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Rubinoff, Marty

Fastpitch Solfball- 1991

Through the 1970s and early 1980s, Marty Rubinoff was the most feared fast-pitch softball slugger on the West Coast. He pitched, DH'd, played first base and outfield on some of the top teams in American fast-pitch softball.

In 1982, Rubinoff lead the Camarillo Kings of the Western Softball Conference to their second consecutive International Softball Congress World Championship. The Kings repeat victory marked the first time in 20 years that a team had won back-to-back titles. Rubinoff was team leader in homeruns and runs-batted-in.

That same year, Rubinoff set a National record by homering in four consecutive plate appearances, enroute to carrying the Kings to the Southern California State Championship. During the 1982 off-season, the American slugger played and coached in New Zealand, and was one of the first Americans ever to compete in the New Zealand National Championship Game.

In 1985, Marty's bat carried the USA Team to a gold medal in the first-ever Maccabiah Games fast-pitch softball competition. In twenty official at-bats, Marty banged-out ten doubles and four singles for a remarkable .700 batting average. Moreover, nine of his two-base hits were on consecutive plate appearances. He also pitched a pair of Maccabiah victories, giving up just four hits in 13 innings.

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