HOF Annual Golf Outing Friday September 15, 2017
Help the Museum by Hitting a Smaller Ball!

Join some of the greatest softball players in history on the links of a great course...and have some fun! Maybe you played 16-inch softball. Maybe you watched your son, daughter, wife or husband play it. Or maybe you stopped by a park during a beautiful summer night to watch a few innings. If one of these scenarios fits you, then you know the importance of preserving the Hall of Fame Museum building at Forest Park.

To sign up contact  Rachell Entler, Office 708-366-7500 x 17, Email [email protected] 
Sign up sheet  
Hammer the Clam takes home the trophy!

Congratulations to Hammer the Clam on winning the 2017 SSA Men's 16" Class "A" National Championship Tournament. Lose One finished second and Wallace finished 3rd

Virtual Tour of The Hall Of Fame  
If you have not come in person...Check out the George Bliss video. Please consider Liking us on Facebook.

 National Tournament Schedules 
September 1st-3rd at Mt Prospect ASA will be hosting their 16 Inch Softball Nationals. The tournament bracket is listed below:

August 31-September 4 at Forest Park is the SSA Major Nationals. Tournament bracket is listed below: 

HOF Hosts Graduation Ceremony  
Graduation Ceremony. Chicago Police Dept Mckinley Park Softball Program. That's Ray Topps with Police Commander Hemmer. Our thanks to Marco Acevedo, Fritz Zimmermann, Billy Cavanaugh, Jimmy Aconfora, Frank Lentine, and The Entire Hall of Fame Staff. 
Hall of Fame  Museum Schedule
Open Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 Only

Call Rachell Entler at (708) 366-7500 x 17 for an appointment. 
Don't Miss Daily Old Photos on Facebook

Since September, the HOF Facebook page has been showing a different team every day - from the '30s to the contemporary era. In just that short time, we have had an average of 1,000 people view our highlighted teams, individuals, and HOF features and activities. On several occasions, we have even hit 5,000-7,000 views.  Check us out! We believe you will enjoy our page and may see folks you know - or even your own team.
The HOF is Looking for 16 inch Softball Memorabilia

A very nice patch was donated to the HOF. If you have any items that you would like us  to consider for display please share by contacting Rachel Entler at Forest Park or drop off on a Saturday afternoon at the museum.

Do you have a great story, photos, or ideas of league or team names you would like to share? Send them to [email protected] for a chance to be featured in our next newsletter.

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The Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame

Rachell Entler
7501 W. Harrison St.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Office 708-366-7500  x 17