During a 30 year 16″ softball career, playing for some of the great Pioneer Era teams at some of the legendary softball stadiums, Michael Hanas has indeed experienced some of the great moments of the early days of softball. Hanas played with such Pioneer teams as Bonnetts, Silhouettes, Whips, Jack O’Lanterns, and the early Bobcats. In Windy City softball, Michael played for Midland Motors, Fewer Boilers, and the Triner Grant Giants. He won MVP honors with the Ford Motor Company and the Good Sportsmanship Award at Grant Park while playing for the former Mayor Daley team. Besides playing in the classic era of softball, Hanas coached mens and womens softball at all levels from grade school through college level in Concord, New Hampshire. He organized youth sports organizations and leadership conferences. He also ran an umpire association for twenty years, featuring many former players as umpires. In addition to playing and umpiring softball, Michael Hanas also organized touch football leagues in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.