Thursday July 29th, 2021

Todd Newton

Todd Newton

 USSSA Playing History Player page

2012 Interview

Why do you like the game of softball?
After playing professional Hockey for 5 years, this has been a great way to stay competitive.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
All my co-workers for sure!!!!

What is your nickname in softball?
I think the better question is “what’s my real name?”  I think 99% of people that I know, know me as Canuck (Since I’m originally from Canada)  Seeing my real name on here will really throw people off.

Where do you call home?
Olathe, KS (Same town as Jeremy Isenhower)  He may have a street named after him here……or at least he will re-name the one he lives on himself.

What do you do for a living?
I’m the Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri Territory Manager for Combat.  

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?  
I played 1 year of High School football, then I left home at 15 to start my hockey career.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?  
Izzy got me on Long Haul in 2009 to play a few tourneys with.  The Fireman’s was the first one…..and it was a blast!!!

What position do you play?  

What batting grip do you use?

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next year?
Last year I ate and when I was full I ate some more….Not this year!!!  I have started P90X and my goal is to be in better shape next year.

What is your favorite sports team?
KC Chiefs, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Maple Leafs

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What is your most memorable softball moment?  
Probably my first at bat with Long Haul at the Fireman’s.  I hit a HR and JC Phelps slapped hugged me so hard that I may have broke 3 ribs.    Also taking 2nd in NSA world 2 years ago.  After losing our first game and coming back only to lose in the 7th.  It was a great run and my best offensive tourney.

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Salary Cap!!!  

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Firemans in MN and the Hay Bale Classic in KC

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?  
Me at Shortstop……

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