Rosemary Fuller winding up

Rosemary Fuller winding up

Rosemary Fuller was one of the greatest female softball pitchers of all-time. Her arm was truly a thing of wonder as she accumulated a remarkable record of 490 wins to just 48 losses in senior club play and for Canada internationally. In 1970 coach Walter Yeamans convinced the 16-year-old to play with the senior Victoria Vikettes. The team won silver at the 1974 Canada Games and she went on to travel to Vancouver every weekend to play for the Doc's Blues, later Alpha Sports, who were a national championship dynasty from 1975 to 1983. With Rosemary throwing, the Doc's Blues won six Canadian women's Senior 'A' championships in the 1970's and, representing Canada, finished second in the world in 1978 and third in 1983. There wasn't a pitcher - catcher combination anywhere in the world that could match Fuller and Joanne Mick. And as a pitcher alone, there were few, if any, who could match Rosemary Fuller's speed and precision. She was named top pitcher at nineteen tournaments or championships.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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