2x Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Champion
10x American Softball Association (ASA) All-American
Fast Pitch Softball
John Spring was born in Flint, Michigan. At age 19, he made his USA Softball National Championship debut by throwing a three-hit shutout for Briggs Beautyware of Detroit against Cincinnati. This was the start of a great career, as Spring established himself as one of the greatest fastpitch softball pitchers of all-time, winning 483 games while losing just 62, while being named an American Softball Association (ASA) 10-time All-American. Spring was a mainstay for Briggs when it won Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Titles in 1952 and 1953 and was named the 1953 Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship MVP. He was also a member of National Championship teams in 1955, 1958 and 1965. After Briggs disbanded in 1954, Spring joined the Raybestos Cardinals where he won 209 games against 35 losses, before finishing his career with the Aurora, Illinois Sealmasters from 1963 to 1965 where he was 76 – 5. John Spring was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. He passed away on May 4, 2014 at 83 years of age.