Monthly Archives: August 2013

Windy City WINS the 45th Annual No Glove Nationals of 16 Inch Softball

Windy City after years of hard work and 2nd places WINS the 45th Annual No Glove Nationals of 16 Inch Softball. They Defeat O.B.I. by a Score of 8-6. Another great week of games and good attendance even though the weather was cold…congrats to Larry Piekarz and crew.

 Windy City goes undefeated and brings it home to a Joyous Manager Sal Milazzo. This years CO-MVP’s are Chris Guerin & Kevin Duff who both played lights out on defense!

 OBI Scored 6 runs in the First Inning and that was it for the rest of the game as they were shut out the rest of the way.  

Windy City       IST

OBI                   2nd

Roadrunners 3rd

Miller                 4th

Nature Boys win the National Championship of 16 Inch Softball

It’s the Nature Boys as they win the National Championship of 16 Inch Softball. The SSA “A” Division Played at the beautiful McCaslin Park in Carol Stream, Illinois.

 Johnie Eccardt wins the MVP award!

 Our congratulations go out to The Nature Boys and their Captain Tony Dicanio.

Final Score 4-1 Nature Boys

 1st Place    Nature Boys

2nd Place  Brick

3rd Place   Rewind

 Just click on the Link and you will hear (audio only) of the Championship Game live from Carol Stream.


37th National Wheelchair Softball Tournament

Don’t miss out The Chicago Park District is excited to host the 37th National Wheelchair Softball Tournament 

At Soldier Field South Lot on  August 22 & 23 • 8:30 – 6:00

And At Cubs Care Field at California Park on August 24 • 8:30 – 1:00

FREE Admission




Next Hall of Fame Meeting September 7th

The next HOF Board meeting is at 10am on 9/7 at the Forest Park museum. The meeting is open to all guests and fans. If have any uniforms, photos/video etc to be considered please bring with you.

Starts Today! Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame Online Silent Auction

Hall of Fame Museum also announces launch of new website

The Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame is holding a silent auction to raise money for the newly remodeled facility in Forest Park, IL. The updated website features bolder graphics and more information, photos and videos on the sport. The site also details the progress of the Hall of Fame museum with a virtual show of the external building completed by Topps Construction and inside displays designed by Motif Exhibits that will open in July 2014. The website design and content was done by Spark Design and MaagComm+ of Tempe, Arizona. Current main sponsors include Molex, MB Financial Bank, March Pumps and Waste Management.

The 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame Museum has been 20 years in the making – celebrating the sport, collecting memorabilia, creating a great place to play softball and honoring those who loved and played the sport. To date, we have collected thousands of photos, trophies, jerseys, and equipment and other memorabilia from the sport dating back to 1930. However, we need help to raise more money to finish the dream of creating a perfect place to tell the story of Chicago’s beloved sport.

Online bidding ends Sunday August 15, 2013 at 6 pm Arizona time, which is 8 pm Chicago time. All proceeds of the auction go to the cause, as all volunteers are unpaid and almost every item is donated. The Hall of Fame is a 501c3, which means all investments are tax deductable.
If you would like to participate, please visit

Start Date: August 1, 2013
Where: Online at
Ends: August 15, 2013 6 pm Central time

For more information, please call Donna Levy at (630) 696-5049 or visit