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Softball Tue Jul 15 2014
The Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame has honored more the 400 players, coaches, umpires, and staff since its inception back in 1995. Now it has a new home for fans to learn about the history and growth of a game started right here in Chicago.
To celebrate the opening of their new museum at 7501 W. Harrison St. in Forest Park, the Hall of Fame is hosting an all day event on Saturday, July 19 featuring live music, a food and beer court, and you guessed it, some 16-inch softball. A celebrities game along with a North vs. South Hall of Famers game headlines the softball playing portion of the afternoon, while Hall of Fame president Ron Kubicki is scheduled as one of the speakers for the ribbon cutting ceremonies. Whiskey's Quicker will be providing entertainment before the opening ceremonies commence, and the evening is being topped off with a concert featuring Rhythm Method.
"Building the Hall of Fame has been a work in progress by dedicated volunteers. We are delighted to show off our new museum and highlight the players who have dedicated themselves to this great sport," said Hall of Fame president Ron Kubick. "We are excited to honor the game's rich history, and talented stars of 16-inch softball."
The new museum will be loaded with historical memorabilia and will be a must stop for anyone visiting the city looking to see something that is vintage Chicago.