88-Year-Old Man Still Pitching Softball
Back in the Depression days of the 1930s, when Grand Prairie was not much more than that and an air field, young Troy Wammack beat a path to the local fields to meet up with buddies to play as much baseball as the sun would allow.
After his days at old Grand Prairie High, World War II, studies at SMU, a family life and professional career would all follow.
Through the cycle of life and when he was all grown up, Wammack found his way back to the diamond to meet up with new buddies.
He is now 88 and a pitcher and manager of the Fort Worth Senior Cats Gold softball team. For the past 25 years, he has been a member of the Metroplex Senior Citizens Softball Association.
Little did Wammack know in those early days that he had found his secret to longevity.
“I personally believe it’s added about 10 years to my life,” said Wammack, who retired from a bookkeeping and tax service business in 1999. “My business kept my mind active and softball has kept my body active.”