They will be honored during the World Series Opening Ceremony along with the 2020 inductees.
After weeks of deliberation, our Hall of Fame committee selected the following list of names into the 2021 Class as Hall of Fame:
1) Tommy Hayes Socal Alliance
Tommy began playing Police Softball in 2008 with guys from his department and was quickly recognized. In 2009, Tommy joined the Socal Alliance. In his tenure with Alliance, he became known around the country for his amazing glovework at 3B and his outstanding bat. Tommy is an all tools hitter, using all sides of the field as well as having outstanding power to all fields. In addition to his bat and glove work, Tommy has outstanding speed on the bases. Tommy is a quiet and reserved guy who will never be heard singing his own praises.
2) George Reyes RSO Black /RSO Red/ SOcal Alliance/ Batlle Born/ LAPD Blue
George began playing police softball in the early 2000s with RSO Softball (RSO Black and RSO Red). George went on to play for SoCal Alliance, Battle Born, and LAPD Blue.
George has had an immediate impact to all the teams he has played on. He is always working on his game and encourages everyone to do the same. He makes himself available for his teammates and anyone else who wants to work on their game. George is a true ambassador of Police Softball as he is always looking for new young talent to keep the circuit thriving. He is one of the nicest and best guys out there. He is a great leader on and off the field.
3) Dan Potter Umpire Ambassador for Police Softball
Dan began as an umpire, then the Umpire In Charge, but more importantly he has become a friend to many of us. Potter does not have to travel to various different tournaments all over the country but he does. He simply loves being part of police softball. Potter has been responsible for raising thousands of dollars through bat raffles for fallen officers or those severely injured on duty. Potter has made an impact in most of our lives.
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4) Joe Markulic (Dirty Jersey Boys)
Joe was an outstanding player from the New Jersey area. Joe played for the Jersey Boys, New Jersey Shamrocks along with several other teams in the Northeast. Joe hit for a high average along with power. Joe is now coaching the New York Hounds and is highly involved with many charitable organizations.
5) Craig Pooh Sears (Maximum Elite)
6) Craig has played with all the top level teams from New Jersey, such as the Dirty Jersey Boys, The New Jersey Shamrocks and now Maximum Elite. Craig has been one of the top lockdown pitchers for many years and is a very fierce competitor on the field. Craig has been one of the main reasons for the success of these New Jersey Teams which have been highly ranked for many years.
7) John Zintak (Great Lakes Lawmen)
John started out with the Illinois Lawmen and for most of his career he has been a true leader of the Great Lakes Lawmen. John played many years as an outstanding outfielder but what sets him apart has been his dominant hitting, both for a very high average and tons of power. John has been a World Series Champion and a World Series MVP. John is considered a true Legend on the Police Softball circuit.
8) Jim Smith (Thin Blue Line TBL)
Jim started out playing with the Steel City Enforcers and was an outstanding outfielder and hitter. Jim was better known for his ability to track down line drives and always take the extra base due to his speed. Jim was one of the founding fathers of the Thin Blue Line (TBL) based out of the Northeast. Jim was an integral part of building the TBL into a highly ranked and respected team. Jim has earned several all -tournament selections over the years.
9) Mick Ackerman (NY Metro)
Mick was always known as a tremendous hitter who hit for power and yet adapted to the home run limits buy becoming a true gap hitter. Mick was a big part of the legendary NY Metro teams who were always among the top teams in the nation. Mick was a fierce competitor on the field and a true gentlemen off the field.
Thanks go out to Dennis Leonard and Tyson Becker for their tireless work and managing the process. Thanks also goes out to all the committee members who took time to vote on the nominees.