Gagel, Bud

Inducted: 2006

Gagel, Bud

Louisville, Kentucky

Bud Gagel began Jiffy Club in 1958 as a sponsor & manager and was the primary reason for the team’s success throughout their reign as Louisville & Kentucky’s best. Gagel’s teams owned the highly regarded Louisville Metro winning 13 championships in 16 years. His Jiffy Club squad also captured seven ASA National Regionals establishing themselves among the very best in the country. Jiffy Club produced 21 ASA All- Americans, won the 1972 ASA Open National Championship, and the 1973 World Series defeating Pharr-Yarn of McAdenville, North Carolina in three games.

From 1961 through 1976, Bud Gagel’s Jiffy Club won 77% of their 1,096 games and played in twelve ASA National Championship Tournaments posting a sterling 37-20 record, one of the more successful all-time efforts by a team in ASA history.

Mr. Gagel has been honored by the Louisville Chamber of Commerce in 1973 and in his dream-come-true moment when he was inducted into the National ASA Hall of Fame in 1977. We are proud and privileged to be able to induct Bud Gagel into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor.

This award bears witness that his name will forever be in the Kentucky Softball Hall of Honor.