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Billy Messina

 

 

 Billy Messina 

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2011 Interview

Why do you like the game of softball?
I Love the game of softball, but it is a double-edged sword.   I enjoy the competition, strategy and comraderie of the game.   The downside for me has always been the time away from home and loved ones.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I believe that Andy Purcell is the best softball player that I have played against, due to the domination of his position for so many years.

Where do you call home?
Simi Valley, California

What do you do for a living?
I am a studio lighting electrician for TV and motion picture.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High School baseball but never actually stepped on a field for a high school team.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing softball in 1981 for a local church team.   In 1983, I started playing USSSSA softball tournaments on a D team.   Over the next several years, I moved up divisions by playing with different teams.   I started playing in the upper division in 1990.

What batting grip do you use?
I wrap my bottom two fingers over the knob of bat

What is your favorite sports team?
NY Mets

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
baseball

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
None.

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the 2002 USSSA World Series on a AA team, Chase Reece Roosters, which had only been done once before.   Holding Dan Smith, a Major team, to only 8 runs in two separate games, was probably my foundest memory of that championship.

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
It's a sport.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Go back to aluminium bats.

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
The Dudley from Friday to Sunday the fans




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4 responses to “Billy Messina”

  1. Pat Seiler says:

    Saw you at the dudley this year, too bad about the rain. Looking forward to seeing you in Maryville at the Smokey. Good luck to you and your team.

  2. Sonny Garcia says:

    Mr.Messina, this Sonny hopefully u remember me when you played for me on my team in ’80’s.I had seen u on TV about 2-3 wks ago you were n Florida playing in the Nationals against the team RACKS.I would very much would njoy talking to you and to hear all about your very blessed family.As well if you have stayed in touch with our team members of SONNY’S SOFTBALL TEAM. Hopefully that I will hear from you very soon.My congratulations to you in the INDUCTION SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME.I have bragged about at our timessage playing softball tournaments as much more of a GREAT LEADER AN INSPIRATION that you are.MY blessings to you and all of your beautiful family. My BLESSED wishes and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to your wife Cheryl and your Very blessed mom.God Blessed you my brother. Hopefully I will from you soon.

  3. Sonny Garcia says:

    Mr.Messina, this Sonny hopefully u remember me when you played for me on my team in ’80’s.I had seen u on TV about 2-3 wks ago you were n Florida playing in the Nationals against the team RACKS.I would very much would njoy talking to you and to hear all about your very blessed family.As well if you have stayed in touch with our team members of SONNY’S SOFTBALL TEAM. Hopefully that I will hear from you very soon.My congratulations to you in the INDUCTION SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME.I have bragged about at our times playing softball tournaments as much more of a GREAT LEADER AN INSPIRATION that you are.MY blessings to you and all of your beautiful family. My BLESSED wishes and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to your wife Cheryl and your Very blessed mom.God Blessed you my brother. Hopefully I will from you soon.

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