Before humans learned how to boil baseballs to a mushy consistency, the game of "softball" was played with overripe grapefruits, resulting in countless blindings. Revel in contemporary softball history without getting sprayed with citrus juice with today's Groupon. For $5, you get two tickets to the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum (up to a $12 value), located on NE 50th street near Lincoln Park.
The National Softball Hall of Fame celebrates more than 120 years of history and honors more than 300 players, managers, commissioners, and umpires. Head to the museum to stroll among its extensive displays of hundreds of Hall of Famers, including an Olympic Room commemorating all four U.S. Olympic softball teams, including the band of ballers who defeated the notoriously socialist 1984 USSR team. A college corner pays tribute to the nation’s top softballers who successfully balanced athletics, academics, and relentless invitations to open $10,000-limit credit cards.
- With uniforms and equipment, the museum honors the origins and evolution of the sport that the ASA says is played by more than 40 million athletes annually. From Sunday softball heroes to Olympic gold medalists, the collection includes memorabilia from generations of players at all levels, whether big-time or beer-league. – Charlie Price, Oklahoma Gazette
- If you’re looking for information on a specific player, the museum has computers that you can use to search for information contained in the Hall of Fame database. – Jennifer Pruett, Hello Oklahoma City
Central Oklahoma City
2801 NE 50th St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111Get Directions