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Elgin Masters league honors Wilson

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  • Bud Wilson yells "Play Ball" as he is honored with a trophy to thank him for starting and keeping the Elgin Masters Softball League running since 1984. The six-team league plays Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Elgin Sports Complex, and members of each team were present for the event. The league started its playoff tournament after Wilson threw out the first pitch Tuesday.

      Bud Wilson yells "Play Ball" as he is honored with a trophy to thank him for starting and keeping the Elgin Masters Softball League running since 1984. The six-team league plays Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Elgin Sports Complex, and members of each team were present for the event. The league started its playoff tournament after Wilson threw out the first pitch Tuesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Bud Wilson throws the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday to start the Elgin Masters Softball League playoff tournament. He was honored with a trophy to thank him for keeping the league together since starting it in 1984.

      Bud Wilson throws the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday to start the Elgin Masters Softball League playoff tournament. He was honored with a trophy to thank him for keeping the league together since starting it in 1984.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
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The Elgin Masters Softball League was started in 1984 by Bud Wilson, aka the commissioner.

Wilson was honored Tuesday night at the Elgin Sports Complex with an award that showed how the league has appreciated Wilson's hard work to keep the league viable through the years.

The league consists of six teams, with players ranging in age from 50 (the "kids") to players 70 and older.

All of the players have played baseball for many years, as evidenced by their knowledge of the game.

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