Ron Fawcett (Fastpitch Softball)
The name of Ronald D. Fawcett has approached legendary status in recent years, as tales of his exploits on the softball diamond, gridiron, hockey rink, basketball court, golf course and bowling alley combine to recreate the figure of a man who dominated in virtually every athletic arena.
An athlete from birth, Ron won the Pigskin Pete football throwing competition in his first try at 13 years of age after hearing that the winner would receive a bicycle. He walked to the competition and rode home on his brand new bike, and his legend only grew from there.
Fawcett played for five AAA Northwest League fastpitch teams between the years of 1954 and 1967, and his prowess behind the plate as well as homerun power at the plate helped lead the Clearview Nursing Home team to the Northwest Regional Tournament in Pocatello, Idaho.
Once his softball career was cut short by knee injuries, Fawcett turned his attention to other sports. He played center and right wing for the Thunder Birds hockey team, won numerous motorcycle races and even placed second with golf pro Buzzy Thomas in the 1995 Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament.
Fawcett has also won nine straight Gig Harbor Golf Senior Men's Golf Tournaments, and he also owns the Longest Drive championship. He bowled a 300 game in the Daffodil Bowl Men's League, and caught a 400-lb. blue marlin while deep-sea fishing off the coast of Honolulu in 1975.
A native of Tacoma, Fawcett is the great grandson of former Tacoma Mayor A.V. Fawcett. He is a 1953 graduate of Lincoln High School.