Bill Dvorak

A graduate of Oak Lawn High School who played softball and baseball, Bill Dvorak was one of the top players of the “80’s. During his 21 years playing 16” softball, Bill reached milestones most players only dream of. His softball career began when he formed a church team in 1970. He then started Coolers in 1974 at Stickney. He began to move to the upper echelon of softball when the Coolers beat the Ducks. After the defeat, the manager of the Ducks did what every great manager would do – he asked Dvorak to play for him. The rest was history, as Dvorak played with such legendary teams as the Ducks, Whips, Touch, Saxon Lodge, Rabbits and the Bobcats. Dvorak was a top notch third baseman who also spent some time at first and short center. A left handed power hitter who hit in the third slot, Dvorak lead most of his teams in RBI’s. He first garnered serious attention with his selection as a first team ASA Major All-American in 1984. He repeated that accomplishment each season through 1987. In 1985 he was named a USSSA All American, and won the USSSA batting title. The following year he helped the Ducks win the ASA Major Nationals at Mt. Prospect.  In 1991 he capped his swan song season by being named to the ASA Class “A” All American team. Bill has been a Senior Superintendent at Pepper Construction for thirty years. He and his wife, Debra, have three sons and a daughter and they live in Tinley Park.