“Windy City” Major
Carol Stream, Illinois
The “Windy City” major is this Friday through Sunday and boy is it a big one! 32 teams including 29 from the Conference USSSA take to the fields in Carol Stream, Illinois outside of Chicago. The infields at McCaslin park are turf and the temperatures are only supposed to reach into the 70’s. The ball usually flies at McCaslin park depending upon which field you are on and what the wind is doing. With the 27 Conference teams there is (4 x 27) + 150 = 258 points on the line! Monsta who has been playing well and is #1 in the Computer Rankings is the slight favorite over Smash It Sports who is currently #1 in the points standings. Resmondo will get some key players back from injury and suspension and will be looking to turn their season around and MPT Rentals is the only Major team not to have won a tournament this year and it was this time last year in Kansas City where they won their 1st tournament beating all 3 of the other Major teams. The Chicago Major is known for its upsets with ‘A’ teams like Seminoles last year making it all the way to the championship game. Expect this year to be no different. The action kicks off at 5 PM Central time Friday where they play the “Round of 32” and the “Round of 16” games on the 300 foot fields.
On the women’s side there is 14 teams including 4 Major teams and they start at 8 AM Central time on Saturday morning over at the Glass Hagel fields and finish on Sunday morning at McCaslin park.
The Windy City Teams
The Playing Fields
M1-M4 McCaslin Park – All McCaslin fields are 300 feet
27W650 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
G1-G3 Glasshagel Fields Park – G1 is around 300 feet, G3 goes out to 352 feet in center field
27W345 St. Charles Rd
West Chicago, IL 60185
Weekend Weather looks great with some chance of showers.
Monsta gets the nod from TheOldScout poll.
2019 Chicago Winner – TDB/Racks/Athlon
2018 Chicago Winner – SmashIt/Thunder/Backman/TDB/S&S/Miken/Worth
2017 Chicago Winner – SIS/Thunder/Miken/Worth/Louisville
2016 Chicago Winner – Resmondo Specialty Tank Worth
2015 Chicago Winner – Smash It Sports/Compound/H Auto/Easton
2014 Chicago Winner – Resmondo Specialty-Tank/Worth
2013 Chicago Winner – Laservision/Desertfalls/Boombah/Easton