National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Margaret (Toots) Nusse
Year Inducted: 1983
Hometown: Linden, NJ
Category: Meritorious Service
BioFounder and manager of the Linden, NJ Arians in 1934, she pitched for the team for 28 years, compiling a record of 396 wins and 114 losses with 109 shutouts and 30 no-hitters. She sponsored the team for 42 years and was the teamís manager for 24 years, then business manager. The Arians competed in three ASA national championships: 1942, 1951 and 1954. Nusse passed away December 29, 2002 at age 85.
Organized the Eastern Major Girls League in 1959 and was elected commissioner of the league. Was ASA deputy commissioner for 20 years and youth commissioner for two years. She also organized the National Girls Softball League, the American Girls Softball League and the New Jersey Womenís Umpires Association.
When Arians celebrated their 50th year in 1984, a dinner was held to honor Nusse for her election to the National Softball Hall of Fame. In 1960 was elected to the New Jersey ASA Hall of Fame.
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