Christine Hurrins

Christine Hurrins began her softball career in 1969 when she organized the Flaming Stars. In the mid-70’s she then went on to play with the Lady Sluggers and the Lady B C Handlers championship teams, receiving MVP honors. From 1979 to 1983 she was a member of the First Chicago Corporation’s Industrial and Inter-Bank championship teams in Grant Park, again earning MVP honors. She broadened her horizons in the early 80’s when she entered the Chicago’s Best League in Washington Park. She first played as a Buster and then joined the Rookies championship team. From the early 80’s to 1990 she was a member of six championship teams ‘ the Rookies at Washington Park, Mixed Company at Dunbar Park, First Chicago Corporation at Grant Park, Shenanigan’s at Lake Shore Drive Park, Force at Forest and La Grange Parks, and the Spoilers at Country Club Hills. In 1990 Christine Hurrins and Force won the USSSA 16” State Tournament. Christine was known as a top defender with excellent hands who primarily played left field but also filled in at the other outfield positions, third base, and catcher. With a lifetime batting average over .450, Christine Hurrins was also known to be able come up with a big hit in the clutch. She continues to play in the USPS 16” Women’s Softball League with the Lady Sluggers, recently taking second place. Christine Hurrins works at Midway Airport Concessionaires and resides in Chicago. She has five children, Dan, Nathaniel, Adrienne, Sarah, and Christine, and two grandchildren, Raeqwan and Jemonie.