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Monday, June 25, 2012

Brakettes: A softball dynasty

Bertha Tickey

A mere exercise of crunching numbers doesn’t seem to fully capture the legacy of the Brakettes softball juggernaut.

However, the statistics are somewhat staggering. Whether it is the 30 national championships, 21 former Brakettes in the ASA Hall of Fame, 11 Olympians, three world championships and more than 3,000 victories, it is impossible to write the history of women’s softball without paying homage to the Brakettes’ impact.

“The best played here at Stratford,” said Brakettes manager John Stratton.

Read Jim Fuller's complete story.

The Brakettes official website

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