case 'Jesse Baker':
Bill Fleener has enjoyed success in
baseball and softball over several decades and in several countries.
Fleener was born on May 1, 1937 in Port
Angeles and grew up there, playing three years of high school
baseball before graduating in 1955. Among his prep highlights was a
no-hitter against Port Townsend High. He joined the the U.S. Army
and, while playing for the Seventh Army Support Command in
Kaiserslautern, Germany, pitched a 6-0 shutout against the VII Corps
Upon returning stateside, Fleener
attended Western Washington State College, where twice he earned
All-Evergreen Conference honors and in 1964 and 1965 participated in
the NAIA College World Series in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Fast forward to 1998, and Fleener is on the diamond with Emerald
City 60+ team, helping that team win the Senior Softball World
Series championship. Two years later, Fleener helped Emerald City
60+ win the World USSSA championship in the AAA division. 2000 was a
good year for Fleener, then 62, because he was named the "Cy Young
Award" winner at the Seattle Mariners' Fantasy Camp.