National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Year Inducted: 1976
Hometown: Vancouver B.C., BC
Category: Women's Fast Pitch
BioFour times during her 20-year career in fast pitch Pat Harrison earned All-America honors. She was a first-team choice in 1966 (.304 BA), 1968 (.368) and 1970 (.250 BA) and a second team selection in 1963 (.250 BA).
Nine years she played for the Raybestos Brakettes (1964-1972) and was a member of five national championship teams. She batted .303 during her stint with the Brakettes with 430 hits in 1,421 at-bats including 66 doubles, 42 triples and 18 homers. In 482 games she drove home 189 runs and twice, 1966 (.301) and 1971 (.340), led the Brakettes in batting average.
The greatest thrill of Harrison’s career came in 1972 in her last game. Playing against the Orange, CA Lionettes, she hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning. She played in 11 national championships, nine with the Brakettes and two with the Erv Lind Florists of Portland, OR.
A graduate of the Connecticut State College, Harrison also batted .225 in the first ISF World Championship in 1965 in Melbourne, Australia where the Brakettes, representing the USA, finished second. Not winning that gold medal, said Harrison, was the greatest disappointment of her career.
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