Softball has resumed! We have re-started play across all our leagues- Fun, Tuesday/Thursday, Saturday and Weeknight. Please let us know if you are ready to re-start, or join the 25+ new club members. We are following the county and state health protocols for safety of everyone involved.
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 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 (Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday). The Fun or the Weeknight League are $50. (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.
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).
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* Arcadia Ballpark has opened for Vintage Play! The opening ceremonies for the ballpark on Saturday, July 17, included Vintage Saturday play.
* Going forward, for the remainder of this season (through July 31), Tuesday and Thursday play otherwise scheduled for Starbird, will be played at Arcadia. Games scheduled for Paul Moore will remain at Paul Moore.
* For the upcoming season, beginning August 1, Tuesday and Thursday fields will be Arcadia and Mise. No formal/final change yet for Saturday fields as "negotiations" are on-going.
[The address for Arcadia Ballpark is 2208 Quimby Rd., San Jose. The park is on Quimby, across from the Eastridge Mall near the intersection of Quimby and E. Capitol Expressway].
* Players who wish to be in the Tuesday and/or Thursday drafts, should contact/check/confirm with
league commissioner Jack Boniface (650-279-7058;
email@example.com) before July 22nd to make sure they are included in the draft.
* Players who wish to be in the Saturday draft, should contact/check/confirm with Lou Silver (408-592-2904; firstname.lastname@example.org) before July 24th, to make sure they are included in the draft.
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 September 13th. Note this is a later date than usual. Minutes from the July meeting are posted on the site in the Handbook/Rulebook section.
2021 Elections for Vintage Officers and Board members will start in September. Please let us know if you are interested in running for one of the positions. The term will be for the 2022 calendar year.
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!