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National Softball Hall of Fame Member

Al Bishop

Year Inducted: 1979
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Category: Commissioner

Involved in ASA 45 years and served as Georgia ASA commissioner from 1946-1978. A 1944 graduate of the University of Alabama and a 1928 graduate of Georgia Tech, he conducted five nationals, 28 regionals and more than 1,000 state tourneys during his career as a commissioner. Served as district commissioner for nine years before becoming state commissioner in 1946. Was a member of the International Joint Rules Committee on Softball 22 years. Served two years as regional vice-president. Was employed by the city of Marietta, GA for 30 years before retiring as director of the Marietta Parks and Recreation in 1970. The Al Bishop Softball Complex on County Farm Road in West Cobb was dedicated to Bishop in 1979. He was a charter member of the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association. He passed away December 19, 1983 of natural causes at age 79. He was born in 1904.

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