Announcement Date: 5 November 2019


The second 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.

We hope to see you there!

Your GCSS Officers


Announcement Date: 28 October 2019

Election Results

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:

Commissioner- (NO NOMINATION)
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.

The Commissioner position remains without a nominee. Anyone interested in this position should contact any Board member.

Michael Doyle
GCSS Secretary

Announcement Date: 28 October 2019

GCSS 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

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).



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