It was Cameron Turner and his teammates battling a very talented Atlanta team years ago at the annual Gay Softball World Series.
"They had power and speed, were rowdy and intimidating," Turner said. "A lot of Chicago fans came out to support us, and it was a back and forth game from inning to inning with the fans very much into the game."
Atlanta's leadoff hitter came to the plate, known for his speed, and there was a runner on the bases in front of him. "The speedy guy hit a gap shot that got between me and, I believe, Rob Burton in the outfield. Rob chased down the ball and hit Danny Tag, his cutoff man, who then relayed it home to Pete Kavanagh who was catching. By that point, the speedster had caught up with the guy in front of him. They both tried to slide into home behind one another, and Pete tagged the first one and then the second. The ump signaled, 'Out! Out!'
"The crowd went crazy [and] we went on to win the game."
The memories are priceless, some of the minor details are, years later, a bit sketchy.
But gay softball has long been a home, and maybe even heaven, for Turner, 45, who lives in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood and is a partner in the law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney.