Softball legend Stacy May-Johnson has come out of playing retirement for a second time and has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bandits for the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch season.
May-Johnson’s signing is the Bandits’ second major announcement recently involving one of the game’s greats, after announcing Sharonda McDonald as the team’s new head coach last week.
This is May-Johnson’s second so-called “un-retirement”, after she came out of retirement in 2011 and helped lead the Bandits to a league championship that same year. She joins a Bandits team that looks to defend their back-to-back league championships during the 2017 season.
May-Johnson was a second-round draft pick by the Bandits in 2006 and earned the league’s Rookie of the Year award and earned two Most Valuable Player awards through the course of her professional career.
A mother of two, May-Johnson has spent several seasons on the college coaching ranks and is currently a member of the coaching staff at Purdue.