Pat Caputo

From 1969 to 1974 Pat Caputo played softball with neighborhoods teams. In 1975 he started a 12-year partnership with the Pirates and also played with the Stompers (‘80 –‘85), the Lords (‘82 –‘84), and with the Stooges (‘88 –‘90). These teams won tournaments at Westchester, Broadview, LaGrange and many other Western and Northern suburban leagues. In 1989 the Stooges were the Life Classic Champions and Pat received his first recognition as a 1st Team All-Star. In 1991 he joined Ice for a five year partnership that included many highlights: in 1991 they won an 88 team state tourney and won the LaGrange League title. In 1992 Ice won titles at Clyde Park, at the Life Classic, and won the ASA “A” Nationals. That year Pat was named a 1st Team All-Star for the Life Classic, won 1st Team All-American honors at the ASA Nationals and was named the MVP for that tournament. In 1993 Ice took third place at the ASA Nationals and won the USSSA World Championship. Pat was named an All-American at the ASA Nationals and was named the top defensive player at the USSSA Nationals. In 1991 Ice won the Hawthorne Park Tournament and Pat was named tournament M.V.P. He joined the Rockers in 1997 and helped them to top four finishes in the ASA Nationals in 1997 and 1998. In 1998 they won the Forest Park Invitational. In 2000 he joined Licorice and helped them to Grant Park championships in 2000 and 2002 and to a major national title in 2000 and 2002. In 2000 he received his second All-American honor. In 2002 the Rockers won the “triple crown” of softball: the Forest Park championship, the Grant Park championship and a major national title. He played with Traffic in 2006 and 2006 and still plays with Windy City. In 1998 and 2005 he received additional honors when he was named to the Chicago All Stars. Pat and his wife, Kim, live in Elmhurst, Illinois and have three children – Patrick, Joe, and Jillian and two grandchildren.