SANTA CLARA COUNTY VINTAGE SOFTBALL



The Santa Clara County Vintage Softball Club, a California not for profit corporation, was founded in 1987 for men and women 50 years and older to play slow pitch softball. With over 200 active members, we offer both weekend and weekday leagues that enable players of all skill levels- some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are actually in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame to participate in organized softball as many as 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. To play, all you need is a bat, glove and payment of a nominal annual membership fee. 

Interested? Please visit our Join Us page for information about how to sign up, and be sure to check out our Limited Time Offer for New Players (details below).


Please let your manager know if you can't attend a game and

call the rain line to check if you are playing (408) 795-5844

Upcoming

Saturday League Draft - Saturday, September 24, 2016. Look for emails from your new team managers early in the week of September 26, 2016.

 

Next Board Meeting - Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Minutes for the September 2016 meeting will be available on the Formalities page, soon.

 

BaseballforKids.org Charity Golf Tournament - Saturday, October 24, 2016 at Cinnebar Hills. Details and registration information at this link.

 

Holiday Dinner - Friday, November 11, 2016 at Flames Bar & Grill. Tickets may be purchased using the Paypal Buy Now button below. Download event flyer here.

Number of Dinners

News

Saturday League September Schedule Released. Check out the Schedules page for an updated schedule of Saturday games extending through the month of September. Rosters stay the same until the next draft (which will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016).

Our second annual “Night at the San Jose Giants” occurred on a recent Sunday evening. It was a very pleasant evening and we saw the Giants squeak by the Stockton Ports in the bottom of the 9th for a one run victory. Larry Murchison started the game by throwing out the first pitch. Vintage members and their families participated in the “Chip Shot”, “Musical Chairs”, “Money Ball”, and “Race the Mascot” promos. Also, we left with a full stomach, good memories, and a Madison Bumgarner bobblehead. A fun event and hopefully we walked away with some pointers on how to play this game.

Check out the pictures below to see the action! Thanks to Ric Ferras, our photographer.

Tuesday League. The Club is pleased to note that we now have four teams playing on Tuesdays, up from three teams. Check out the new schedule for the games on our Schedules page.

Saturday League. The schedule for the season is available on our Schedules page. Those of you playing tournaments, remember to let your managers know when you will not be able to attend a Saturday game.

AEDs. We now have an AED (automatic external defibrillator) at each of our fields. Check out this link for more information about CPR and the use of AEDs.


In Memorium

Jack Shaunghnessy 1928 - 2015

Mike Martello passed away in early July 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Mike played with us a long time in the Saturday league and was a great teammate and ballplayer. Mike was a fine man who will be greatly missed by family, friends and Vintage.

Peter Chen. The League is sorry to announce that Peter passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2016. Peter was a long time Vintage player and also served on our Board of Directors for several years. His play in the past few years was with the Fun League but it wasn't long ago that he played in the Tuesday/Thursday leagues as well.

 

His memorial service will be held  this Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Mission City Memorial Park. A reception and pot luck will follow the service which begins at 10:00am. The family would welcome a dessert from anyone willing to bring one.

 

Besides softball, Peter spent a lot of time at the Santa Clara Senior Center. His son mentioned that if anyone would like to make a donation in his name, that Peter would be honored for it to go to the Vintage Softball Club or the Santa Clara Senior Center ballroom dancing program or the fitness center.

Vintage Video

Download this terrific public service announcement video prepared by our own Gopher Gold.

Limited Time Offer for New Players

The Club has a special offer for new Senior Players from South Bay Communities, the details of which you can see at this Press Release. Come try us out.

Volunteer

Social. We need volunteers to help us organize, plan and manage events, including our annual Labor Day BBQ, outings at a San Jose Giants game and our annual Holiday Dinner. 

 

Photographers. Thanks to Ric Ferras and Larry Murchison for taking the new pictures for our site! Please send in others you may have as we are always looking for good pics.

 

Contact. Please contact our president, Mark Loveless, if you are interested in volunteering for any Club positions.


Communication re Combining Teams (Saturday League)

As the Summer and tournament season draws to an end, we hope to see a sharp downturn in the number of Saturday league games being made up of combined teams. 

Since having to combine remains a possibility and one that requires a lot of jiggering and manipulation by team managers, to help make the process easier, please:

  • Let your manager know as soon as possible if you will not be able to make a game.
  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before game time. (Earlier is better, as that gives you more time to stretch and warmup.)
  • Unless you hear otherwise from your manager, go to your designated Field first.
  • For those of you scheduled to play on Field 1, if you do not see your manager (or assistant) at the Field at least 15 minutes before game start time, proceed to Field 2.
  • Check in with your manager as soon as you arrive. (Not knowing who is in attendance makes it particularly hard for managers to set up lineups and distribute bucket players.) To make it easier to find them, the managers should be sitting on or by the bleachers (and the buckets/cans) for each Field.
  • If you are a bucket player, get your name in the can as soon as you arrive, and hang around the can until the managers announce who will be playing.

 

We look forward to seeing all of you out there for Fall ball. Remember the new season starts October 1.





San Jose Giants Night



Some of our players