2004 Hall of Fame Inductees SLOW PITCH
Butch Pasquale

A Tacoma native born April 13, 1948, Butch Pasquale earned numerous awards as a slowpitch softball standout. Pasquale got his start on the baseball fields of Tacoma, and as a senior at Mt. Tahoma in 1966 he was named most valuable player of the city all-star game. He also played in the high school all-state game. Slowpitch softball came next for Pasquale, who played a key role in leading the Heidelberg team to many regional and national tournament appearances. He was selected as the regional tournament most valuable player on one occasion and earned all-tournament honors another four or five times. If you look at tournament all-star team lists, you’d more often than not find Butch Pasquale’s name. In addition to Heidelberg, he played with Nalley’s (where he worked as a forklift operator and processor), McKnight Foods, Hi Hat and Tacoma Slopitch, among other teams. In addition to his outstanding play on the softball diamond, Pasquale could be found on the sports fields in Fircrest, helping coach his sons’ soccer and baseball teams. He also helped with youth soccer at the Tacoma YMCA.