Kurt Uidal

Kurt Uidl’s competitive softball career began in 1979 and ended in 2001 with a national championship while playing for the Miller 45s. During those years, he was a valuable member of teams that won four ASA or USSSA National championships, and he played in places as close as Mt. Prospect and as far away as Kingman Arizona and South Dakota. He started with the Park Rats and then moved to Custom Tape, staying with them until 1984 when he joined up with the Turtles. While with the Turtles he earned the most valuable player award in Evanston in 1986. The next year with the Turtles he took second place in the ASA Nationals Homerun Hitting Contest. He played with Bud North in 1988 and ’89, helping them to a second place finish at the ASA Nationals and the championship at Forest Park. In 1990 and ’91 he played for the J-Birds and March Manufacturing. He won his first national title in 1992 when he switched to the Rabbits and helped them win the USSSA Nationals. In 1997, while playing with the Splinters (he joined them in 1994), he helped them to the ASA National title; he did the same in 1998 with Lettuce and again in 2001 with the Millers 45s. He was named as 2nd Team catcher in the All Classic League in Mt. Prospect and received 1st and 2nd All-American Team honors at the ASA tournaments. He retired from softball when his first son was born. Now he enjoys coaching his two sons, Cody and Bradley.