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.
For 2022, there will be a $50 surcharge to cover the extra costs of playing at Arcadia on Saturdays. Otherwise, dues will be unchanged for 2022, remaining at $125 for if you play in both the Tuesday and Thursday leagues only and $100 for one league (Tuesday or Thursday ). The Fun or the Weeknight League are $50. The Weeknight and Fun Leagues are free to members who play in one of the other leagues. And as always, any players 80 or over with 10+ years in the club play for free. You can pay by PayPal using the form below, or by giving a check/cash to any Board member or manager. (Returning members- note there are some new payment classifications, so read carefully to make sure you sign up for the correct leagues).
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).
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The rain line for the Arcadia fields is (669) 275-4938. They will try to have any information posted by 8am. The regular Vintage rain line is (408) 795-5844
We are saddened to tell you of the passing of Gordy Jett. Gordy was a longtime Vintage member, with a dynamite personality and infectious laugh. I loved having him on my teams- always supportive, seemingly happy no matter what was really going on, and brought a smile to my face.
He was battling several illnesses but his family thought everything was under control and that he died of “natural causes”. In fact, earlier this week he was talking about getting in shape to start playing again, same thing he told me a couple weeks ago.
Gordy’s wife also asked if we could come up with a “Resolution” on Gordy for the pastor of his church to read. She explained that a Resolution is talking about Gordy’s life from our (ball player’s) days. The resolution we shared at the memorial service (thanks to Jim Callan for compiling) is shown below.
Arcadia Ballpark has opened for Vintage Play! The opening ceremonies for the ballpark were on Saturday, July 17 and included Vintage Saturday play.
The July 30 edition of the Evergreen Times carried a front page story covering the opening of Arcadia Ballpark, with the story highlighting Vintage play. Several of our members were quoted about their Vintage experiences- great publicity for us! The link below will take you to the newspaper and the story:
For the current season Tuesday and Thursday fields are Arcadia and Mise.
For Saturdays, play will be at Arcadia through October. November and December play will be at either Arcadia or Paul Moore- stay tuned for more details.
The Fun League continues at Hamann Park.
PG&E CARE Program
Here is some information for Vintage members regarding a free program through PG&E called the CARE Program. Under the program, at no cost to you if you are an eligible participant, a representative comes to your home, does an evaluation of how your home could be more energy efficient, and then sends a contracted company out to do work related to installing implementing those efficiencies - again at no cost to eligible participants. It could be insulation, weatherstripping, light bulbs , thermostat or other items that makes a home more energy efficient. Added to that, PG&E may lower your monthly payment for one year with the option of extending the cost savings. This information comes from friends who have already taken advantage of the program.
Contact information: Sal at (831) 854-8111.
As per the county requirement, we have submitted our social distancing protocol to the county. A copy is available below.
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 next Board Meeting is scheduled for January 4th, 2022. Minutes from the November meeting are posted on the site in the Handbook/Rulebook section.
2022 Elections for Vintage Officers and Board members are finished. Congratulations to Dennis Maston, President-elect, and Rick Newson, Secretary-elect, on winning their elections as new club officers! All other incumbent Directors and Officers who were running were re-elected.
The club sends out its thanks to Mike Friedman and Mark Loveless, current Officers and past Presidents, who will be leaving the board at the end of the year. Your contributions to the club have been significant and highly appreciated!
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!