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National Softball Hall of Fame Member

John Deaver



Year Inducted: 1988
Hometown: Louisville, KY USA
Category: Commissioner

Bio
Served as Kentucky ASA commissioner from 1933-1963 and was eighth president of the ASA from 1955-1956. Was the first president of the ASA to receive presidential recognition in organizing National Softball Week during the Eisenhower administration. Helped organize the first ASA National Slow Pitch Tournament in Cincinnati, OH in 1953 and was overall director of second ASA Slow Pitch National Tourney in 1954 in Louisville, KY. One of the original members of the ASA, he had a career as the registrar of the Louisville Scottish Rite after retiring from softball.


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