Owens, Bob

Bob Owens

Bob Owens

 

Name: Bob Owens

Home Town: Goshen, Ohio

Category: Special Service

Year Inducted: 2016

Bob Owens of Goshen has been the manager of Expressway Park in Milford since the park opened in 1982.  Under his direction, Expressway has been a showcase facility, distinguishing itself for is superior cleanliness, field conditions, field lighting, concessions, staff and umpiring.  It is recognized and respected nationwide for its singularly professional operation and tournament management.  Expressway has hosted approximately 400 league teams a year since 1982.  And as the flagship facility for Ohio USSSA, it has hosted over 1,300 state and national qualifiers, 180 State Championships, 280 National Invitational Tournaments, 30 National Tournaments, and five World Series.  Expressway was honored with the USSSA National Award of Merit in 1987, and the Ohio State Award of Merit in 1993, and was named Complex of the Year by the Softball Operators and Directors of America in 1987, 1991 and 1995.  Bob received the Ohio USSSA State Director’s Award in 1995, and is a past President and Vice-President of the Premier Softball Association.