10 Defunct Sports Leagues That Are Cooler Than the NHL

American Professional Slow Pitch Softball League

Years of Existence: 1977-1980

Chicago softball legend Benny Holt's '77 season is possibly the greatest prolonged display of offense in the history of professional sports. His .690 average, 89 home runs, and 187 RBIs set the Windy City on fire like it was 1871 and a clumsy cow had just backed into a lit lantern. In an NHL game, an average of about 5.3 goals are scored. That's an instant of excitement bookended by 12 minutes of guys flipping the puck into the corner and dicking around on skates. Call us crazy for wanting to crack an Old Style in Grant Park and watch Big Ben smash balls through the 40th story windows of Willis Tower.

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