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National Softball Hall of Fame Member

Nick Frannicola

Year Inducted: 1980
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Category: Meritorious Service

Was involved with ASA since its founding in 1933. Served as New Jersey deputy commissioner under Gene Martin from 1933-1940. Was Eastern Area vice president from 1967-1968. Was chairman of the ASA Umpires Committee from 1965-1977. Was inducted into New Jersey State Hall of Fame in 1971 and Newark Hall of Fame in 1978. Gave numerous clinics, including the first Armed Forces Softball Clinic overseas in 1950. Taught at Holy Trinity in Westfield, NJ, then spent three years in Army. Obtained a Masterís degree at Seton Hall (1948 ) and spent 32 years as physical education instructor at Woodridge High School, Woodridge, NJ. Also officiated high school and college basketball games. Was appointed Metro Newark UIC in 1946. Was softball director of Newark Recreation Department from 1947-1968. Was named Newark Metro commissioner in 1962. His son, Angelo, replaced him as Metro Newark commissioner in 1981. Passed away at age 73 September 26, 1983. He was born September 9, 1910.

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