2004 Hall of Fame Inductees FASTPITCH
Delores Sagmiller

Dee Sagmiller, born on September 20, 1933 in Bowman, N.D., was still a Puyallup school girl when she first made her mark on the local softball scene. Sagmiller was among the finest fielding shortstops to grace the Tacoma women’s fastpitch softball league. Frank Cey, her coach with Pacific Mutual Fuels (the Fuelerettes), said that Dee was “as fluid and confident of a player as one could want,” and that she “made everything look easy.” Her success on the field, not to mention a .300-plus batting average, was noticed by others when she was selected to the 1948 state tournament all-star team while playing for the Fuelerettes and to the 1950 all-state women’s team as a member of the newly formed Tacoma Orphans. After playing for the PVT Rustlers she eventually hooked on with Hollywood Boat & Motor, showing her ability at one of the highest levels of women’s softball on the West Coast.