Announcement Date: 5 April 2019

Temporary 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,



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 game.

- 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).

Announcement Date: 3 November 2018

GCSS members & supporters,

The Greater Cleveland Senior Softball League is pleased to announcethat Mike Doyle is the 2018 recipient of the Jerry Kopacko Spirit Award. Congratulations Mike! He will receive his award at the 2018 December league meeting.

The league also recognizes the other fifteen nominees for this prestigious award. It is an honor to be nominated for this award by our peers. You are all winners!

Finally, we offer a thank you to the league members who nominated their fellow players for this award and for casting their votes for nominees of their choice. Your commitment and involvement in league affairs is what makes the GCSS League the success that it is!

Tony Chihill
GCSS Commissioner



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