She spent the 2000-2005 seasons with ABP/Kinder Sharks, claiming All-World honors three more times while leading the Sharks to three more World titles.  She rejoined Kinder Sharks in 2008, earning her 9th All-World selection.  Primarily a 2nd baseman throughout her 28-year career, she is a life-time .563 hitter.

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RonGarnett

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Ron “Pee Wee” Garnett is arguably Greater Cincinnati’s most successful senior player of all time with approximately 50 World Championships under his belt.  Following a successful ten-year career in the masters program during which his Newport Steel team captured five 35-over Kentucky State titles, his success skyrocketed in 1990 when he became a participant in the senior program.  After participating initially with local teams like Cane Run, Joseph Chevrolet and Miami Valley Merchants, then barnstorming the country with powerhouses like Nothdorf, WOPAC, Florida Investment and Stafford Sales, he captured an unrivaled number of national titles in a variety of senior organizations.  Over the last 18 years, he has earned All-American honors 18 times and been named Most Valuable Player four times.  A 1996 inductee into the National Senior Players Hall of Fame, he is a versatile infielder equally comfortable playing short, 2nd, 3rd or middle infield, and boasts a .650 lifetime batting average.

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DanneySaylor

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Danney Saylor has been manager of Greater Cincinnati’s largest private softball complex, Rumpke Park, for the last 32 years.  And for the last 24 years he has served as the Commissioner for the Metro Cincinnati Amateur Softball Association.  He is perhaps best known as the tournament director for the Cincinnati Metro Tournament, the ASA’s largest slow pitch softball tournament for 24 consecutive years.  The event hosted approximately 400 men’s and women’s teams during its peak, and capturing a “City Tournament” is the dream and goal of every player and team in Greater Cincinnati.  Respected for his tough but fair-minded decisions as director of the Metro, especially relating to eligibility and classifications, he has also been a pioneer and trendsetter, and a champion of sensible equipment standards.  And he has helped raise over $100,000 for such organizations as the Shriner’s Burn Institute and the American Cancer Society.

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PatWright

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Pat Wright was the 2nd baseman for Greater Cincinnati’s pre-eminent team of the early seventies, Century Tire.  Considered to be the best fielding 2nd baseman of his era, he was also a great line drive hitter who batted at the top of the line-up for several of the tri-state’s top ranked teams of the sixties and seventies, including the Buckeye Merchants, Dick Luken Volkswagen, Eddie’s Cafe, Century Tire and Stan’s Roofing.  Before retiring in 1976 after a fifteen year career, he earned Most Valuable Player honors in five tournaments, captured over 20 league and 25 tournament titles, won three ASA Metro championships and five Metro runner-up finishes, and finished in the top five in four ASA National Championships.  In 2000, he was named to the Greater Cincinnati All-Century team.

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BillyCarter

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Billy Carter’s legacy was not built on hitting home runs, nor his legendary ability for hitting line drives to all fields.  For it was his pitching and defense that defined his career, during which he helped underdog teams like Hal Manufacturing, Bohemian Lounge, Hauck’s Cafe and Simpson’s Cafe play spoiler against established powerhouses like Century Tire, a team Hauck’s Cafe upset in the 1972 ASA City Tournament finals.  He also pitched Simpson’s Cafe to a Metro title in 1976 to earn his second trip to the ASA National Tournament.  Two of his most notable accomplishments came in back-to-back seasons while competing in the White Oak Major League when he won Most Valuable Player honors in 1973 and the batting title in 1974.  He was named to several All-City teams during his career, and was named to the Greater Cincinnati “All-Century” in 2000.

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