As we close in on the Fourth of July, there’s a lot happening in the world of Wiffle®. The Oddball Sports train is rolling, leagues and tournaments are firing up across the country, and we are now less than three months from the 41st World Wiffle® Ball Championship – September 19-20, 2020 in Midlothian, Illinois.
The t-shirt that every player who plays in the World Wiffle® Ball Championship receives has been a constant for decades. We changed it up a little this year.
The front is a play off the Midlothian town seal, with a large Wiffle® ball in the middle, of course. Plus, can’t go wrong with a little red, white and blue.
The “41” on the back obviously signifies the upcoming 41st edition of the WWBC. But we specifically used the Route 41 logo as teams from Michigan to Florida, which Route 41 traverses, to pay tribute to the teams who come from around the nation to play in the World’s oldest Wiffle® tourney.
Sign up by August 15 to make sure that you get shirts with your entry.
As a reminder, you can still qualify for the free entry drawing if you register your team by July 15.
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Current Team: Clutch Players
First WWBC: 2004
Playing baseball most of his early days led Andy Sieradzki to Wiffle®. In 2004, Sieradzki entered his first World Wiffle® Ball Championship under a different team name. Not being able to produce a run and having to pay for one, Sieradski eventually helped form his current team, Clutch Players, the following year.
Clutch has since turned into one of the most consistent forces in the history of the WWBC, and Sieradzki has led the charge. An outstanding hitter that is always a tough out, Sieradzki really feels the game is won on the defensive side, and his terrific play in the field leads to more wins than losses.
Taking some lumps early, Sieradzki believes that hard work and consistency wiffling with his friends has made him a Player of the Decade candidate and, well…just clutch.
Current Team: Cult West Warriors
First WWBC: 1995
Champion: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Described by The Ringer as a cross between Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons, Scott Soos has been a household name in the Wiffle® community for years. Soos started wiffling in 1995, and has turned into one of the most feared hitters in the history of the WWBC.
Soos and his squad, Cult West, were forces to be reckoned with throughout the 2000s and early 2010s, but weren’t able find that final out on a Sunday in the WWBC until 2016. Since then, Cult West has become the gold standard of wiffleball with a perfect 33-0 record the last four years.
The most memorable of Cult West’s four titles to Soos: Danny Hernandez’s game-winning homer in extra innings in the 2019 championship game against the Maple City Magic. Humility from a true team player who will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game.
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