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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Michael White

 

Michael White was born in New Zealand in 1961 and came to the USA to pitch for the Saginaw Bolters in 1980. Michael was replacing a New Zealand legend in Saginaw, Mr. Kevin Herlihy. White would go one from there to participate in numerous ISC World Tournaments during the next 27 years and is certainly one of the greatest pitchers (if not the best) to ever compete in ISC competition.
 
The following are some of his ISC achievements during his illustrious career.
 
ISC All-World player, 10 times; Most Valuable Pitcher, 1987 & 2002; Perfect Games- 3; No-hit Games- 5 (plus 1 shared in 2004); Most Wins in Tournament History- 70. In addition, in 1987, 1992, 2000 and 2002, Michael White was the winning pitcher in leading four different teams to the ISC World Championship.
 
Not only is Michael White worthy of consideration for the ISC Hall of Fame, Michael is the only candidate in the history of softball with the credentials for consideration into four Softball Halls of Fame; ISC, ASA, ISF, NZSA.

Attached is a testimonial from another ISC Hall of Fame member, Manager, Denny Bruckert.
 
 
Yours respectfully,
 
 
Al Doran
2008 Inductee, ISC Hall of Fame
fastball@pmihrm.com


To the ISC HOF Selection Committee:
 
I have had the utmost privilege of managing Michael White for eight seasons during which time he was a big part of two ISC World titles and three United States National championships.
 
Michael is a tremendous competitor in every aspect of the game.  I certainly cannot think of any other pitcher over the years that a manager would rather have pitching the final game of any ISC World title game, ASA National Championship game or ISF final than Michael White.  His great ability can be measured by his ISC total victories -- tops among all time pitchers.
 
In 2002, when he pitched for our St. Joe team, he lead the team to the ISC World title with a record of 6-0; 44 innings pitched, allowed only two runs; none in the playoffs with a 0.32 ERA.  This was possibility the best pitching ever witnessed in the long, great history of the ISC, walking away with the top pitcher award.
 
I also had the great privilege of having both Michael White and Darren Zack together in winning the 2000 ISC World title.  I have never witnessed the professionalism of two great pitchers on how they respected and cheered for each other.  It certainly was a huge boost for that title.
 
In closing, I know Michael White made me a much better field manager during my earlier years with him teaching me better communication skills with the players.
 
To the Hall of Fame Committee -- there is no one more deserving than Michael White.  In my mind, he would be at the top of that list of members.  
 
Sincerely,
 
Denny Bruckert
2008 Inductee, ISC Hall of Fame

 

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