Ed began playing softball in 1962 and played all
over the South Side of Chicago and suburbs of
Hodgkins, Bedford Park, Summit, LaGrange, etc.
I began playing with the Doctors team in the
late 1970s. We were very successful and won
several league championships at the local level
and developed into a powerhouse “A” team.
We won the 1984 Suburban Life Classic as the
Angels. While competing as the Doctors we won
the 1988 and the ASA Class “A” National Title
in 1988 in Indianapolis, IN. In 1989, we won
the Suburban Life Classic. We finished 3rd in the
1990 ASA “A” Nationals in Marshalltown, IA.
We finished 2nd in the 1991 ASA “A” Nationals
in Blue Island, IL. In 1993, we were the runner up
in the Consolation bracket of Life Area Classic.
In 1992, we began playing in the LaGrange 39
& over league on Friday nights and dominated
the league winning league Championships over
10 years.
In 2000, we began playing in the LaGrange 50
& over league and dominated the league winning
League Championships for 10 consecutive years.
He retired from playing softball in 2009 at the
age of 65 after contributing to the game for over
47 years. I continue to follow the game at all
levels and now umpire several hundred games a
year for the ASA.