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2014 NAFA World Series Book Ready To Order

Monday, August 17th, 2015

YUCAIPA, Calif. – The North American Fastpitch Association celebrated its 22nd year hosting men’s and young men’s (age 23-Under) championship tournaments in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois in 2014.

After covering and photographing the World Series, I wrote a book about it entitled, “2014 NAFA Men’s Fastpitch World Series”.

THE BOOK INCLUDES

  • Over 200 photos
  • Championship game stories of the AA-Major, AA, A-Major, A and 23-Under divisions
  • Feature stories of players and managers, who have helped make the game as great as it is.
  • Hall of Fame stories and listing of members from 1997 to 2014
  • NAFA World Series records and amazing accomplishments by incredible players
  • Listing of NAFA 10 and 20-year anniversary players, “the best of the best”
  • Masters World Series results
  • Wood Bat World Series results
  • You can preview the book and if you like what you see, you can order a PDF or a softcover book (8 1/2 x 11) with semigloss pages from the publisher, Blurb (Online only) from the menu below.

    Click on the SHOPPING CART in the menu to visit my Blurb page.

    NAFA World Series Fast Approaching, Please Review Information

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
    The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players - from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

    The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players – from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

    DAYTON, OR – The NAFA World Series starts in 17 days with over 125 teams from throughout North America competing for championships in several divisions.

    For tournament dates, registering teams, hotel contacts, and complete information, visit the NAFA website: 2015 NAFA World Series

      NAFA WORLD SERIES MOST RECENT TOURNAMENTS
  • Julys 25-26
    Lower Midwest Wood Bat National in Newton, Kansas
  • Aug. 1-2
    Native American World Series in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • August 1-2
    Open World Series in Seattle, Washington (Fife)
    Host Hotel Quality Inn 800-422-3051
  • For information about the Quad Cities where the AA, A-Major, A, and 23-Under divisions will be played, visit Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

    NAFA Executive Director
    Benjie Hedgecock
    (505) 559-5398 cell
    nafafastpitch@gmail.com

    NAFA returning to “Softball Town”

    Thursday, February 5th, 2015
    NAFA returns to the Quad Cities after a very successful World Series in 2014. Photo By BOB OTTO

    NAFA returns to the Quad Cities after a very successful World Series in 2014. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – The Quad Cities has been a hot bed of men’s fastpitch for decades. The cities of Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa have served as host cities for state, regional and national tournaments for both the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)and the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament.

    And in 2014, the Quad Cities added the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) to its long list of men’s fastpitch tournaments. Over 120 teams from the U.S., Canada and Japan played fastpitch from Aug. 7-17 and Sept. 4-7 battling for championships in 11 divisions, including five in the AA-Major, AA, A-Major, A, 23-Under Young Men’s, and six in the Masters (35-Over, 40-Over, 45-Over, 50-Over, 55-Over, and 60-Over).

    The games were played at the Milt Hand Softball Complex within the Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, and Campbell Sports Complex in Rock Island. Both excellent facilities for softball.

    NAFA executives, players and fans, praised the facilities and the legions of volunteers for making the World Series one of the best in the history of NAFA.

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    “The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Quad Cities Sports Commission and The City of Moline were thrilled to add the 2014 NAFA World Series and Master’s East Championships to this distinguished list of tournaments,” said Lynn Hunt, Vice President of Sales at the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. “NAFA is all about the athletes’ experience, and our local organizing committee worked to deliver a great environment for the teams and their fans.”

    So it comes as no surprise that NAFA wanted to return to the Quad Cities for the 2015 World Series.

    “We are looking forward to 2015,” Hunt said. “New lights were installed this fall, and its just getting better here in Softball Town!”

    The World Series begins with the A-Major Division on Aug. 6-9, continues with the A Division, Aug. 13-16; AA Division, Aug. 14-16; 23-Under, Aug. 14-16, and concludes Sept. 11-13 with the East Masters Division.

    For the latest information, visit NAFA Fastpitch and the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau