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NSA Hall of Fame: Phillip “Phil” Hardy (2016)

CATEGORY: Player

YEAR INDUCTED: 2016

Phillip “Phil” Hardy has been an amazing athlete in the game of softball.  He made difficult plays look simple and easy and is one of the best clutch hitters to play the game.  Phil began playing in the NSA tournaments in 1983.  Phil’s team, Murph’s Boys Class A, played in the very first NSA Qualifier in 1983 and Phil’s storied career has never looked back. 

During his NSA career, Phil has amassed 7 State Championships; 2 National Regional All Tournament Teams; 2 All World Tournament Teams; 4 National Tournament MVP Awards; 3 Highest Batting Average Awards on the National and World lever; 1 COED World Series Championship and at the age of 51, Phil played with the Kentucky Steel Erectors that won the 2014 NSA Super Elite World Series.

It is estimated that Phil has played in over 10,000 softball games in his career that began in 1981.  As of November 10, 2016, Phil can still be found on the playing field.

On November 10, 2016, Phillip “Phil” Hardy was inducted into the NSA Sports Hall of Fame in the Player Category.