Greatest Slow Pitch Softball Hitter Ever?
Michael Jordan. Wayne Gretzky. Tom Brady. Rick "The Crusher" Scherr? It's possible that Rick Scherr's prowess on the slow pitch softball field may need to be discussed in the same breath of some of the all time greats in sports history. Recently highlights of the slow pitch softball hitting legend have surfaced on the internet following Scherr's son, WWE Superstar Braun Strowman (real name Adam Scherr) rise in the WWE. Adam Scherr has won national competitons in strongman events. The listed 6'8' 385 pound Scherr may have gained some of his power from his father's bat. According to the USSAA Hall of Fame Rick "The Crusher" Scherr was indeed one of the all time greats.
A Wisconsin native, Scherr is the USSSA All Time World Series leader in home runs (101), hits (166), and RBIs (202). He has played in the World Series a record of 14 timesWith a .685 career batting average and over 1,800 home runs in USSSA Tournament play, Scherr was a tough competitor whether playing first base, third base, the outfield, or catcher. Scherr was named the USSSA All World Team six times; he led three teams to World Championships; and in a recent poll of major managers and sponsors, Rick Scherr was voted the Top Player of the Decade (80's) by his peers.
Below are some of Scherr's highlights. Is he the greatest slow pitch softball player you have ever witnessed? Let us know below.