Tatum Edwards had an outstanding career at Nebraska. Her awards and accomplishments could fill this page. On the mound, she was 70-28 and she hit .297 over her four years.
Her National Pro Fastpitch career started with the Pennsylvania Rebellion. After one season, she was traded with sister Taylor to the Bandits. During her two seasons with the Bandits, she was used as a pitcher, outfielder and designated hitter. She was a favorite of the fans, including me. Her walking handstands always got the crowd cheering, but so did her overall enthusiasm.
Tatum was a pleasure to watch, but even more to know. I had the honor of interviewing her a couple times. She was always fun, ready and insightful.
After Taylor was traded to the Scrapyard Dawgs, Tatum announced her retirement from the NPF. Seeing Tatum on another team would have been hard, but not seeing her in action at all will be sad. It's a loss for the league and the fans.
I am sure Tatum will succeed wherever her life takes her. She's dedicated, smart, funny and great with people. I wish her a lot of luck. I hope to see her sometime at the ballpark. I thank her for her time, consideration and for contributing to two NPF championships with the Bandits. Tatum Edwards, you will be missed!
Tatum Edwards and me in Rosemont, IL-June 2016.