Mizuno's own Larry Brushett was inducted into the USSSA National Hall of Fame earlier this month. We congratulate Larry on his success and admire his dedication to both Mizuno and USSSA.
USSSA Today's Kayla Shimoda writes:
As Softball Promotions Manager for Mizuno, Larry partners closely with USSSA within the softball and fast-pitch markets. He has been working with the organization for a number of years and was elected to initiate a fast-pitch foot¬print for USSSA within the market. Larry also participated in the development of Comfort Lite Protective Equipment, the first protective catcher’s gear that was specifically designed and created for the female athlete. He also worked on the development of female specific batters helmets and has sponsored and worked with the Women’s Professional Softball League since it’s creation. Larry assisted with the development of the USA Olympic Team batter helmets in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and worked with the development of the Hollywood Impact Base used by Parks and Recreation departments throughout the country. Larry pitched fast-pitch competitively until the age of 50 and has won the USSSA Achievement Award.
When asked how it feels to be a USSSA Hall of Fame inductee, Larry adds, “It is an incredible honor and truly humbling to be considered, and then nominated and chosen. When you look at the Hall of Fame, you look at players and statis¬tics so it’s humbling to be an inductee since I’ve dedicated my career to help players and organizations achieve their goals.” Larry also tells us that it makes him happy to be a part of USSSA and help give advice and direct efforts towards the sport. “For me, it’s really been the mindset of getting out of life, what you can help others achieve too.”