Fred A. Mason

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Fred A. Mason was a four sport athlete at Howard High School in 1952-55, was selected All State in 1953 and set a state record in basketball as a senior scoring 66 points in one game – never going
to the foul line. Mason played three years semi-pro baseball with Parkway starting in 1956 with a combined batting average of .413. He signed with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959, but was drafted and
spent two years in the Army. In 1961 he was signed by the Phillies and played at Elmira, NY (1961), Miami, Fl (1962) and Spartanburg, S.C. (1963). In 340 games, Mason batted .295 with 190 RBIs and
110 extra base hits. He played on All- Star teams in 1962 and 1963. He returned to Parkway in 1964, batted a combined .359 over four seasons. Mason resumed his softball interest with Delaware Park’s
fast pitch team in 1964, and switched to slow pitch when that game arrived in Delaware. His career peaked as player/coach for Delaware-CLIFCO softball team. They played along the eastern seaboard
from 1987-88 with great success. Mason coached baseball at Brandywine College (now Widener), then went to Delaware Technical Community College where he studied and coached. He was inducted into the
“Who’s Who’ of America’s Junior Colleges”. He is a member of the Grassroots Softball Umpires’ Association and was Assignor for Board #11 IAABO basketball officials. Mason was inducted into the
Delaware Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1999.



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