David Arnoux

Dave Arnoux began his softball career on the northwest side, playing second base for the Spartans at Winnemac Park. He soon switched from second base to shortstop, where he remained until a stint in the Army interrupted his career. He continued to hone his skills while in the Army, playing first base for the 5th Army, 40th Triple A Gun Batallion at Wiesbaden and Stuttgart, Germany. After returning home, Dave resumed his softball career with Culpeppers Sporting Goods, winning two championships. He then played for the Alderman Hoellen Boosters at Welles Park. During the 1950s he played for Alderman Freeman at Clarendon Park, where he helped Freeman win three championships. Dave was an All-Star selectee at Clarendon Park when they defeated the Chicago-Kedzie All-Stars. Later, Dave was part of the “Doc” Scavuso managed team that were runners up to the Bobcats. He also played occasionally for the ‘Cats. Dave left softball to open Hero’s Submarine Sandwich Shop at Addison and Western, more than 37 years ago. He and his wife have seven children and eleven grandchildren.