Special Awards

Frank C. Holan Award

Frank C. Holan was a long time manager to many of the great teams in our game. He was always striving to promote the game and to make it the very best game in the world. Frank dedicated his life to 16” Softball.

This award is given in his honor to an individual who has demonstrated over the years his or her passion and love for the game not as a player but as a spectator, coach, scorekeeper, planner, or someone who promotes the game from a spot not always noticed.

Richard J. Daley Award

Richard J. Daley served a mayor of the City of Chicago for over 25 years and was a big fan of 16” softball. Mayor Daley felt 16” softball was a major part of the makeup of this great city and to help promote it throughout the city.

This award is given in his honor to an individual who has demonstrated over the years his or her passion and love for the game not as a player but as a sponsor,  business owner, politician or one of the leaders in their community. Through their passion they have helped advance the game of 16” softball.

Wall of Fame Inductees

The Wall of Fame Award was designed to honor those in the game who may not have had the opportunity to play at the major level or to win any ASA, SSA or USSSA national tournaments but yet still plays for the pure love of the game. These individuals, many of whom may have played their entire careers in local parks with friends and families but yet have a love for the game that demonstrates the true passion for the game.

Field of Dreams Award

This award was designed to honor those parks, park districts, recreation departments who have over the past 125 years provided the players quality fields and leagues to play our great game. Without the parks and their fields, leagues and tournaments we would not have the game.

Team Honors

Each year the Hall of Fame honors a number of teams who have demonstrated over the years their love of the game through great play on the diamond, and a great commitment to the game through their longevity as a team. Each team has shown a great passion for our game and through this passion they promote the game itself. A Team must have been together a minimum of 10 years with its basic core of players.

Presidential Service Award

From time to time the Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame will award a special award to an individual or organization that over the past year has gone far and beyond what is expected to help the Hall of Fame in its efforts to promote the game and the Hall of Fame. This award is not an award that will be presented on a yearly basis but on a need basis only.