Circa 1992, Forest Park Softball Tournament photo from first game. The team in black was the Splinters.
Tribes pitcher Jimmy Palermo runs 1st base on a double.
1990: Traffic center fielder, Nick Gatta, is all smiles as he is greeted by teammates after blasting a homerun against Sluggers.
Forest Park Softball Whips pitcher Dave Bishoff in action against the Stooges. 1990.
Keeping an eye on the ball, this unknown player takes a swing in the 16″ Softball Tournament.
Kurt Udel of Prime, a true Chicago 16″ softball physique.
1993: Larry Buckley wets down infield between games. Larry Buckley is the Forest Park Superintendent of Parks.
circa 1992: Pitcher Pat Whealy (third from right) congratulated by team mates after he “helps himself out” with a home run.
1994: Rich Melman, head of Lettuce (pun intentional).
1994: The Lettuce bench. The man on the far left is Ed Zolna.
Note the scoreboard which was sponsored by local civic organizations including the Moose, Kiwanis, American Legion, V.F.W., Fraternal Order of Police and the Forest Park Lions Club. Circa 1992: What do you call Bleacher Bums when there aren’t any bleachers and they sit on the field– field bums?
1993 Jerry Main, Ump; Rich Polfus, Slugger; and Dean Pritt, Traffic Ump go over ground rules before the game.
Now in it’s 51st year, Forest Park No Gloves has grown bigger year after year. In 1993, the Silver Anniversary of Forest Park 16″ Softball Tournament these boys of summer were slugging on the fields that were named after Fred O’Connor.