Fritz Zimmermann

Teams that Fritz Zimmermann has sponsored (Splinter’s March, Meadows, Stallions, Lumber Jacks, and others) have competed in and have won league championships in parks in Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and at national tournaments during the 80s and 90s. The first taste of victory came in 1983 when they won the Thillen’s Tournament. In 1987 they took their first trip to the USSSA Nationals in Highland, Indiana. They won the AA bracket at Mt. Prospect in 1988, took second place at the Forest Park Tournament in 1990, captured fourth at the ASA Nationals and second at the USSSA Major World Championship in Wisconsin. 1992 saw Zimmermann’s string of accomplishments broaden to capture second and fourth place at the ASA Nationals, third at the USSSA Wisconsin Major World Championship, first at the Windy City Challenge, and first at Forest Park. In 1992 his teams took second place at the ASA Major Nationals, fourth at the USSSA Major World, and first at Dale Lee in Iowa. 1994 saw them capturing fourth at the ASA Major Nationals and first at the ASA State Tournament. Finally, his team took fourth at the ASA National Tournament in South Dakota. Besides sponsoring teams, Zimmermann also was a quality pitcher on many of his clubs. Fritz has been a vital sponsor of the Hall of Fame’s progress. Fritz Zimmermann is truly a “friend of the game.”