Al Oziemkowski

A 5′ 8″ centerfielder with good speed, Al Oziemkowski played for the Bonnets before playing for the legendary Bobcats in the 1950s and 60s. As a lead off hitter, he could bunt his way on base but could also hit a long ball. Players of his era showed their respect for his prowess by dubbing him with the nickname of the “Southside Bobby Lamont.” After pulling his Achilles tendon and retiring from softball competition, he umpired for several years. Al passed away in 1984. His wife, Alice, lives in Westmont, Illinois.