BOB FALLSTROM – Herald & Review Community News Editor
Originally published Sep 9, 2008
DECATUR, IL – The wonderful world of fast-pitch softball was remembered at the Casey Popcorn Festival over Labor Day weekend,
Fast-pitch softball was my favorite during 40 years of sports reporting. I was hooked as a skinny lad of 10 while chasing foul balls at the airport diamond in Dixon, my hometown. I received 10 cents for outmaneuvering several other boys to corral the foul ball and return it.
This was while my uncle was playing in a league game. He was a big guy, a catcher. They called him Fatty.