Harrison, Walter "Cobbie"

Inducted: 2010

Harrison, Walter "Cobbie"

Louisville, Kentucky

One of the best all-around athletes to graduate from Louisville Male High School, Cobbie pitched five no-hitters in baseball and played on two consecutive State Champions in football. Drafted by the Minnesota Twins, he played four years of A & AA baseball.

He began his great softball career in 1970 after serving with the Army in Vietnam & Korea. He played five years with Louisville powerhouse, Jiffy Club, in which he was three times named first-team ASA Open All-American including in 1972 when he was the leading hitter, batting .906, hitting twelve home runs, and helping to lead the team to the National Championship. He was the first player signed by the Kentucky Bourbons (Professional Softball League) and played and/or managed for six years in which he won many honors including being named All-Pro.

He went on to manage several World or National Champions in various softball organizations. He has established himself as one of the great hitters in slow-pitch softball history and one of its outstanding managers. We are proud and privileged to be able to induct Walter “Cobbie” Harrison into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame.