Ulf Steinvall, Swedish baseball leader who helped build National Team, passes away at 60

Ulf Steinvall, Swedish baseball leader who helped build National Team, passes away at 60
10/06/2020
Steinvall died at the age of 60 after serving on the Swedish Baseball and Sofbtall Federation Board of Directors from 1992 to 2012.

Swedish Baseball is mourning the loss of Ulf Steinvall, who died at the age of 60 in his home in Kristianstad, Sweden.

Ulf Steinvall was very well known in international baseball as the legendary team leader of the Swedish National Team. He chaired the Baseball Committee of the Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation (SBSF-Svenska Baseboll och Softboll Förbundet) and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1992 to 2012. After that, he served on the Nomination Committee and on the Legal Committee. He was last seen on a baseball field on 31 August 2019, when he presented the awards at the end of the Baseball Final Series.

"It was Ulf, in his role of chairman of the Nomination Committee, who persuaded me to accept the challenge of taking over the chair of the SBSF after Mats Fransson," commented SBSF President Johnny Stormats. "SBSF lost a great profile, a committed leader and a good friend."

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari sent his deepest condolences to Mrs Joy Steinvall, the wife of Ulf.