Mickey Bartels (Fastpitch Softball)

Mickey Bartels spent 14 years playing fastpitch softball, winning 11 tournament championships with three runners-up performances while playing for the Puget Sound National Bank, Cloverleaf Tavern and Colonial Cedar teams.

Bartels came to Washington in 1968 after playing fastpitch the previous nine years in New Jersey and the military. He joined the National Bank team upon his arrival that year, playing centerfield for a team that featured the most feared battery in the league in Gene Thayer and Lloyd Glasoe.

Playing for the Cloverleaf Taverns in 1978, Bartels put together his most impressive season, with an astounding .466 batting average that ranked far and above Ken Bauer's second-place .340.

Born in New York City, Bartels graduated from Rutherford High in 1959 and later attended the University of Washington, earning his degree in 1974. Bartels also spent time on the gridiron and the basketball court, leading his football team in receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and extra points as a tight end from 1970-1972.