case 'Jesse Baker':
2004 Hall of Fame Inductees FASTPITCH
Pat Strachan Stavig
(Strachan) Stavig, like many of the players in Tacoma’s first City
Women’s Softball League, was still a school girl. Her first season
came in 1945 with the Midland Tigers, a scrappy bunch of 7th
through 9th graders coached by John Deuel. She played
through 1951 for the Midland Lumberettes, Brotman Clothiers, Tacoma
Orphans, Pacific Mutual Fuel and the Tacoma Fuelerettes. Of course,
some of these squads included a number of the same players but with
a different team name. The 1951 Fuelerettes, with Pat , won the
Pierce County Women’s Softball championship with a 15-1 record.
Playing first base and pitcher, Pat earned all-star honors three
times while competing in Washington State championship tournaments.
She also had the honor of pitching the 9 o’clock game at the grand
opening of the then-new Tacoma Athletic Park, now Peck Field. Pat
was the very first vice president of the Tacoma and Pierce County
Women’s Athletic Association. Pat, born on January 11, 1931, and
graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949, in the middle of her
outstanding Tacoma area fastpitch career. She was also an
outstanding basketball player as well.