From the late sixties thru the mid seventies,
the softball team fielded by Westchester
Silents Club (New York) was the best in
the nation among these deaf teams. The
players got older and older, and there
were no new replacements. During these
years, there was no such a thing as a
national deaf slo-pitch tournament.
This concept became a reality in 1976,
and it came at the right time for
this aging team. They won the national
championship. It was to be their only
championship because the team faded out
of the picture in these ensuing years
because of age and retirement.