The Alabama Amateur Softball Association began inaugurating members into the Hall of Fame on March 7, 1992. It began in Montgomery, Alabama, with 15 inductees.
A Hall of Fame Trust was formed in the fall of 2005 to operate the Alabama ASA Hall of Fame in future years. The legal TRUST DOCUMENT has been duly signed by all interested parties, after unanimous approval by the Staff of the AASA, and is now properly filed with all whom it is necessary, including the National ASA Office. The Trustee of the Trust is G. Pat Adkison, originator of the AASA Hall of Fame and former AASA Commissioner. A Trust Board of Directors, consisting of six (6) individuals, shall be selected by the Trustee, with the Trustee serving as Chairman. The duties of this Board shall comply with the duties described within the Trust. Primary duties will be to raise revenue for the construction and maintenance of a permanent AASA Hall of Fame building as well as overseeing the promotion and continuation of the AASA Hall of Fame.
Donations to the AASA Hall of Fame Trust are encouraged and are now being accepted.
The following selection procedures have been set forth to nominate an individual for the this prestigious honor:
CATEGORIES OF SELECTION
Individuals may be nominated for induction into the AASA Hall of Fame in the following categories:
INDUCTEES PER YEAR
No more than 8 inductees will be selected in any given year, however fewer may be selected. Nominees will be considered for three consecutive years.
Rule Exception: The selection number may be flexible due to who the nominees may be, thus dictating additional numbers in some categories and none in others in any given year, but will always follow the rule when adequate numbers are nominated.
A. A minimum of ten years of participation
B. Accomplishments and activity level above the normal, such as longevity, success, and leadership in the development of the game
C. Must be at least 55 years old if still active in the category nominated
D. If retired, must have been so for at least five years
E. May be nominated a maximum of three times
F. EXCEPTION: Meritorious Sevice - No time required. The impact of the service is at the discretion of the selection committee.
The Selection Committee shall exist of six appointees made by the Hall of Fame Trustee, G. Pat Adkison, who will also serve as a selection committee member, making up a committee of seven members. A Chairman shall be appointed from these six appointed committee members by the Trustee. These committee members may be appointed from anywhere in Alabama and may or may not be members of the AASA staff and do not currently have to be involved in softball in an active role. Every effort shall be given to select the members with a sense of geographic balance.
To be selected, the nominee must receive at least five votes. Approval of nominees will not be made if there are less than five members present. If only five members are present, then it will require four votes to approve a nominee.
WHO MAY MAKE A NOMINATION
Nominations may by made by any citizen of Alabama, but the nomination must be made through the Chairman of the Selection Committee or the Hall of Fame Trustee.
WHERE TO SEND NOMINATION
The information as to where to send your nominations can be found on the bottom of the Nomination Form.