Monthly Archives: September 2013

4th Year 16” Softball Introduced to Incoming Freshman at DePaul

DePaul professor Phil Meyer has taken his freshman class of 30 plus deeper into Chicago’s culture than his teens thought. They might know the great game of softball started in Chicago in 1887…but did they know that softball in Chicago is played bare handed and with a ball the size of a small cantaloupe.

Ron Kubicki president of the Chicago 16 Inch Softball Hall of Fame brought with him 4 additional inductees Frank Lentine, Mark Frighetto., Ron Ziemann and Floyd Glover to teach them about the history, neighborhood and economic impact. After the class work they went out outside, practiced and played a game. From all the smiles everyone had a good time. Check out the photos.



Hello to all Softball fans across the country. Windy City wins the 3rd Annual SSA Major Championships by winning 2 games over Impact.

Final Score of the “if” game 7-4.
MVP was Mark Holstein.
This tourney goes into the record books as a Classic– Why??
It starting raining in Game 1 of the Championship in the 4th Inning.
The Umpires suspended the game and the Downpour of Rain deluged the McCaslin Complex.
It poured for 2 hours and once it stopped the games resumed and the fields were in very good shape.
This is due to the professional Turf that is installed there and the first rate drainage system.
Trivia for all of you.. This Game started on Field 2 and after the Rain Delay was moved to Field 3!!
And… The game started late on Sept 1 and continued into Sept 2 well past Midnight.
So Not only was the Game played on 2 fields, but on 2 different DATES.
Sit back and enjoy the Post Game Comments from the Windy City Team.
Congrats to Sal Milazzo-Pat Caputo- Red Davis & the Entire Windy City Team.
George Bliss Softball Hotline.
Windy City Ist
Impact         2nd
Jynx            3rd
Miller            4th

Windy City defeats Impact for SSA Major Crown…

Hello Softball Fans, And More specifically 16 Inch Softball Fans.
We now have the full play by play of both games played at the 3rd Annual SSA Major Championships that took place on Labor Day Weekend 2013.
Game 1, Game 2 (the “if” game) and Finally the Post Game interviews live from the field at McCaslin Park In Carol Stream.
Both Exciting Games were played by Impact and Windy City.   (Game 1 SSA Major Carol Stream Sept 1, 2013   Impact v. Windy City)   (If Game SSA Major Carol Stream Sept 1 and 2, 2014  Impact v. Windy City)   (Post Game of SSA Major Championship   Windy City Players and Manager Pat Caputo)