Chickasaw Softball Legend Considered 'Unhittable' Named to Oklahoma Hall of Fame


Last updated 3/15/2014 at 12:41pm

Chickasaw Nation

Vernon Straughn was a great man who cared about others and helped them whenever he could.

ENID, Oklahoma-A Chickasaw athlete known for feats of brilliance on softball fields throughout Oklahoma and the nation was inducted into the Oklahoma Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame on January 25.

The honor bestowed upon Vernon Straughn came 58 years after his death from injuries sustained in a 1955 automobile accident. He was 43 when he died.

Straughn's inclusion in the hall of fame is a "dream come true" for his family, according to Straughn's 72-year-old son, Lance, who has worked tirelessly to bring recognition to his father. Straughn's pitching and hitting skills are legend...

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