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

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Next Board Meeting - Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 . Minutes for previous meetings are available on the Rules/Reg page. 


News


Week Night League. Our first game for March 21st has been rained out, but we will plan on playing every Wednesday starting March 28th and run through August 29th. There is no charge for any club member to play- so all Fun, Tuesday/Thursday, and Saturday league members are invited. Last year we typically had about 22 people show up, teams are picked and we play one 7-9 inning game.  The game is at Santana Park.

Address Reminder. We have a new PO Box and address for the Club. Effectively immediately, correspondence should go to Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, Inc., PO Box 3268, Santa Clara, CA 95055.

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 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.


Still out at Moffett!

Nokona Gloves

Since many of you play with one, we thought you might be interested in this article about the last manufacturer of baseball/softball gloves in the United States. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-08-14/the-last-american-baseball-glove-maker-refuses-to-die. 

Weeknight League

Our weeknight league is back! This year we will be playing on Wednesday nights at Santana Park. Games start at 6pm and last until dark. Teams are picked each night, so please show up by 5:50pm so we can select the teams in a timely manner.

 

We are also looking for a commissioner for the weeknight league. The commissioner only needs to do minimal field prep and coordinate the selection of the teams before each game. Please let Jeff Greenberg know if you are interested.


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 assist our Social Manager Ric Ferras and help him organize, plan and manage events, including our annual Labor Day BBQ, outings at a San Jose Giants game and our annual Holiday Dinner. 

 

Field reservations. Thanks to Tim Town for taking over our field reservations process and the interaction with the City of San Jose regarding field issues. And thanks to Jim Batterson for handling this for Vintage over the past several years.

 

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, Jeff Greenberg, if you are interested in volunteering for any Club positions.


Communication re Combining Teams (Saturday League)

While the tournament season is winding down, we continue to face a number of Saturday league games being made up of combined teams.

  

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.


Vintage PSA Video

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




San Jose Giants Night 2017



Some of our players