Fritz Zimmermann has sponsored and played on teams at the major level and at the neighborhood level since 1974. These teams include Splinter’s, March, Meadows, Stallions, Lumber Jacks, and others. His teams have won league championships in parks in Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and at ASA and USSSA state and national tournaments. Besides being a great team sponsor, he has helped Chicago’s game in other ways. In 2009 his generous donation to the Sixteen-inch Softball Hall of Fame provided the necessary funding to complete the Hall of Fame Outdoor Inductee Park in Forest Park, adjacent to the future museum building. He is truly the 2009 Hall of Fame “Man of the Year”.