National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Kathryn (Sis) King
Year Inducted: 1975
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Category: Women's Fast Pitch
BioWhen it came to hitting for average and power, Kathryn (Sis) King was among the best playing for teams in Cincinnati, OH Phoenix, AZ and Stratford, CT. In three years with the Brakettes, Sis had a .322 batting average after 15 years with teams in Cincinnati and Phoenix.
She played in six ASA national championships and was a four-time first-team All-America. She was named as a second baseman in 1959 for the Phoenix, AZ Ramblers, and as an outfielder in 1963, 1964 and 1965. She batted .400 in the 1963 national with averages of .417 in 1964 and .400 in 1965.
In 1965, when the Brakettes toured the world promoting softball and played in the first ISF World Championship in Melbourne, Australia, King’s .352 batting average led the team as did her 12 hits including four triples. She finished the year with a .333 batting average, second best on the team.
In 1967, softball was a demonstration sport at the Pan American Games and King was a member of the Raybestos Brakettes, who represented the USA.
She was the first woman to hit a home run over the scoreboard at the former Raybestos Memorial Field (1959) and the first woman to hit back-to-back homers at Memorial Field during a national tourney.
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