9 to 10 AM.
Here are some photos of Charlie. He played in the Norristown League from 1968-1977 and was the 1970s Player of the decade. He had years where he batted over .600 and hit 25-30 HRs. And those were the days of wooden bats and then old aluminum bats and Kapok Softballs, very restricted, worse then cork. The pitcher mound was 46 feet at the time and the arc was about 15 feet, so the ball was dropping almost straight down and he still managed to hit a softball out of Latshaw Field into the Band Shell in the 1977 finals. He was the original Norristown Softball Legend. When the Professional Slow Pitch League granted Philadelphia a franchise, Charlie was the one from Norristown who made the team and was eventually voted captain by his teammates. Tom Mulvahill and Dale Hood also played some games in the Pro League, but Charlie was the Norristown Home Town boy. He also pitched in the Perky League for the Old Norristown Franchise in the late 1960s before going to Slow Pitch. He use dto play 3B in short left field and throw people out with ease on 60 foot bases. His arm was legendary as was his power. He has been sick for the past few years battling prostate cancer and finally his body had enough. He was a pleasure to talk to. When he played Pro, I used to talk to him about some of the guys on the New York team that my dad played against when we lived in Long Island. He played some games with TNT in the old Central Montco League. It was a pleasure to be his teammate, even if for only a few games. May he rest in Peace.
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