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National Softball Hall of Fame Member

Bill Humphrey



Year Inducted: 1987
Hometown: Midland, MI
Category: Umpire

Bio
One of the original founders of the ASA National Umpire School in 1980, Humphrey umpired from 1953-1984 and served as a member of the ASA National Umpire staff from 1977-1990. He umpired in the Menís Major Fast Pitch National and the Menís Modified Pitch National in 1975, and the Menís Major Fast Pitch All-Star Series a year later. He was the UIC for the 1978 and 1981 U.S. Olympic Festivals and the 1979 Pan American Games Trials. He umpired the 1981 NAIA College World Series, the 1983 Division One NCAA World Series, World Games One (1981) and the 1984 ISF Menís World Championship in Midland, MI. He was ISF certified in 1979, and served as Great Lakes Regional director from 1988-1996. He was the Michigan Amateur Softball Association commissioner from 1990-2000 and executive director of the Michigan Amateur Softball Association from 1987-2000. Served as president of the ASA from 1997-1998 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1988-2000. In April of 2000, Humphrey accepted a position as director of membership services at the ASA national office and remained in that position until retiring June 1, 2002. Humphrey has a B.S. degree in recreation from Michigan State University. Is a member of the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame (1992) and the Michigan ASA Hall of Fame (1982). In 2007 was named one of the 52 most influential in officiating history by Referee Magazine. Humphrey was born March 18, 1939.


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