Bill “Willie” Massuci

Bill Massuci played during some of softball’s most competitive decades, with some of the best teams of the era. In the ‘60s, ‘70s and early ‘80s, Bill played with top teams such as the Stompers, Rogues, Sobies and Otto’s. He earned a reputation as one of the best shortstops and short centers of his time, while posting a lifetime batting average over 660 and averaging 30 home runs a season. His hitting and defensive skills earned him tournament MVP titles at James Park, Rolling Meadows and Sayre. Bill was named to five major All Tournament Teams, including the Windy City Tournament, and the ASA Nationals in 1973, ‘77, ‘78 and 1983. Following the 1983 season, Bill Massuci retired from softball. In 2001, Bill lived in Wayne, Illinois with his wife, Rosanne and daughters Marissa and Alexandrea.