Mike Caputo grew up in the Garfield Ridge area of Chicago’s Southwest side. A graduate of the John F. Kennedy High School (class of 1969), Mike spent a couple of years at UICC. He left to pursue a professional baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Mike left hardball to begin a softball career that spanned over 25 years against the best teams of the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Mike began his career with the Nocturnes. He then played for the Bobcats, Whips, Touch, Lyon’s 45’s, and Lettuce. Mike contributed to these teams winning six ASA National Championships, four USSSA Championships, four Forest Park Championships, two Clarendon Park Championships, and many other minor championships. A left handed batting and throwing outfielder, Mike was the master of the punch single. His coaches have called him one of the most fundamentally sound players in the game who combined fierce competitiveness with fine sportsmanship. Mike considers it a high honor to be associated with some of the most gifted athletes in 16-inch softball. Mike and his family live in Chicago.