2004 Hall of Fame Inductees FASTPITCH
Pat Strachan Stavig

Pat (Strachan) Stavig, like many of the players in Tacoma’s first City Women’s Softball League, was still a school girl. Her first season came in 1945 with the Midland Tigers, a scrappy bunch of 7th through 9th graders coached by John Deuel. She played through 1951 for the Midland Lumberettes, Brotman Clothiers, Tacoma Orphans, Pacific Mutual Fuel and the Tacoma Fuelerettes. Of course, some of these squads included a number of the same players but with a different team name. The 1951 Fuelerettes, with Pat , won the Pierce County Women’s Softball championship with a 15-1 record. Playing first base and pitcher, Pat earned all-star honors three times while competing in Washington State championship tournaments. She also had the honor of pitching the 9 o’clock game at the grand opening of the then-new Tacoma Athletic Park, now Peck Field. Pat was the very first vice president of the Tacoma and Pierce County Women’s Athletic Association. Pat, born on January 11, 1931, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949, in the middle of her outstanding Tacoma area fastpitch career. She was also an outstanding basketball player as well.