Bill Plummer III



Bill Plummer III



A 1973 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Bill Plummer III has been involved in softball for more than four decades. During his career, he served as a sports writer and a baseball scout, and for 30 ½ years was employed at the ASA National Office in Oklahoma City (1979-2009) as the communications coordinator, manager of the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and ASA historian.

He has written widely about the sport and has contributed to 14 books, including writing one and co-authoring two, plus contributing to the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. In 2008, he authored “The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years of the Amateur Softball Association,” and was a major contributor to the book, “Softball’s Lefty Legend: Ty Stofflet,” by Dr. Steve Clarfield in 2004. He and Clarfield were co-authors of a new book on fast pitch softball, “Best of the Best-Women’s Fast Pitch Softball” which came out in January 2012. And in May of 2013, Plummer and Larry C. Floyd of Oklahoma City co-authored “A Series of Their Own..The History of the Women’s College World Series,” the first book ever done tracing the history of the WCWS. The book was named Oklahoma Sports Historian of the Year for 2014.

He has been elected to five Halls of Fame, including the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame plus state Halls of Fame in Oklahoma, Indiana, Tidewater and New York State. In 1996, he served as the Information Manager for ACOG for the debut of softball in the Olympics plus the 1987 and 1995 Pan American Games.

Although he retired from the ASA in 2009, Plummer is still very involved in the sport, currently serving on the selection committee for the Lowe’s CLASS softball winner each year, a contributing editor to Fast Pitch Magazine, an online fast pitch magazine, as well as writing for In the past, he’s been a stringer for the AP covering the NCAA Women’s College World Series. He also works for Anaconda Trump, Lake Katrine, N.Y in outside sales.




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