Al Maag is co-founder of the 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame and serves as the sport’s historian. In 1995, he produced a documentary titled “Chicago’s Game: 16-inch Softball” that was narrated by legendary sportscaster Jack Brickhouse. This year he published a book chronicling the game’s history titled “The Greatest Game on Dirt.”

Maag got the idea for the book during the COVID -19 pandemic lockdown. He was admittedly “bored to death” and started going through boxes of old publications like Windy City Softball.