Norman Hanna

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Hannah was a softball umpire with a 50 year career which took him to 17 states & three South Pacific areas. He worked high school, college, military service and national level games, including
the Inter-Service Championship game in 1972 and the National Amateur Softball Association Championship in 1973 (served as crew chief, working the title game at 1st base). His career started at
Aberdeen Proving ground in 1942, and began his ASA career in Delaware in 1949. Norman served as the state’s Umpire-In-Chief 1967-77 and conducted many clinics throughout the State. In 1974 the ASA
National Umpire-In-Chief picked him to serve as an umpire instructor on a 30-day tour of military bases in Hawaii, Okinawa and Japan. He served 10 years on the DSSAA Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball State
Tournament Committee, four years as acting State Softball Commissioner in regional tournaments, President of the Delaware Softball Umpires’ Association for three years, and assignor for 10 years.The
Delcastle Park Softball Complex is named for him as is Delaware’s annual Umpires Tournament..



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