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Jim Di Vito

One of the organizers of the Windy City League with Harry Hannin. While a terrific short center and outfielder, he was considered the best manager of the league with the champion Kool Vent, Fewer Boilers, and Witt Hanley Yankee teams. Especially proud of Kool Vent winning last season of both the Northtown League in 1949 …

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William “Specs” Davis

Born on December 13, 1914 in Donaldsville, Louisiana, William Davis became one of the top softball pitchers and home run hitters of the Pioneer Era. William attended Douglas Elementary and Phillips High School in Chicago. Besides playing for the Gas House Gang, his softball career also found him as the pitcher on Dr. Goss’ Collegians, …

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Frank “Blu Blu” Dalesandro

From 1933 to 1956, Frank Dalesandro was one of the best players in the top leagues in Chicago. A legend in his Taylor Street neighborhood, Daleasandro began his softball career with the White Eagles when he was only twelve years old. He then went on to win world titles with such legendary teams as Fewer …

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