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Discussion: Passing of "The Franchise"

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June 30, 2009
47 posts
Passing of "The Franchise"
I'm sad to report that Harold "The Franchise" DuPont passed away this last Friday. Harold planned Senior Softball for 18 years with US Pallet, Chicago Classics, and most recently the Budweiser Major Plus team. Harold loved tournament ball and wanted to play every inning of every game and usually did. He was not the best hitter, fielder, or runner, but he did all three very, very well and rarely got hurt despite playing all out. He was a great teammate and friend and a pleasure to coach. To the DuPont family we pass on our sincere condolences. Rest well "Franchise"!!
June 30, 2009
37 posts
The Players and Families of Doubleplay Softball Club send Prayers and Condolences to the DuPont Family and the Budwiser Team

Paul Smit
Doubleplay Softball
Southern California
June 30, 2009
Men's 60
106 posts
To the DuPont family and friends of "The Franchise", the players and families of the Top Gun III Softball Club extend our prayers and condlences.

Kevin Evans
Top Gun III Softball
June 30, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
95 posts
I met and had the honor to play indoor with Harold this winter. 1 very fine ball player and 1 very fine Gentleman. I'm a better person for getting to know him. Harold, May God Look Over You Larry(Lazer)Vogel Coors Light
July 21, 2009
1 posts
This was really nice to come across. My sister and I were on the phone looking for address simultaneously. We read through the posts together. Thank you for taking the time to write such nice things, for the prayers, and everything else.

Rest in Peace, Dad....we miss you so much!

"The Franchise" daughter, Shirley

P.S. How did Dad get the nickname "The Franchise"?
July 23, 2009
Men's 70
11 posts
suregurl I know the story of how the FRANCHISE received his nickname. Contact me at and I will send the info to you. I was a teammate and traveled with him. We all miss him.
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