This versatile lefty–known for his spray hitting ability, excellent speed and superior defensive skills–began his softball career playing at Chicago’s Hamlin and Welles Parks. “Ducky” played with many teams in the mid 1940s and 50s. In 1948 he was selected to the All-Star team, while playing with Splinter Finance at Northtown Stadium, later to become Thillens’ Stadium. In 1949 Don was named Rookie of the Year while playing with the Windy City Champs, Kool Vent Awnings. Don now resides with this wife Brigette in Gurnee, IL.