Re: 16 INCH SOFTBALL
Date: October 12, 2015 11:14PM
Did you have a relative that worked for American Can Co (CANCO)? We had a Richard Knack who played in our Industrial League at one time back in the 60's.
Just alittle background (beloe) where I come from and the good old days of playing softball:
Anyone remember the good old windy city 16 in softball games and parks? I started playing in the 50's at Oakley Playground league. We traveled to different playground parks every week. Hermitage, Kostner then Strawhacker,Lawler, Murray,Hale. In 1956 Oakley Playground we took third in the city. Our St Michaels League we usually played at Cornell 58 & 59 we took first place. As we got older we played all over. Kelly,Davis,Pasteur, West Lawn, Gage , Ogden, Humboldt. Our Industrial League from American Can we played at Gage Park in the 70's Champs in 72,73,74,and then onto Grant park for the City Champs third place in 72. My brother Roger played everywhere and every park with many good players.