Inductee Plaque Day is Saturday July 18th!

The second Inductee Day in our new 16-Inch Hall of Fame, located in Forest Park, IL, will be Saturday July 18th. We are looking forward to laying these great new plaques and celebrating our 2014 Inductees! A North vs South Softball game of previous inductees will also be played that day.

For more information, please call Rachell Entler at (630)-234-2398, via e-mail: rentler@pdofp.org.

Hall of Fame Grand Opening Media Coverage

Please contact Tiffany Hoffman at Tiffany.Hoffman@maagcommplus.com with any questions!

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Check out these links below to see various articles, videos, and radio talk shows about the Hall of Fame Grand Opening! We were so excited about all the coverage we got!

 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/07/19/forest-park-welcomes-new-16-inch-softball-hall-of-fame/

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http://gapersblock.com/tailgate/2014/07/chicago-16-inch-softball-hall-of-fame-museum-opening-this-weekend.php

http://oakpark.suntimes.com/2014/07/18/chicagos-16-inch-softball-hall-of-fame/

http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/mandablog/tag/chicago-16-inch-softball-hall-of-fame/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/26059334/event-promotes-chicagos-game-16-inch-softball-hall-of-fame-museum-opens-july-19th-in-forest-park

 

 

Forest Park Talks About The Hall of Fame Museum

July 19 – Chicago 16″ Softball Hall of Fame Museum Grand Opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony, Celebrity Softball Game and Entertainment:  WHEN: Saturday, July 19th  –1:30pm – 2013 inductee plaques unveiled and museum ribbon-cutting ceremony; 3:00pm – CEO – Celebrity Softball Game; 4:00pm – North vs. South Hall of Famers Game; 5:00pm – Entertainment begins! WHERE: Forest Park, IL (Des Plaines Avenue and Harrison Street).  See below for more information on the event and the museum.  Click here for the full article

Hall of Fame Countdown

Check out our blog section for the 50 day countdown till opening day of the Museum starting May 30th.

New Addition to the HOF Blog

The Hall of Fame blogger Tiffany Hoffman writes from behind the scene on all things softball at the annual 16” Softball Hall of Fame inductee dinner. Check out her post and other info at http://www.16inchsoftballhof.com/blog

Starting May 1st 2014

Starting May 1st 2014 the new HOF Contact address will be:

Chicago 16 inch Softball Hall of Fame
7501 Harrison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone: 708-366-7500 cell 708-768-1668
Ron Kubicki

Rounding Third Newsletter announces the winners of this year’s 2013 inductees

What an outstanding year it was for the Hall of Fame, congratulations to all the new 2013 Inductees and a big thanks to everyone who voted this year!

Third Newsletter of Rounding Third released today with Inductees

To view Newsletter > Click Here

Inductees are as followed

Wall of Fame                                                       

Curtis Granderson Sr

Toncie Siriscevich                                                                               

Daniel (Sheik) Carmody                                     

Tom (Bomber) Horn

Presidential Service Award

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Teams Honored

Deathwish Softball

Peppers Softball

Traffic Softball

Saints Softball Club

Field of Dreams

Clyde Park

Frank Holan Award

John Reglein

Rich Catizone

Richard J. Daley Award

Sal Milazzo

1993 – Current

Israel Sanchez      

Dave Ruehl

Danny Jalowiec

Manager

Sherman Nelson

Rich (Chubbs) Polfus

1981 – 1992

Bruce Parker

Drake Jones

John Stock

Umpires

Pete McGuire      

Women

Renee (Scrunch) Strasser

Colleen Logan-Linhart        

Pioneers – 1950 – 1963

Don Savage

1964 – 1980        

Ken Israel

Robert (Bobby) Bernstein    

Ray Johnson

Organizers

Onesti Brothers                             

The dinner will be on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Durry Lane in Oak Brook, IL. Call for tickets at 630-544-5049, check back for more details and updates

Together We Make 16-Inch Softball – Get in the game – tell us your story

Calling all 16-Inch Softball fans: Share your story

Today HOF launched Get in the Game – Tell Us Your Story, an invitation to anyone who has been touched by the game of Softball — whether as a player at any level or as a fan — to share a story of why they love the game. Send the HOF your 16-Inch softball story telling why you love the game, how you got started, and once the submission is approved, it will appear on the HOF website.

For more information contact Tiffany Hoffman at Tiffany.Hoffman@maagcommplus.com

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Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame Newsletter Out Now!

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To view Rounding Third second Newsletter Click Here

To view Rounding Third first Newsletter Click Here

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First Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall Of Fame Newsletter

Museum Announces Holiday Special On Hall Of Fame Bricks 

The Hall of Fame is offering discounted bricks until December 24, 2013. Bricks are a hundred dollars off the large bricks and fifty dollars off the small bricks a perfect gift for the holiday season; purchase donor bricks online at www.16inchsoftballhof.com/sponsorships/#brick

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Welcome To Our Newsletter

The Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and honoring the history, players and supporters of 16-inch softball. Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has inducted more than 400 former and current softball players, umpires, managers and organizers at annual dinners averaging 600 attendees.  Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Facebook 

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Over 2500 have voted for 2013 inductees so far

What a remarkable turn out for this year’s 16-Inch Softball Hall Of Fame inductees. Over 2500 people have voted for their favorite and best stars of the most lovable sport in Chicago, 16-Inch softball. With only a few more days left to vote the Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame is eager to see the results.

The Hall of Fame will be Celebrating their induction at the 18th annual awards dinner at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace on Saturday April 26, 2014. For dinner, information visit www.16inchsoftballhof.com/hall-of-fame-dinner/.

 “We are excited to honor and highlight those committed to the game and invite the public to join in the celebration,” said Ron Kubicki, president, Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious honor among the players who have dedicated themselves to the sport. As usual there is a great mix of returning and new names who are worthy of this award.” 

Since its start in 1995, the Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame has inducted more than 400 former and current softball players, umpires, managers and organizers who have excelled in their sport. In addition to the inductees, special recognition is given to supporters and teams who have made a difference in the sport with their quality of effort/play and longevity. If you would like to participate, visit www.16inchsoftballhof.com/vote. Voters can name up to 16 candidates, please vote for the nominee(s) in the era with which you are familiar. Online voting ends Sunday December 31, 2013 at 6 pm CST.

Thanks to everyone who has voted thus far Keep the votes coming!