By ZACH HARRIS
CHICAGO TRIBUNE | JUL 14, 2021
The Chicago Park District this summer will resume its annual coed adult 16-inchsoftball tournament after a 10-year hiatus.
“(Sixteen-inch), in my opinion, is part of the DNA of Chicago,” said Al Maag, co-founder of the 16-inch softball Hall of Fame who advised the Park District on thetournament. “It’s part of the culture.” The double-elimination tournament will be held July 24 at Humboldt Park,according to Irene Tostado, deputy director of communications for the ParkDistrict. While the game of softball was founded at the Farragut Boat Club in Chicago in 1887, 16-inch softball came around during the 1920s, according to the Hall ofFame’s website. And it has been a Chicago staple since.
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