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Cedric L. Austin

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  • Year:1976
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As director of sports for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department in 1934, his enthusiastic support and dedicated leadership of men’s and women’s softball were major factors in Phoenix becoming the Softball Capital of the World 1935 to 1957. He led the fight for lighting the city’s first softball diamond at University Park and was instrumental in lighting may other fields. He proved to be one of Arizona’s best softball umpires, serving in this capacity some 11 years. As superintendent of Phoenix Parks and Recreation from 1947 until his retirement in 1969, he arranged for the department to co-sponsor annual national softball tournaments for men and women.