William H. (Bucky) Buchanan of Washington will be honored for contributions to softball in the Washington area.

Buchanan, after military service in Europe in 1946, pitched for the Independent Club, which won seven city championships in succession.

He pitched eight no-hit games and was named to seven All-Star teams.

He later pitched for Washington Moose from 1954 through1958 with the team winning three consecutive city titles and the Western Pennsylvania Moose Association championship.Buchanan’s career as a pitcher in fast pitch ranks spanned 25 years with more than 300 wins.

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