Sue Hemingway-Forbes has been playing softball in Midland for 35 years. Hemingway-Forbes’ career began at the age of 13 at Central Intermediate school where she was named MVP and Most Valuable Offensive Player. While playing for Midland High School (1978-80), she was named to the Saginaw Valley All-League team each year. In 1980, she was named MVP of Saginaw Valley All-League softball team, and received the Midland Daily News Award as the area’s leading hitter and was named Second Team All-State.
Following her high school career, Hemingway-Forbes played travel softball with Girl Friday and the Midland Reds. In 1982, while playing for Girl Friday, she was named First Team All-American at the national tourney held in Grand Junction, Colorado. While with the Midland Reds in 1986, she played in a national tourney held in Midland, where she received Second Team All-American honors. Some of the highlights of Hemingway-Forbes’ fast pitch career included playing against the U.S. Women’s Pan American Team as well as the Japanese Women’s All-Star Team.
Hemingway-Forbes was a member of the 1999 Class D State Championship Team, where she batted .821. She has played in six co-ed national tournaments and participated in a 35+ National Women’s team.
In 2003, Hemingway-Forbes was inducted into the Michigan Amateur Softball Association (MASA) Hall of Fame.