1997 Manager: Frank Holan

Frank Holan

Frank Holan’s Miller Taggers team won the USSSA Major World 16-inch Title in 1990 and again in 1991. Holan was named All-Tournament Manager both years. He managed at 13 USSSA State Tournaments and 14 USSSA World Tournaments. Besides the two World Titles, the Taggers finished in the Final 8 eight other times.

Retired from softball as a player and coach in 1977, Holan’s sons asked him to coach their newly-formed team, one made up of faces he had seen many times across the dinner table when his sons had friends over for dinner.

Overall, Holan managed or played on 16-inch teams for 34 years, competing against most of the top 16-inch teams and players starting in the 1940s. His greatest thrill in softball, though, was winning his second USSSA World with his regular league team that featured his four sons in key roles.

Holan was an inaugural inductee into the new Chicago 16-Inch Hall of Fame in October of 1996.