The former “commish” of Chilmark softball has left the park. William (Bill) Edison died peacefully in his favorite chair at his home in Elk, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 11. He was a longtime summer resident of Menemsha and widely known and loved on the Vineyard. His humorous essays about Chilmark softball appeared regularly in the Gazette through the years. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.