Glen Eichelberger

Glen Eichelberger

Softball

Enshrined: 1995

Softball legend Glen Eichelberger was known as one of the toughest outs in the game. The hard-hitting Eichelberger, a former baseball player in the early 1960s at Syracuse University, smashed 700 career home runs, including 105 round-trippers in a two-year span.

The slow pitch softball hall of famer played on several local teams and from 1968-1971 participated in four ASA Regional Tournaments and the National ASA Class A Tournament in Parma, Ohio. Eichelberger made the USSSA All-World Team four times. He played one year of professional softball with the Rochester Zeniths in 1978 then became an umpire.

Eichelberger maintained his high level of play while competing in local over-40 and masters softball leagues. He played in the USSSA Men’s Masters World Series in South Carolina with Ronnie’s Legends of Rochester in 1991.

Career highlights:

1965-1973: All-Star softball player on the Rochester and New York teams including Xerox, Breton Motors, AL’s Green Tavern, and Mazzola/Castle "National" Team

1973: Named MVP of Rochester Classic League

1968-1971: Participated in four ASA Regional Tournaments and the National ASA Class A Tournament in Parma, Ohio

1974-1981: Played softball locally with All-Star Sports, Cannons, Finely’s over 35 and The Come Back Inn

1977: Played on the World Champion Mazzola-Castle team in the World Series held in Petersburg, Virginia

1978: Played one year of professional softball with Rochester Zeniths

1978-1984: USSSA umpire in Central New York and was selected to umpire in USSSA men’s Class B and Class C divisions

1983: Elected into the US Slo-Pitch Softball Association Hall of Fame

1988-1990: Played with Beaver’s Dam Over 40 Team in Baldwinsville

2006: Inducted into Rochester Senior Slow-pitch Softball Hall of Fame

 

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