Date: 5 November 2019
2019 fall GCSS general membership meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
December 11, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Senior Center meeting
room of the Strongsville Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd., Strongsville.
The agenda includes voting on changes to the league rules and the award
presentations to Jack Salmon and Joe Ferlin.
to see you there!
Date: 28 October 2019
Per our league Bylaws,
nominations for all four Board positions (two-year terms) were opened
at the October league meeting. The following members were nominated:
Publicity Chair- Wayne Repko (Uncontested)
Treasurer- John Caruso (Uncontested)
Secretary- Ken Delfing (Uncontested)
A motion was made
to put the uncontested positions to a floor vote. Motion carried. The
membership approved Wayne Repko as Publicity Chairman, John Caruso as
Treasurer, and Ken Delfing as Secretary. The new terms will commence
January 1, 2020. Congratulations to you all.
position remains without a nominee. Anyone interested in this position
should contact any Board member.
Date: 28 October 2019
members & supporters,
The Greater Cleveland Senior Softball League is proud to announce that
Jack Salmon was voted the 2019 recipient of the Jerry Kopacko Spirit
Award. Best regards to Jack, who will receive his award at the December
2019 league meeting.
The league also recognizes the other fourteen league members who were
nominated for this prestigious award. Being nominated by your peers
speaks to your character and to your sportsmanship. You are all winners!
Thank you to our league members for their support in the nomination
and voting process for this award. Your active involvement continues
to make the GCSS League a success!
Your GCSS Officers
Date: 5 April 2019
rule change information:
To all GCSS Members,
April 5, 2019
To: GCSS Managers and Board Members
As a result of confusion regarding replacement players (floaters), as
Commissioner I am exercising GCSS Rule 1G, which states:
"Additional rules may be adopted by the Commissioner during the
season as needed." This rule is to clarify where floaters
can play and bat in the line-up. It took effect in 2017 & will continue
for the remainder of the 2019 season. The membership will discuss
and vote on this issue during the October 2019 membership meeting if
required. Nothing in the GCSS Bylaws and Playing Rules for the 2019
Season addresses this situation. Please see the rule addition below
which will be referred to as “Rule TEMP 4M – Batting order
and fielding positions for floaters”.
Tony Chihill GCSS,
RULE ADDITION FOR THE 2019 GREATER CLEVELAND SENIOR SOFTBALL
SUBJECT: Rule - TEMP 4M - BATTING ORDER AND FIELDING POSITIONS FOR FLOATERS
The scenarios below define the batting order position for floaters added
to GCSS teams. A floater can play any fielding position during the game(s)
for all of the scenarios below.
Scenario “A”: Floater added to a team at the start
of the first game of a double header.
- A floater that is added to a team at the start of the first game of
a double header can be inserted into the batting order at any position.
If the floater remains on the same team for the second game his batting
order position will not change.
Scenario “B”: Floater(s) moved to a different team
for the second game of the double header or only plays in the second
- Floater(s) that are moved from “Team A” to “Team
B” or only play in the second game will be inserted into the batting
order immediately after the original last batter in the line-up from
the first game. This is true regardless of where the batting order starts
for the second game (i.e. If the original last batter in the line-up
is the leadoff hitter for the second game the next batter will be the
floater(s) just added to the team).