Charles Jensen

This marks Charles Jensen’s second Hall of Fame induction. In 1977 Jensen was inducted posthumously into the ASA National Hall of Fame for his long and meritorious service to that organization. The Chicago native’s softball and baseball umpiring career spanned thirty years. He was the ASA national umpire-in-chief from 1940 to ’48, after serving as an assistant from 1933 through ’39. He then served as the National Fastball League Commissioner from 1946 through ’50, and was the Chicago ASA Commissioner from 1951 until his death at age 64 in 1969. Besides serving in local and national umpiring positions, he was a member of the International Joint Rules Committee on Softball. Charles Jensen was a retired engineer with Illinois Bell.