Chicago resident Mike Flynn’s softball career began back at Sherman Park at 55th and Racine. Flynn went on to play with some of the best teams in Chicago, including the Gage Park Bulls, the Scramblers, the 49er’s, Vis-men, The Big Banjo Bruins, Silver Streaks, Strikers, and Touch. Most of his career, though, was spent with the ZZRight Ons, Jays and Stickmen. It was in 1991 that Flynn enjoyed his greatest achievement in softball, winning the ASA Class A Nationals title in Blue Island with the Stickmen. After that season, Mike decided to retire from the game to allow more time to watch his son, Patrick grow up and play sports. Now 21 years old, Patrick is a baseball player at Xavier University. A 22 year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, Flynn and his wife, Celine, still live in Chicago.