Richard Urbanski, Jr.

Urbanski believes that life is as a challenge that one must attack with diligence and tenacity. This belief has certainly been proven in Urbanski’s softball career. Beginning with Gaffie’s Gaffers at Cornell Park at fifteen, Bruins and concluding with the Budweiser Whips in 1984. Richard has won three National Championships, three ASA National Championships, has been named to seven ASA All-American teams, and to two USSSA All-American teams. He has also received MVP honors in nine different softball leagues. Richard was a member of the following ASA National Champions: the 1978 Bobcats, the 1983-‘84 Budweiser Whips. He feels that the two best teams were the 78 Bobcats and the ‘83 Whips who finished with 113 wins and 8 losses. Throughout his softball career, Rich averaged 160 games per season at shortstop. He started his working career in private industry and is currently working at his greatest professional achievement – Bureau Associate for the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Richard attended St Rose of Lima Grammar School and St. Rita High School where he played varsity basketball. He and his wife Susan will celebrate their tenth anniversary this year.