USA Softball Region 9

Bill Boyer


2010 - Player - Outfield

Association: Seattle/Tacoma

National Hall of Fame Member

One of five former Pay 'n Pak players in the National Softball Hall of Fame, Boyer was as exciting a player as there was during the 1980s and 1990s with his outstanding speed on the base paths and his hustling outfield play. His all-out, full throttle type of play helped teams win seven ASA Major Fast Pitch National Championships between 1983-and 1995. Pay'n Pak of Seattle won in 1985-1987 and Penn Corp of Sioux City, IA won in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993. In the process, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Boyer (nicknamed The Whip) earned ASA All-American honors seven times: four first team, one second team and two third team. In 1989, in addition to being a first-team All-American, Boyer was named tournament MVP. Boyer played in at least 10 ASA national champions and had a .261 batting average. Three times Boyer played in ISF World Championships (1988, 1992 and 1996) and had a .465 batting average with 46 hits in 99 at-bats, driving in 14 runs and scoring 35. He played in his only Pan American Games in 1995 in Parana, Argentina and batted .306 as the USA came up short against Canada in the gold medal game losing 2-1. Seven times Boyer played in the U.S. Olympic Festival and had a .338 batting average with 49 hits in 145 at-bats. His five homers in the 1993 Festival in San Antonio, TX is a Festival record. Besides Pay 'n Pak and Penn Corp, Boyer also played for National Health Care Discount, Ski Tavern, Colonial Cedar and the Gateway 2000 Soos before retiring after the 1996 season. In 1986, he received the Inspirational Chapman Award from the Seattle Softball Hall of Fame and four years later was inducted. Boyer is a graduate of Auburn, WA High School where he starred in football, basketball and baseball. He resides in Sumner, WA and was born June 10, 1960 in Renton, WA. Boyer was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 2003.