Considered by many to have been the greatest all-around softball player in Arizona history. Larry Walker extended his talents to include managing, organizing and promoting Arizona softball for nearly a quarter of a century. As a player, Larry was a leading hitter, infielder and superlative base runner for the original Funk Jewels of Phoenix and competed in six national tournaments, including 1938 when the legendary Jewels won the national title. Larry organized, managed and coached the Phoenix A-1 Queens to national prominence in women’s softball, winning five national crowns during a 22-year career. He founded the National Softball Congress, later merged with International Softball Congress.