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  1. Justin Colombo says:

    Never played against Bill, but have got to play in the Hingham league tourney a number of times over the years. Love playing out there. Such a great atmosphere. A lot of good players have played in that tourney. Best announcer in the game is out there.

  2. Bob says:

    I grew up in a small Minnesota town (Wanamingo) which at the time had a population under 500 in the 1960s; it’s grown to around 1,000 now. So I could identify with Hingham fastpitch. We never had a pitcher in our league near Bill Hopeman’s caliber, but Wanamingo did have a five-team, competitive league. Fastpitch softball was a popular sport with the town folks and with the farming community that surrounded the little village. On game nights, being at the ball park watching the local teams play with ball players nearly everyone knew, was a popular fan activity. So, yeah, I really could identify with Hingham fastpitch. Here’s a tip-of-the-hat to Jerrod Dulmes, who gave me great information about the league, about Bill Hopeman, about the Hingham Athletic Association, and some history about the town. Thank you Jerrod.

  3. Jerrod says:

    Great article, Bob! Thank you for capturing it. Many people have been commenting on it.

  4. Bob says:

    Thank you for the compliment Jerrod, and I’m happy that people like it. You’re doing a great job keeping the sport going in Hingham.

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