All Vintage leagues are suspended per the shelter in place regulations. This will last  until the county allows organized softball to resume. Look to this page for updates. Stay safe and wash those hands!


SANTA CLARA COUNTY VINTAGE SOFTBALL


The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, 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. 


All Games Suspended Until Further Notice


We will follow California's shelter in place regulations- play will not resume until the state gives the green light for sports activities to continue. Our primary concern is always the health and safety of club members.

 

If you are aware of any club member needing help, reach out to to the club at info@vintagesoftball.org


2021 Dues

For those who paid dues in 2020, no dues will be charged for 2021, unless you are increasing/upgrading the leagues you play in. Of course, no new dues will be required until we resume play.

Dues will be unchanged for 2021, remaining at $125 for if you play in 2 or more leagues, $100 for one league or $50 for the Fun or the Weeknight League. (Note that the Weeknight League is free to members who play in one of the other leagues).  You can pay by PayPal using the form below, or by giving a check/cash to any Board member or manager. 

 

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Playing Vintage Softball creates bonds that last for years, or even decades. Here's a note we received from one of our players who despite having moved out of the area, still continues to be a club member!

 

Just paid my dues for the 24th time. I have been a member of this organization for a few years now. I haven’t played in San Jose in 9 years,  but I am on mailing list and I have paid my dues every year since I joined back in 1995. I think I have all the meeting minutes filed away somewhere on this computer. 

 

I have one of the old Vintage wind-breakers with the old logo on the back. I have an old hat as well but it starting to have an odor about it that some of the guys here offer hats for free just to bury it. But, I wear them constantly because I’m proud of Vintage. And a little publicity for the bay area doesn’t hurt – right?

 

I have been playing here in Fresno since 2009 and I am planning to play a few more years. I think they will have to carry me off the field to make me stop. But I do publicize the camaraderie that Vintage has had over the years. The best bunch of guys – EVER! The “Vintage softball club” will always be important to me. You can count on that. It made me feel young again and the people that I have know over the years is impressive. They were all family for sure….

 Respectfully,

 Paul Hebert

 

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).



News


Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for January 5th. Minutes from the November meeting are posted on the site in the Handbook/Rulebook section.


2020 Vintage Election Is Completed!

2020 Election results for Vintage Officers and Board members are complete. All returning officers and directors were re-elected. In addition, Kent Gaynor was added to the Board, replacing Brian Adams. And the Fun League has a new commissioner, John Leong, replacing Tom Simpson. Welcome to Kent and John, and thanks to Brian and Tom for their service to Vintage.


 

Bob Sebring – Notice of Retirement

After 53 years of playing, coaching and hosting softball tournaments it’s time to call my final out. Due to ongoing medical conditions, I can no longer enjoy the camaraderie of being with my fellow softball enthusiasts out at the fields. The great relationships I’ve established throughout the softball community and all the memories are things I will hold close to my heart forever. I never met players, fellow teammates, private umpires, complex owners or Nor-Cal Senior and Senior Softball administrators that I didn’t enjoy working or playing with.

With all that said, January 1st, 2021 is the date of my retirement. I hope you all enjoy your softball endeavors as I have for more than half a century. I am going to try and visit as many games as I can. Until then, I’ll miss those relationships.

Bob Sebring
(408) 856-3867

 

2019 Holiday Party


Pictures

You may have noticed a photographer taking pictures during our Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday games. Lisa Unruh has kindly been snapping action (or not) shots of many of us, highlights of which are shown at the bottom of this page. She has set up an album that anyone can access, so you can see and print out your own pics at https://vintagesoftballsc.shutterfly.com. You'll need to sign up for a Shutterfly account if you don't have one. Thanks Lisa!


Toys for Tots Charity

Each year in November, we have historically worked with Ray Miranda in a charity effort, Toys for Tots. While this year will not allow for a toy drive, we are partnering with Ray for donations to the same charity. For those who want to donate, checks can be made out to the Church involved, Templo Juan 3:16, sent in care of Ray. All donations are tax deductible. Details, including contact information are in the flyer below.

 

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John Baker Passing

We are saddened to announce the passing of John Baker, a 20+ year Vintage player and manager. The notice from his family is shown below:

 

 

Obituary of John Lee Baker

 

John Lee Baker, 73, of San Jose, passed away on October 20, 2020 after a second battle with Multiple Myeloma.

John was born on January 30, 1947 to Raymond & Terry Baker in Pasco, WA. After graduating from Sunnyvale High in 1965, he went on to serve two years in the US Army, one of which was in Vietnam. He earned his B.S. degree in Accounting from San Jose State University in 1975.

In 1966, while on a blind date, John met the love of his life, Diana Miller. They wed in 1970, and during their 50 years of marriage, they raised three wonderful children, Justin, Brian, & Kristina.

John was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly proud of Justin, Brian, Kristina, and Diana and always tried his best to support them.

 

John was also passionate about sports and could often be found playing softball with the Vintage Senior Softball league when he wasn’t working. He spent 40 years as a technical recruiter, where he worked for many Silicon Valley Tech companies.

Anyone who knew John knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. His infectious laugh, smile, and humor will forever be missed. John was predeceased by his parents, Raymond & Terry Baker. He is survived by wife, Diana, his children Justin Baker, Brian Baker (Arlene) and Kristina Gordon (Dennis), as well as his grandchildren Lily Gordon, Cooper Gordon, & Isaiah Baker. He is also survived by his siblings Thomas Baker, Susan Patton, and Mary Baker Robins & in-laws Sabine Miller and Ed Mendez. Loving nieces & nephews are Rolando Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Jessica Patton, Rachel Correia (Nick), Michael Robins, and Jason Robins.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be sent to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Due to Covid-19, a family service has been arranged.  


Vintage PSA Video

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


Still out at Moffett!


AEDs. We 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.




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


Play ball!!!

Thanks to Lisa Unruh for taking these great pics!


Fun on a recent Saturday....