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Art Van Haren Sr.

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  • Year:1974
  • Category:Contributor - Other
  • Other:Charter Member
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The greatest umpire in Arizona softball history. Art Van Haren was always the man behind the plate for championship games, working in 20 national tournaments as umpire-in-chief. A vital spark in helping Arizona softball attain national prominence, his never-questioned impartiality earned him respect and admiration during a 43-year career which included more than 4.,500 games. A tireless worker, Van Haren worked 256 games one season calling balls and strikes for all levels of competition in both softball and baseball