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Catalog Number 2009.030.128
Description Plaque commemorating Alfred "Red" Morton being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996. Plaque includes image of Morton and a brief biography: "Alfred "Red" Morton, in many ways, can be considered the father of athletics in Redwood City. Beginning in 1937 and continuing for 34 years, he guided that community's recreation department, pushing for sporting facilities and programs for all its residents. / That includes the creation of the spacious Community Park complex. He also had a major interest in softball. / In the 1950s, he bacame the Northern California commissioner of the Amateur Softball Association and served as the ASA Pacific Area president beginning in 1956. Morton, who died in 1971, is a member of the ASA Hall of Fame. / The Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City is named in his honor."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Alfred "Red" Morton Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 23, 1996
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially hand-crafted hand-rubbed wood plaques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc." (black, green and white sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)


Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Softball
Morton, Alfred "Red"
Morton, Red
Redwood City Community Park
Subjects Sports
Awards
Softball
Community Park
People Morton, Alfred "Red"