Little League® International mourns the passing of Floyd Hull, former President of Federal Little League in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Director of the Big League Baseball World Series from 1970 to 1998. He was 87.
Mr. Hull served as Federal Little League’s President for several years. He also was the key figure in the development and construction of a youth baseball complex on the south side of Fort Lauderdale, that later would bear his name. For nearly 30 years, this facility hosted the World Series baseball tournament for Little Leaguers®, ages 15 to 18. In 1991, Mr. Hull was honored as the Little League Volunteer of the Year.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, and graduate of Pompano Beach High School, Mr. Hull earned a law degree from the University of Florida. He served in the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp from 1951 to 1954. After the leaving the service, Mr. Hull practiced law, later becoming a partner with the firm of Anderson, Gundlach, and Hull. Mr. Hull also spent many years as a municipal judge and special magistrate for code enforcement.
Mr. Hull is survived by his wife, Jeanora; sons, Ray and Michael Hull; daughter, Janine Hull; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Delora.