Lots of love for no gloves

Forest Park hosted its 42nd annual 16-inch No Gloves National Tournament Sunday. Just picture regular softball, only with a ball twice the size and more spongy. Players in the field, as the name suggests, don’t wear gloves.

Teams from all around the Midwest came to compete. These guys are really good too! It’s way more of a defensive game, but I spent at least an hour from a “press” box above the backstop as I tried to show the long shadows forming behind hitters in the late afternoon sun.

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