About Herbie The Hebe
Herbie The Hebe is a legendary Jewish softball odds
maker who emigrated to the USA in
1942 from his native Turkmenistan.
While out working the fields trying to build a new life for his family in his
new hometown of Oskaloosa, Iowa, he noticed some overweight men
hitting a big ball with a stick. He was fascinated, and hooked for
Since that time, Herbie
has travelled the world learning everything possible about this crazy game
they call 'Softball'. Herbie's blind pursuit
of this passion (some may say obsession), cost Herbie
everything and everyone that was dear to him. The Hebe finally settled in
in 1985, alone and penniless. Nobody has seen him since, but rumor has it
that he has taken up residence in a crudely burrowed out dwelling that exists
below the floorboards of the Eddy J. Park equipment shed.
One thing we do know for sure about Herbie The Hebe: His softball odds
making abilities are unmatched!