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.
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….
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).
Annual dues are $125 for if you play in 2+ leagues, $100 for one league or $50 for the Fun or Weeknight League. For returning members, 2019 dues are must be paid in order to play. You can pay by PayPal using the form below, or by giving a check/cash to any Board member or manager.
Our annual outing at the San Jose Giants is coming up on Sunday June 30th, at 5pm. This year we are going back to the dedicated picnic area, which will be reserved for us. We will also be able to participate in the on field activities.
This is a great event to bring your family.
The ticket price includes admission to the game and picnic area, a full BBQ dinner with sides and two drinks (alcoholic or not) for $53. The kids' price (kids' menu and non-alcoholic drinks) is $30.
Our SJ Giants event has always been a blast- so come on out and join us!
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!
The club thanks Jim Batterson, who recently moved out of the area, for his many years of contributions to the club, including as a manager, being in charge of getting our fields and a winner of the Sportsmanship Award. Fortunately Jim will be coming back for a few weeks each year, so it won't be permanent! Good luck Jim.
The weeknight league is back! We are playing on Monday nights at Hamann Park, starting at 6pm until it gets dark. Everyone interested is pre-assigned to a team so let our commissioner Blain Thomas know if you are interested by leaving a message in our contact https://www.vintagesoftball.org/contact/. We're off to a great start with 20-25 players showing up. You can also join the club solely as a weeknight league player for $50.
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.
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
Thanks to Lisa Unruh for taking these great pics!