06/22/2011 12:05 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2011

National Whiffleball Playoffs Swing Into Town

Thirty years ago, Jim Bottorff and one of his friends had the idea to organize a whiffleball tournament in Mishawaka, IN. Over time, the competition grew into the World Whiffleball Championship that attracted more than 55 teams in 2010.

So when Bottorff moved to the North Shore and started working as the Skokie Park District's spokesman, naturally whiffleball would follo

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