Wish Pittman Accepting His HOF Induction From Bill Barron
2014 SOFTBALL NL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: WISH PITTMAN (ATHLETE)
Aloysius (Wish) Pittman, a native of Fox Harbour began his playing career in Placentia.
In 1976, Wish played on the Placentia midget team that win the Provincial Midget Championship.
In 1975 and 1977, he was a member of the Fox Harbour Junior Team that captured the Placentia Junior League Title.
In 1978 and 1979, Wish played on the Placentia Inter-Town All-Star Team that represented NL at the Canadian Junior Nationals. At the 1978 tournament he was named to the All-League Team at 3B. His Placentia team also won the Provincial Junior Championship in 1979.
In 1981, he played on the NL team at the Canada Summer Games that finished with a 3-3 record and 9th Place Overall.
Wish played in the St. John’s Senior League for 16-years (1981-1995 & 2005) and played for 4 teams over that span: Canada Games (1981), Molson (1981-1984). Labatt Blues (1985-1995) and Impact Signs (2005).
Career Regular Season Batting Stats:
384GP, 288H-1171AB, .246BA, 155R, 21D, 14T, 2HR, 88RBI
Career Playoff Batting Stats:
85GP, 48H-239AB, .201BA, 21R, 3D, 2T, 1HR, 6RBI
During his 16-year career, Wish was a member of 1 Senior League Championship Team (1984-Molson) and was named to the All-League Team in 1982 & 1986.
He was a member of 3 St. John’s Day Tournament Championship Teams: 1982-Molson and 1987 & 1992-Labatt Blues.
He played with 3 Provincial Senior Championship Teams: 1982-Molson and 1985 & 1990-Labatt Blues.
Wish represented NL at 11 Senior Men’s Nationals from 1982 to 2005. He played with the follow teams: Stoke Angels (1982), St. John’s Capitals (1983 & 1985), Venice Pizzeria (1986 & 1987), Green Sleeves (1988, 1989, 1992 & 1995), Labatt Blues (1990) and Impact Signs (2005). He won 3 Senior National Medals (2 Silver: 1995 & 2005 and 1 Bronze: 1989).
A steady hitter, a slick fielding shortstop and a great team player. The fact he was selected to play on so may Provincial Teams is a true testament to his overall playing ability.