Investigation timeline: What is the deal with Chicago's ginormous 16-inch softballs?

How did this Chicago tradition get its start and stay popular?

September 7, 2012

Cheryl Raye-Stout

Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public's curiosity. People submit questionsvote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time, on FacebookTwitter and the timeline above.  

This round's winner is Derek Stiles from Wicker Park. His question is: "What is the deal with Chicago's ginormous 16-inch softballs?" We're on it! Check back here for updates from WBEZ sports reporter Cheryl Raye-Stout as this story evolves.