1966 McCulloch Chainsaws
Karen Meats

Here’s another one of my favorite team names: the McCulloch Chain Saws from Eugene, Oregon. They had different sponsors over the years, but their name stemmed from the logging industry, as many Pacific Northwest teams’ did. They made it to the national softball tournament a couple of times in the mid-1960s. Then they lost their star pitcher, Nancy Welborn (the tall player in the middle of the back row), to the Orange, California Lionettes team. Welborn went on to win two national titles with the Lionettes and also played in Billie Jean King’s professional softball league in the mid-1970s.