No Gloves Tournament 2022

Sixteen-inch softball is Chicago’s game. No gloves. Just a ball and a bat for 130 years. “1887, Farragut boat club, a guy took a boxing glove, true story,” explained George Bliss of the 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame. “Took a broomstick, hit it and that was the beginning of 16-inch no glove softball.” Since then, the sport has blossomed, spreading from the city through suburbs and across the country.

Forest Park hosted the 54th No Glove Nationals tournament July 28th through the 31st at 7501 Harrison Street.