Robert L. Veitch, born in Fairfield, Alabama. Served as the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame's Executive Director from 1971-85. Bob served in this capacity without compensation and with great enthusiasm. He, as much as anyone, is responsible for the success of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Because of his unselfish devotion and dedicated service to the institution, and because his unrelenting efforts focused lasting attention on the athletic heritage of the State of Alabama, Bob Veitch was elected by special board action to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He passed away January 4, 1990.