Alvin started running the SDPD team late 70's early 80's and he started the San Diego tournament that included fire and police teams. Al is considered as one of the fathers of Police Softball. He assisted in making it a California Olympic sport in the 70's and has always been a coordinator when the games came to San Diego. During his playing days, Alvin was a pitcher and he was one of the first to develop the high back-spinning pitch. The pitch would reach the plate and just drop in for a strike. He was a very difficult pitcher to get hits off of. Al was one of the reasons the tough San Diego softball teams existed and he helped set the tradition for future San Diego area teams.