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).
It's that time of year again. If you are interested in playing in 2017, you need to pay your membership dues by December 31, 2016. Please go to the Payment Options section on the Join Us page for a payment link.
Several Vintage players are attending this clinic in Sacramento on December 6, and they wanted to share it with others who may be interested. Steve is a well known Hall of Famer. The link to the clinic is http://sliacademy.com/
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
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.
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.
Mickey Marasovich. The League sorry to announce Mickey's recent passing. He was a former Club member and manager and was very passionate about the game. The League will advise if it receives any information regarding a service honoring Mickey.
Download this terrific public service announcement video prepared by our own Gopher Gold.
The Club has a special offer for new Senior Players from South Bay Communities, the details of which you can read about in the Press Release.
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.
With the tournament season over, 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:
We look forward to seeing all of you out there for Fall ball.