Just east of McCormick and Lincoln Village on Devon was a lighted baseball stadium called Thillens . When I was on a Lincolnwood Girls Softball Team during high school, we played one night game in this stadium. WGN-TV televised youth league games from Thillens , pioneering the use of the center field camera there back in the mid-1950s, about the same time the iconic baseball was installed. The Thillens family established the stadium in 1938 and in 2005, donated it to the City of Chicago. While it is listed online as being in Chicago, I think it is actually within Lincolnwood borders. The cool baseball started crumbling and actually became more of an eyesore over the years – it was removed in June 2013, much to the dismay of grown ups like me who played in the beloved stadium in their youth.