Wall of Fame

Jim Quinn

Jim Quinn embodies what the game of sixteen-inch softball is all about. Originally from the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South side, Jim and his family moved to the North side in 1956. That year Jim and the “Rods” won the 12-14 year old Sauganash Park Sixteen-inch softball title. Two years later, Jim Quinn, Jim Voss …

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Dale “Dale Dog” Mitchell

     Dale Mitchell started playing softball on a CYO team in 1966. From 1971 to 1986 he played at Boyce, McGuane, Donavan, and Armor Parks. In 1987 Dale and the Aces won the ASA “A” Tournament in Portage, Indiana. That victory launched a career in Major Softball that would last for another twenty-one years. He …

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Phillip S. Williams, Jr.

Phillip Williams, Jr. was born and raised on the South side of Chicago. His father (and namesake) played softball at Ogden Park in the 1940s, so Phillip spent a lot of time as a seven and eight year old watching his dad play. He started playing softball on the street corners of his Englewood residence …

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George “Sherm” Sherman

George Sherman began playing softball in 1963 for Durty Nellies in Palatine. He was nineteen at the time and was playing football for Northern Illinois University, so he could not fully commit to the travel necessary to play full-time for Nellies. After college, he became the quarterback for the Lake County Semi-Professional Football Team, further …

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Donald Martina

     Don Martina began playing softball in the ’60s and continues playing today for a career spanning over forty years. While serving in the Army, he played softball and basketball overseas and along the East Coast. He returned to Chicago in 1968 and joined several local teams playing at Lawndale (now Piotrowski) Park on Chicago’s …

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Bob Hockenbrough

Bob Hockenbrough started playing softball when he was boy growing up in Brookfield. Today, at seventy-four and two knee replacements later, he’s still playing softball in Berwyn. He played baseball at Lyons Township and played softball for the Bruins. He then joined the Army where he played baseball and basketball. After his discharge, he played …

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John Lee

Starting in grammar school, John C. Lee spent nearly half of his life playing his favorite sport:  softball. By age fifteen, he was learning the art of six-teen softball by serving as a bat boy for teams in the Pro Windy City League. In 1949, he played for the Alcott Aces, and helped them win …

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John C Barrett

John started playing softball in 1960 at the age of eight at the Neighborhood Boys Club (NBC) on Chicagos North side. It was at the NBC that John fell in love with the game of 16” softball. His love of the sport continued through high school at St. Benedict’s and in college at DePaul University. …

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Rich DelGiudice

Rich DelGiudice’s softball career spans many memorable years as a player and later as a manager who was fortunate enough towards the end of his career to have managed three of his sons – George, Nick and Joe – as manager of the Flames. He started playing softball with the Hawks at Garfield Park and …

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Jerry Duchen

Jerry Duchen’s baseball career started in 1949 at age seven when he joined a little league program. His fifty-three year softball career began two years later when he joined his first team at Humboldt Park. In 1953 he was selected to the JYC All Star Softball Team, but his big break occurred in 1957 when …

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Join us October 29, 2022

26th Annual Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner, at the Drury Lane Oakbrook

 

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