Charles “Gene” Schaen

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In 1997 Charles “Gene” Schaen was elected to the Senior Softball Hall of Fame. In 2001 Gene was also elected to the Delaware Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame. Gene was a player/coach
who appeared in the following tournaments: Men’s Fast pitch: 21 ASA state Championships, 20 ASA regional Tournaments, one  ICS World Tournament. Men’s Slow Pitch: eight NASCS World Series
appearances, four SSUSA World Championship appearances, eight International World Championships, and seven Senior Players World Championships. In addition, Gene was rated one of the top basketball
referees in Delaware with DSMHOF inductees Lou Moser and Joe Kane. He officiated from 1956 to1977. Gene was president of Board #11 IABBO in 1975-1976. He worked in the Eastern Professional League
from 1962-1967. Gene officiated many Delaware Blue Bombers games, and also refereed many Delaware state high school tournament games including championship games. Gene played basketball at Newark
High from 1944-1946, serving as captain in 1946. While in the U.S. Navy, he was named to the 1947 All-Tournament team in Yokohama, Japan and All Far-East Team. While at the University of Tennessee,
Gene played basketball and was a starter in 1948. In the semi-pro Susquehanna League basketball league from 1949-1951, Gene was on the All Tournament team each year and earned a pro tryout with the
Baltimore Bullets. In baseball, Gene captained Newark High School in 1946, led Post #10 to American Legion titles in 1944 and 1945, and later played in the Susquehanna Semipro League. Gene signed
with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1949.



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