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National Softball Hall of Fame Member

O.W. (Bill) Smith

Year Inducted: 1986
Hometown: Bennington, NE
Category: Commissioner

Former Nebraska ASA commissioner from 1967-1998. Served as president of the ASA from 1990-91. Director of the National Softball Centennial celebration. Director of softball for Explorer Olympics for eight years. Inducted into Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame in 1980. Vice chairman of JO Committee for 10 years. Former chairman of the JO Committee (1989). Served three terms as regional vice-president. Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest for outstanding community service. Honorary member of the Indiana ASA Hall of Fame. Alternate delegate to the USOC House of Delegates meeting three years. Awarded a life membership in the Nebraska PTA Congress for outstanding service to youth recreation and sports. Former member of the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Elected to ISF Hall of Fame in 2001. Bill passed away on April 23, 2012.

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