Richard O. Wise, a native of Scenery Hill who is now a resident of Houston, pitched 12 no-hit games in a 25-year fast pitch softball career.

After graduation from Centerville High School, he played for a Fifth Army Division fast pitch squad and later pitched for Penn Commercial College, Washington Street, Alpine Club and Country Charcoal.

Wise, who was named several times to City and Industrial League all-star teams, had a 325-75 career pitching record with approximately 1,800 strikeouts, and played in tournaments in Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. He also pitched three games against the famed King and his Court squad.


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