BILL GATTI

 

 

 

ELECTED:NOVEMBER, 2000

††††††††††††††† CHARLOTTE, NC

 

 

INDUCTED:NOVEMBER, 2001

††††††††††††††† DAYTONA BEACH, FL

 

 

 

BILL GATTI WITH A .593 BATTING AVERAGE AND 33 HOME RUNS IN WORLD SERIES PLAY, HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR INDUCTION INTO THE USSSA HALL OF FAME IN THE MALE PLAYER CATEGORY.

 

THE LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY NATIVE PLAYED SOFTBALL FOR OVER 20 YEARS FOR SUCH TEAMS AS ELITE COATINGS OF MACON, GA, SMYTHE SOX OF HOUSTON, TX , MARLTON TRUCKING, AND RITCHíS SUPERIOR.

 

IN 1983 HE PLAYED FOR ELITE COATING WHEN THEY FINISHED 4TH AT THE USSSA MENíS MAJOR WORLD SERIES IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.THAT YEAR HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST SELECTION TO THE ALL WORLD TEAM.THAT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING FOR BILL.FOR THE NEXT FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS HE WOULD BE A MEMBER OF THE USSSA MENíS MAJOR WORLD CHAMPIONS:1984 AND 1985 WITH ELITE COATING, AND 1986 AND 1987 WITH SMYTH SOX.HE WAS ALSO NAMED TO THE ALL WORLD TEAM IN 1986 AT GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA AND GAIN IN 1987 AT WATERLOO, IOWA.

 

HE IS A VERY DISCIPLINED POWER HITTER WHO WOULD TAKE A WALK OR HIT TO THE OPPOSITE FIELD TO BENEFIT THE TEAM.A GENTLEMAN BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD