Cincinnati Suds

From Ohio History Central

The Cincinnati Suds was a men's professional softball team from Cincinnati, Ohio. The squad was a founding member of the American Professional Slow Pitch League (APSPL) and played four seasons (1977-1980) in that league. The Cincinnati Suds then joined the United Professional Softball League (UPSL) for the 1981 and 1982 seasons as a founding member of this organization.

In the Cincinnati Suds' first season, the team won thirty and lost twenty-five games, finishing third in the league's Central Division. The next season, the Suds won forty games and lost twenty-four, finishing first in the league's Central Division. The Suds lost in the second round of the playoffs. In the 1979 season, the Suds finished second in its division with a record of thirty-four wins and thirty losses. The team lost in the first round of the playoffs this season. During the Suds' final season in the APSPL, the team finished next to last in the league, with a record of twenty-two wins and forty-two losses.

At the end of the 1980 season the APSPL and the North American Softball League merged together to create the United Professional Softball League. The Suds won the Western Division in its first season (1981) in the UPSL, winning forty-three and losing fifteen games. The team lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs. In the 1982 season, the Suds finished second in the Central Division, losing in the first round of the playoffs. With the UPSL's demise at the end of the 1982 season, the Cincinnati Suds disbanded.

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