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For those who have spent a spring or summer weekend watching a local softball tournament, Dan Lowery is know as the man who operates inside the batterís box. Danís clutch performances at the plate have won numerous ball games for his teams.
Born May 1, 1952 in Morton, Washington, the 1970 Lincoln high grad
played basketball, football and tennis for the Abes and many sports
in the Air Force before crushing softballs on the local slowpitch
Danís slowpitch career started with Lakewood Villa Stereo in 1978 and over the years he has played for 38th Street Shell, Slo-Pitch News, Long Pest Control and Peoples Church, the Tacoma based team that won the Church World ĎAí Championship title in 1993. And, Lowery is still going strong 35 years later in his current player/coach role with NW Legends.
Dan was inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame in 1994 and for good reason as his career features over 1,000 home runs and a .650+ batting average. He was the Washington state Class A MVP in 1992 and won many other all-star and MVP awards along the way.
In addition to the world championship with Peopleís Church, Dan played on three national championship teams and one world championship team with Ruth Realty Seniors. Dan also slugged LPC/Tacoma Dodge, Redís Softball and Slowpitch News to trophy-earning finishes in national tournaments.