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).


Membership Renewals Due December 31, 2016

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.

 

If you do not renew by the 31st, you will be marked as ineligible to play in the League.


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

 

Next Board Meeting - Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Minutes for the November 2016 meeting are available on the Formalities page.

 

News

The annual Holiday Party was held on November 11 at Flames Restaurant in San Jose. As usual we all had a great time. Thank you to all who donated auction items and a special thanks to Allen and Ginger Baden who donated Sharks tickets and a framed cartoon about senior softball and also for organizing and running the auction and providing the appetizers. Also a special thanks to Ric Ferras who provided the music and entertainment. Ric also took many photographs - check out the pictures below to see the action! 

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. 

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.

Bill Gradwohl. The League is sorry to inform you of Bill's passing. He was a long time member of our Club and was still playing in the Fun League as recently as a few weeks ago.  He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all of us at Vintage. 

 

There will be a funeral Mass at 10:00am on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church located at 1971 St. Lawrence Drive in Santa Clara. The family requests no calls.

Vintage PSA 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 read about in the Press Release.

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)

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:

  • 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.





2016 Holiday Party!!


San Jose Giants Night



Some of our players