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NABA HALL OF FAME 

Class of 2005

 

BOB ALLISON

 

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Vice President- NABA San Diego Adult Baseball League 1990-Present

Manager-San Diego Stars 18AAA & 28AA Teams

BOB JOINED THE AMERICAN DIAMOND ADULT BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, THE PRECURSOR TO THE NATIONAL ADULT BASEBALL ASSOCIATION AS A PLAYER IN THE SPRING OF 1987. IN 1988 HE FORMED HIS OWN TEAM CALLED THE STARS. BOB HAS SERVED AS THE SDABL VICE PRESIDENT FROM 1990 TO PRESENT. HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE FORMATION OF WHAT IS NOW THE SAN DIEGO ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUE, THE NATIONS LARGEST ADULT PROGRAM WITH 150 TEAMS. BOB HAS TAKEN AT LEAST 40 TEAMS TO NABA TOURNAMENTS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS AND REMAINS A LOYAL NABA SUPPORTER. BOB ALSO ASSISTED IN TAKING A TEAM TO CUBA IN 2003 WHICH PLAYED TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE ISLAND ON A GOOD WILL TOUR. BESIDES HIS VICE PRESIDENTS DUTIES, BOB FIELDS AN 18AAA AND A 28AA TEAM EVERY SUNDAY.

 FITTINGLY BOB WAS ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE NABA HALL OF FAME IN 2005.

 

RAY CRAWFORD

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President- Portland, Oregon NABA

League President of the year-1996

World Champions 1996- 18A Sequent Computers

World Champions- 2004 38A Portland Red sox

RAY CRAWFORD IS AN INAUGURAL MEMBER OF THE PORTLAND NABA FORMED IN 1992. DURING THAT SEASON RAY JOINED A COMMITTEE THAT SAVED THE UPSTART LEAGUE OF EIGHT TEAMS FROM FAILING. DUE TO HIS INSTRUMENTAL WORK WITH THE CITY OF PORTLAND TO SECURE FIELDS, RAY WAS NAMED LEAGUE PRESIDENT IN 1993. THAT YEAR SAW THE LEAGUE GROW TO TWELVE TEAMS AND TWO AGE DIVISIONS. IN 1994 RAY ATTENDED HIS FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND PLAYED FOR THE TITLE. SINCE THEN RAY HAS ATTENDED EVERY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND LEAGUE PRESIDENT√ĘS CONFERENCE THE NABA HAS HELD. NOT TO MENTION SENDING AS MANY AS 6 TEAMS A YEAR FROM HIS LEAGUE. RAY HAS PLAYED FOR THE RING 6 TIMES AND WON TWO. IN 1996, RAY WAS VOTED NABA LEAGUE PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR. IT WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE AWARD. LOCALLY, RAY WAS AWARDED THE CITY OF PORTLAND LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD IN 2000. RAY CURRENTLY RUNS ONE OF THE PREMIER LEAGUES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST HAVING GROWN HIS LEAGUE TO 19 TEAMS.

FITTINGLY, RAY WAS ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE NABA HALL OF FAME IN THE YEAR 2005 AND PRESENTING HIS PLAQUE IS FORMER PRO BASEBALL PLAYER "MATT WILLIAMS".

 

HOWARD ROLLIN

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Denver League President

Regional Administer to the Central Region NABA National Office

Founder Over 50 Baseball & Over 60 Baseball

National Director of the NABA Over 50 Baseball National Fun Tournament

HOWARD ROLLIN JOINED THE NABA AS A TEAM MANAGER IN 1993, THE NABA√ĘS INAUGURAL SEASON IN DENVER. IN 1994 HE CREATED AND BECAME COMMISSIONER OF THE DENVER 40 & OVER DIVISION. IN 1995, HOWARD ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY OF THE DENVER NABA LEAGUE GROWING IT FROM A FLEDGLING LEAGUE TO 43 TEAMS STRONG FORCING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MULTIPLE LEVELS OF PLAY WITHIN EACH AGE DIVISION DURING 1995-1997. IN 1998, HOWARD SAW THE NEED AND OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE IN DENVER A NABA OVER 50 BASEBALL LEAGUE WITH MODIFIED RULES TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEED OF THE MOST SENIOR PLAYER. BY 2003 THE LEAGUE HAD GROWN TO 12 TEAMS AND REMAINS THE LARGEST LEAGUE OF ITS KIND. WITH THE SUCCESS OF THE DENVER OVER 50 BASEBALL LEAGUE, HOWARD DEVELOPED WHAT HAS NOW BECOME THE NABA OVER 50 BASEBALL NATIONAL FUN TOURNAMENT IN LAS VEGAS, NV. 2004 SAW HOWARD ROLL OUT BOTH THE DENVER OVER 60 BASEBALL LEAGUE AND AN OVER 60 DIVISION IN THE NATIONAL FUN TOURNAMENT.  CAN OVER 70 BASEBALL BE FAR BEHIND? AS HOWARD ALWAYS SAYS "YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO PLAY THE REAL GAME".

 FITTINGLY, HOWARD WAS ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE NABA HALL OF FAME IN THE YEAR 2005 AND ACCEPTING HIS PLAQUE WITH HIM IS HIS WIFE AND ASSISTANT TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR "TILLY" IN PHOTO ABOVE.