Our next selections will be unveiled in February.
Shown is a vintage photo of Jeff Regino during his time on the California Quake
As you know, today marks the start of our tenth year of PoliceSoftball.com. To mark this day, we will begin naming our “All-Decade” team which will be comprised of the best players, managers, and sponsors etc. that have made this last decade so special. We will announce several names each month leading up to World Series X, where we will invite the All-Decade team to take the field and be recognized. For this month, here is who we have selected to be part of this team.
Jeff has played the entire decade at a very high level and he has played on some of the best teams in the game. In the early part of the decade Jeff starred on both the Sac Police softball team and the vaunted Quake. In 2006, Jeff won a World Series title with the Quake and was also named Player of the Year. In addition to this, Jeff was profiled in Softball Magazine. Currently Jeff plays on California Showtime and he is one of the major reasons Showtime is a top 5 team in the West Conference. Jeff is a master at the plate and is one of the most difficult outs in all of softball. In addition to his skills as a player, Jeff also raised several thousand dollars for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team at World Series VIII.
Mark has been one of the top pitchers during the past ten years and he was also named Player of the Year by PoliceSoftball.com in 2008. He has pitched HardCor to a World Series Major Division Championship in 2009 and pitched them to a World Series final game in 2012 where his team come up just short on their second title. Mark also helped the .40 Cal. Alliance win a World Series Masters Division Championships in 2013 as a pitcher and 1B. Although in his 40s, Mark is still at the top of his game and one of the more difficult pitchers to face due to his pitch locations and knowledge of the game.
In the early years of the policesoftball.com decade Butch played for the Tompkins County Choir Boys and several years back he made the switch to the NYPD Blues. At that time the Blues were one of the top teams in the country and the addition of Butch made them that much better. In 2010, Butch was named the East Coast Player of the Year. He followed up that award by being named All-World at World Series VI. That same year he also got a walk off hit to win the series over the Ohio Lawmen in one of the best games in World Series history. In addition to the walk off hit, Butch also helped the Blues win the title by his pitching and timely hitting. Some may say Butch is at the tail end of his career but PoliceSoftball.com thinks he will be a game changer well into the next decade as one of the top pitchers and clutch hitters in the game.
These are our first three names and if you had these players on your team during the last part of the decade, there is a great chance you were winning ball games. Look for our next All-Decade Team announcement in February.