There was nothing like the Back of the Yards growing up. Lived at 50th & Oakley went to St Michaels at 48th & Damen. Played alot of 16in softball at all the playgrounds, Oakley, Hermitage, Strawhacker, Kostner. We took 3rd place in City in 56. Played the grammer school league at Cornell took 1st place in 58. I'm 70 and still enjoying the old memories.