Legends of the Game - Nancy Oldham

May 11, 2017, 10:46 a.m. (ET)

 

In the early 1960s and 1970s, the Satellite Beach Comets streaked across the U.S. winning game after game in the Women's Slow Pitch division. Leading the way for them was Nancy Oldman, who received national acclaim playing third base and shortstop. Throughout her lengthy career with the Comets, Oldham was six times named an All-American. In 1969, she was named the MVP of the Women’s Major Slow Pitch National Championship after batting .500 to lead the Comets to a runner-up finish. The 1970 National Championship, which was held in Parma, Ohio, was one of the best in Nancy’s career as she batted .625 with five homers and 16 RBI in leading the Comets to a fifth-place finish. 

Although never a member of a National Championship team, Oldham played on teams that finished second three times and third twice. First selected as an All-American in 1965, she was named again in 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1972. In 1996, Nancy was inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame.

Legends of the Game - Nancy Oldham