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Discussion: SSUSA Hall of Famer Gene "Doc" Metcalf Passes Away
|March 12, 2013|
|SSUSA Hall of Famer Gene "Doc" Metcalf Passes Away|
Senior Softball USA is saddened to report that Gene "Doc" Metcalf has passed away in Sun Lakes, Arizona, at the age of 80. Doc was inducted into the Senior Softball USA Hall of Fame in the special category of "Senior Softball Ambassador" in 2012.
Doc was a key member of teams that won five major World or National Championships and has been an ambassador for the sport for the better part of the last decade, including promotion in a full-length film that helped launch the sport in Japan. He began playing senior softball in Arizona when he moved to the Phoenix area to retire 23 years ago.
“He not only played, but helped establish the Sun Lakes Senior Softball League and made a name for himself on the national tournament circuit with sharp humor and more than a little skill,” said Terry Hennessy, SSUSA's C.E.O., at the time of Doc's Hall of Fame induction.
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