National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Year Inducted: 1976
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
BioOne of the original members of ASA, Hoffman served as Missouri ASA commissioner for more than 50 years, from 1933 until his death February 12, 1984.
From 1962-1963 he served as president of the ASA. Former chairman of the ASA Commissioner Appointment Committee and vice-chairman of the International Joint Rules Committee on Softball.
He was instrumental in helping to raise $1 million for the new Family YMCA in St. Joseph, MO. He was named membership secretary in 1927 and served in different capacities until he was named YMCA executive director in May, 1949. He served in that position until June of 1980.
He was past president of the Kiwanis Club of St. Joseph, held the position of club secretary from 1939-1974 and was honored for his 35 years of service when he resigned in 1974. Received a Kiwanis life membership in 1976. Was YMCA’s rep on the ASA National Council.
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