Steve Donchez

The 1948 Softball World Series program places Steve Donchez in the same class of pitchers as Eddie “Lefty” Sevick, Ralph D’Orio, and the legendary James “Sheik” Di Nardi and Lewa Yacilla. Along with Bob Werderich and Zeke Ireland, Donchez and the Angels of Broadway won the Windy City Softball Championship. Besides being one of the top pitchers of his time and a colorful player who liked to argue with umpires, Steve Donchez also was a superb hitter. Steve passed away in March of 1998.