Bob Hoffman is well-known as the father of American Weightlifting. What is not as well known is that Hoffman also had a tremendous hand in popularizing the sport of softball. At one point in time, Bob wanted to make York, Pennsylvania “The Softball Capital of The World, and for a short time, it was. The National Softball Hall of Fame was once housed at the York Barbell facility. Bob didn’t just sponsor “a” softball team, he sponsored ELEVEN: including the Bob Hoffman Products Red team, the Bob Hoffman Products Blue team, the York Barbellettes (women’s) team, and the York City police team. They all brought home many championships. Today you can find many softball fields and facilities named in Bob’s honor around the York area. Above, a rare Bob Hoffman Products dugout jacket.