George Kelleher

With a pitching record of 2000-plus wins (including two no-hitters) against 700 losses, George Kelleher certainly ranks as one of 16-inch softball’s great pitchers. He played for the Raiders (’89), the Stickmen (’73 – ’97), Sports Channel (’98), and Crush (’89 – ’02).  In 1974 he was MVP for the Class “A “Windy City World Series and in 1997 he was the MVP for the Miller Lite Classic “A” World Series. In 1993 he was voted to the All Tournament Second Team for the ASA Nationals. He was a First Team member of the USSSA Nationals each year from 1992 through 1996. In 1991 he was a Class “A” First Team All Tournament player.  He also won the national championship that year with the Stickmen. Teams he pitched for won league titles at Kelly, Clyde, Blue Island, Harvey, Armor, and Donovan parks. George also pitched for teams that won tournament titles at Grant Park, Forest Park, and Hawthorne. In addition, the Kelleher family team won multiple championships at Archer Park.  George is the fourth Kelleher to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Clara, live on Chicago’s Southwest side. They have three children – George, Colleen, and Tim.