Bob Werderitch

Considered by many to be the second best pitcher next to the legendary Lewa Yacilla, Bob Werderitch entered the Windy City league at 17, the youngest player at that time to play major league softball. Batting clean-up for the Immel and Karis team, he led them to a second place finish his first year. He …

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Harry Wilson

A top umpire of the 30s and 40s, Harry called balls and strikes at Windy City Stadiums and Soldier Field. Pioneer softball players remember Harry for his ability on and off the field. His ability to umpire was heightened by his great deal of playing experience. I addition to his umpiring duties, Harry also gathered …

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Jim “Nugie” Watkins

 Old Timers remember Nugie Watkins as one of the best defensive shortstops in the game during the 30s and 40s. He played for Ham’s Didits, the Gas House Gang, and the Brown Bombers. At nineteen Jim “Nugie” Watkins did not realize the place he would make in 16″ softball history when he began his playing …

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