USA Softball Region 9

2024 - Player

Association: Seattle

There are a few things that H.O.F players have in common. Great Talent, Great Teammates and High Character. Bruce checks all these boxes.

Bruce was not flashy or loud or stood out. What he did was shine brightest in the biggest moments. I would say he was a silent assassin. Bruce played a flawless 1st base but did most of his damage at the plate. Bruce hit countless game winning home runs in National Championship games. To say it simply, Bruce was “Clutch”.

Bruce’s humility and never looking for the spotlight stands out. He had a drive and desire to help the team win, and win we did with the H.O.F worthy performance of Bruce Beard. He got clutch hit after clutch hit. Don’t look now, we turned around and did it again in 1986 and he was again Mr. Clutch. If that wasn’t enough, Bruce was MVP in 1987.

He was a super teammate always putting his team first. He wasn’t maybe one of the flashiest/loudest members, but he was certainly one of our leaders. Humble to this day.