John (The Head) Parisien
Year Inducted: 2012
John “The Head” Parisien is a multi sport athlete who would win several MVP awards, but it’s the softball diamonds where he made his real mark.
John started playing in the mid 1970’s, and by the mid 1980’s was leading the M&S Masterbuilders to the John Denneny League Championship.
His catching abilities were sought after, and many of the travelling teams of the era recruited him.
Known for his screaming line drives and towering home runs, John made five trips to the famed Ausable Forks Tournament from 1987 to 1992 where he was named to four straight All-Star teams while also winning the Alan Douglas Memorial Award for base hits four years running.
John was also a fixture on the Crate Ideas teams of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s winning his second Lions Club Sportsman of the Year Award for Softball in 1993.