Home Page
This Year's Inductees Current Members History of The Hall of Fame By Laws Nomination
E-mail Link Site Map
Induction Ceremony Hall of Honor

Do you have a recreational facility?

If you have a recreational facility and need help getting sporting events into them contact the Louisiana USSSA State Office for additional details.

Locate upcoming tournaments.

Check to see how your team is ranked, maintain team statistics, show your team pride with team and player photos. Achieve all these functions, plus many more at the USSSA National Website. www.usssa.com. Check it out today!

Athletic Shop

Not every year do we induct a TEAM, or individuals into our Hall of Honor. However when this team was nominated two years ago, the unanimous vote of the HOF Committee validated the efforts of Athletic Shop of Hammond, Louisiana.

In 1977, the Athletic Shop Softball team was formed by team owner and sponsor, Joe Schillace. In a period of four (4) short years, THE SHOP went from playing in local recreational tournaments to a nationally ranked Menís Class ďAĒ team in 1981.

For all the players who played for Athletic Shop, it was always more than just a game, as Mr. Schillace and the Shop faithful created a FAMILY type atmosphere, which welcomed not only players, but wives and their children to share in the success of THE SHOP.

Athletic Shop experienced great success on the field as well, and claimed a NSA Super Major National Championship, a ASA Major National 5th Place finish, and a TOP 10 finish in the grand daddy of them all, the USSSA Major World Series.

The accomplishments of THE SHOP and its players resulted in several SHOP players being recognized by Louisiana USSSA and induction into this Hall of Fame. Myles Schexnayder, Butch Alleman, Danny Robichaux, Jody Hebert, Larry Fredieu, Bobby Cormier, and the late Terry Magee as well as tonights inductee Hal Harlan, have all been inducted over the past 16 years, including sponsor Joe Schillace.

The high point for Athletic Shop was their TOP EIGHT status in 1987, as they were recognized as being one of the top eight teams in the country. Unfortunately, Mr. Schillace passed away in May 1989 and ended the existence of THE SHOP.


[Back to Hall of Honor]