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Twin Cities fastpitch scene could use more Buzz Connors

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

…One girl told me, ‘if he plays slowpitch, I’m going to leave him.’” –George Connor


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ST. PAUL, MINN – A dead arm was the best thing that ever happened to George “Buzz” Connor’s ball playing career.

Back in 1969, the then 36-year-old Connor’s baseball pitching arm went dead. He had nothing left overhand. The solution? Start whipping the ball underhand.

“My arm just went dead pitching baseball,” said Connor. “My catcher Hap Holmgren said, ‘you’re going to start throwing softball.’”

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