Ken Izral

  After graduating from St. Ignatius High School in 1964, Ken Izral began playing sixteen-inch softball with the Impalas at Sherman Park. The team was an average team, but it launched Ken into a stellar softball career. The next year he was recruited by Cordsman Inn, the top team in that league. Besides Sherman Park, …

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Julie Iverson

Julie Iverson’s foray into softball was never about being the “star.” It was always about what she could do to help the team win. If it meant hitting a ground ball to the right side of the infield to score a run, that’s what she did; if it meant getting on base to start a …

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Zeke Ireland

The “Hank Aaron” of softball he was the best black home run hitter in the Windy City Leagues. He had a unique stance with the bat above his head. The right handed hitter was one of the first to break the color barriers of the league. Allstar catcher for Angels of Broadway in ’48. He …

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