1950-1963 Era

Joe “Geetz” Gucwa

Considered to be one of the finest first basemen ever, no one can recall Joe Gucwa, the 6’3″ star, ever committing an error in a game. Born in 1937, his love for the sport began when he led his Catholic grammar school to two league-winning titles. Joe attended Kelly High School and played as a …

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Richard “Cy” Abata

Born in 1930, “Cy” started playing softball at Taylor and Racine and at Sheridan Park. He began his softball career in 1944 with the Kings, a neighborhood team. He was rookie of the year in the 1948 Windy City League with the Happy Hour Yankees. He played on the Midland Motors 1949 and Kool Vent …

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