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Al Doran, a pioneer in men’s fastball

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

“Al Doran literally changed the game of fastball when he got involved. He became the focal point for fastball news. The game has never been the same since.” – Blair Setford

Alsfastball.1sblr Photo By Rosanne Allan / ISC Streaming Producer / Canadian Fastball & American Softball

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO – In the world of fastball, Al Doran is known as a visionary, a game changer, a technology expert. And if you were to fix a title on him, “Friend of Fastball,” fits pretty well.

For he certainly has been that and more; especially to the International Softball Congress (ISC) and legions of fastball fans worldwide.

His ball diamond exploits won’t win him much fame. He played fastball as a teenager and adult, and he coached boys and girls’ fastball in Toronto.

But off the field?

That’s where he’s made his mark. Doran has nearly 50 years of experience in the design, development and application of computer-based information systems.

    SPREADING THE FASTBALL WORD

Back in 1995, he saw that fastball had a major problem: It had very little Internet presence. So he took his professional expertise, turned to fastball and basically said: let me help you broadcast fastball news and market this wonderful sport on the Internet.

“I decided to do something because no one in the media, with the exception of Bob Tomlinson and his Fastpitch Chronicle was talking about the sport,” said Doran. “But the Chronicle often took months to get to subscribers and by then a tournament in your own town could be over, and almost no one knew about it.”

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2017 ISC World Championship Guide ready to order

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

FINDLAY, Ohio – The International Softball Congress annual 2017 World Championship Guide, in print and digital format, is ready to peruse and order.

The Guide is full of game stories, photos, standings and stats of the 2017 ISC World Tournament. But it also includes information on past championships, hall of famers, tournament records, record-setting achievements and much, much more.

THE DIGITAL FORMAT

  • 2017 ISC World Championship Guide
  • ORDERING INFORMATION

  • $15
  • PayPal
  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Blair Setford
    ISC VP Operations/Guide Managing Editor
    blairjs@gmail.com

    Larry Fisher
    ISC Executive Director
    iscfastpitch@gmail.com

    Joe Todd
    ISC VP Communications
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    ftode739@rogers.com

    2016 ISC Guide Book Ready To Pre-order

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
    The ISC Guide contains information about the 2015 ISC World Tournament, including championship game results, individual stats, most valuable pitcher and player, all-world players, all-time records, hall of fame members, and much, much more.

    The ISC Guide contains information about the 2015 ISC World Tournament, including championship game results, individual stats, most valuable pitcher and player, all-world players, all-time records, hall of fame members, and much, much more.

    March 30, 2016 Mississauga, ON – With March coming to an end, fastball season is right around the corner in most of North America and now is the time to pre-order your 2016 International Softball Congress World Championship Guide.

    Featuring ISC MVP Nick Shailes, of the Hill United Chiefs, in full flight on the cover, the 2016 ISC Guide has over 120 color photos along with 156 pages of stats and stories on the ISC World Tournament, ISC II Championship, and the ISC Legends 50+ Championship from the Belleville Sports Complex in South Bend, IN.

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    2015 ISC World Championship Guide ready for pre-order

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015
    The 2015 ISC World Championship Guide contains championship game stories, statistics, world tournament records and information,  and photos of the 2014 ISC World Tournament. Courtesy Photo / ISC

    The 2015 ISC World Championship Guide contains championship game stories, statistics, world tournament records and information, and photos of the 2014 ISC World Tournament. Courtesy Photo / ISC

    ISC Press Release

    FINDLAY, Ohio – As the new fastpitch softball season gets rolling across North America, now is the time to pre-order your 2015 International Softball Congress World Championship Guide.

    Featuring Craig Crawford, of the Hill United Chiefs, driving in the game-winning run in last year’s ISC World Championship Game, the 2015 Guide also has MVP Jeff Ellsworth on the cover.

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    2013 ISC World Championship Guide pre-sale ordering

    Thursday, April 4th, 2013

    2013.ISC.Guide.web2013 ISC Media Guide cover

    With the onset of spring in North America right around the corner, now is the time to pre-order your 2013 International Softball Congress World Championship Guide.

    Featuring a striking cover of MVP and Triple-Crown winner Donny Hale’s home-run swing, the 2013 Guide contains over 150 full-colour photos and 160 pages of stats and stories on the 2012 ISC World Tournament, ISC II Championship, inaugural U21 ISC Championship and the ISC Legends 50+ Championship.

    To order your copy of the 2013 Guide, contact ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher at lfisher838 [@] ameritech.net. Individual copies are $25 (US).

    The print run is limited so make sure you reserve your copy now.
    For additional information, please contact

    Larry Fisher
    ISC Executive Director
    lfisher838 [at] ameritech.net

    or

    Blair Setford
    ISC VP Operations/Guide Editor
    blairjs [at] rogers.com