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Charles Wright tribute page

Charles Wright

Charles Wright passed away this morning Sunday, April 10th after suffering a heart attack last week while taking batting practice.   Charles was 59 years old.  Charles played for many of the top teams from 1973 through 1997 and led Steele's in homeruns in 1986 with 503!  It was always amazing to see such a big guy play third base as well as he did.

Send pictures of Charles to dw@softballcenter.com and I will add them to his player page here.

Charles viewing is scheduled for April 13, 6-8pm at Mcmullen Funeral Home.
Funeral is scheduled for April 14 @ 11am also at Mcmullen, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA 31908

Charles Wright is listed as the 5th all time greatest player on Steve Dimitry's Softball History site:

5. Charles Wright (80 points)
(18) ASA- Ken Sanders (77), York/Sanders (82), Elite Coatings (83, 84, 85), Steele's Sports (86), Ritch's Salvage (89-Super-MVP and 89-Major), Ritch's/Kirk's (90), Ritch's-Superior (92, 93-MVP), Sunbelt/Easton (96)
(6) USSSA- York/Sanders (82), Elite (83, 84), Steele's (86), Ritch's-Superior (91, 92)
(20) ISA- Elite (84, 85), Steele's (88), Ritch's (89), Ritch's/Kirk's (90), Ritch's-Superior (91-MVP, 92-MVP, 93, 94), HOF-99
(4) NSA- Steele's (86), Ritch's-Superior (91, 93, 95)
(3) NSPC- Nationwide Advertising (81- Regular Season All Star), Ken Sander's (82), Elite (83)
(1) Wirt Gammon All Year (77)
(1) Southern Softball All Year (82)
(9) National Slo-Pitch POY (86), Softball USA POY (93), Slo-Pitch News POY (93)
(3) Jerome Earnest All Year (90, 93, 95)
(6) Jerome Earnest All-Decade (80's, 90's)
(4) Jerome Earnest All Century
(5) Jerome Earnest Player of the Century
(33 All Worlds, 4 MVPs, 3 POYs, 1 POC,  1 HOF)

Year   ABs Hits HRs Avg. Team
1973                                    Valley Merchants
1974                                    Valley Merchants
1975                                    Tom's
1976                                    Tom's
1977                  223 .679    Ken Sanders' Ford
1978                  164 .659    Ken Sanders' Ford
1979                                    Ken Sanders' Ford
1980                                    Ken Sanders' Ford
1981                                    Nationwide Advertising
1982                  136            York Barbell/ Ken Sanders' Ford
1983                                    Elite Coatings
1984                                    Elite Coatings
1985                                    Elite Coatings
1986 1114 803  503 .721    Steele's Sports
1987                                    Marlton Trucking
1988                                    Marlton Trucking
1989                                    Ritch's Salvage
1990   263 173   94  .658    Ritch's-Kirks
1991   404 288 130  .713    Ritch's-Superior
1992   395 290 182  .734    Ritch's-Superior
1993   326 240 157  .736    Ritch's-Superior
1994   366 251 141  .686    Ritch's-Superior
1995   332 237 129  .714    Ritch's-Superior
1996   399 297 125  .744    Sunbelt/Easton
1997   190 120   62  .632    Sunbelt/Easton & Memory Lane

 

 

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7765633832771859665#

Video of the 1992 World Series which includes Charles Wright playing for Ritchs

 

 

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