Still pitching, Lexington’s Algar enters softballl Hall

Written by Bob on August 21st, 2012

Paul Algar, the 1997 ISC World Tournament Most Outstanding Pitcher in Victoria BC Canada. Photo By BOB OTTO

By Randy Kindred / Pantagraph Sports Reporter

LEXINGTON, IL — Thirty years after making his International Softball Congress debut, Paul Algar was inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame last week in Midland, Mich. The Lexington resident also was pitching for the Quad City Sox in the annual ISC World Tournament.

Closing in on his 48th birthday, Algar may not be done yet. He already has two offers to pitch next summer.

“It’s a possibility,” he said. “It just depends on what my mindset is and how my body feels. I’m not as good as I used to be, but I’m a lot smarter than I used to be.”

Born in New Zealand, Paul Algar came to the U.S. to pitch for American club teams, including the Farm Tavern of Madison, Wisconsin. Photo By BOB OTTO

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5 Comments so far ↓

  1. susan says:


    Do you have any infomation (pics) about Paul’s brother Loren/Lauren Algar?


  2. Bob says:

    Last I knew about three years a go that he was coaching fastpitch in Australia, for the men’s national team.

  3. Bob says:

    I will try and find some pics, might have, been a long time since I saw him in the states.

  4. Alex Porirua says:

    I met Lauren Algar in Brisbane Australia tonight.
    He is still a great and humble guy.
    We were having a casual chat about NZ softball, then I realised who I was actually chatting too.

  5. Bob says:

    Loren and his brother Paul are two of the best fastball pitchers in the sport in the United States and New Zealand.

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