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Marlin Boom’s passion and dedication earns passage into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

BOOM FASTPITCH FAMILY: Marlin Boom, center, surrounded by his family, was inducted into the Minnesota Sports Federation Softball Hall of Fame on Oct. 29, 2016. Courtesy Photo.

ELLSWORTH, Minn. – Fastpitch success has embraced brothers Chad and B.J. Boom in bountiful ways. They’ve played throughout the United States and traveled to foreign lands playing the game they love.

Chad was selected All-World three-times in the ISC World Tournament. And in 2015, B.J. was inducted into the North American Fastpich Association Hall of Fame. It doesn’t get much better than that.

But if you ask the brothers how this was all possible, they would answer in one word: “Dad”

Dad would be Marlin Boom, whose passion for fastpitch matches anyone who ever stepped on a softball field.

And he passed that passion on to his sons.

“I can remember as a little boy Dad hitting me and Chad thousands of fly balls and grounders at Ellsworth ballpark,” said B.J., now 38 who started playing at 7. “I can remember all the time and effort he put in to being as good a player as he was. He was a visual example for me.”

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