Announcement Date: 17 November 2018

GCSS Members and Supporters,

An active GCSS member was inducted into the Cleveland Slow Pitch Softball Wall of Fame at the induction banquet on Friday, November 16, 2018. Congratulations to inductee Bob Zukerman on receiving this distinctive honor!

Traditionally the inductees are allowed to speak after receiving their awards. Always the creative one, Bob wrote and delivered the poem that appears below. Well done Bob!“

Baseball and softball is a game for the young and old
And playing senior softball Is as good as gold
As a kid we played the game and had fun
And as we aged we are still playing and we’re not done
We might not hit as hard or run as fast
But that is why they allow us to use senior bats
Keep on playing, keep on moving
Because stopping our play would be considered losing
Good luck to you and share the wealth
Because the game and the friendships are so good for your health!”
– Bob Zukerman (2018)

Your GCSS Officers

Announcement Date: 8 November 2018

It is not too early to register for the 2019 GCSS season! The updated registration form for 2019 now appears under the Sign-Ups tab on the GCSS website for you to download and complete. We will also have forms available at the December meeting and we can send you forms upon request.

Feel free to provide league information and registration forms to senior players that you know who would be interested in joining our league.

We look forward to another great year of senior softball in 2019!

Your GCSS Officers

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

Announcement Date: 4 September 2018

Announcement Date: 11 June 2017

Temporary rule change information:

To all GCSS Members,

May 26, 2017

To: GCSS Managers and Board Members

As a result of confusion regarding foaters, as Commissioner I am exercising GCSS Rule 1G, which states: Additonal rules may be adopted by the Commissioner during the season as needed. This rule is to clarify where foaters can play and bat in the line-up and will take effect immediately for the remainder of the 2017 season. The membership will discuss and vote on this issue during the October membership meetng if required. Nothing in the GCSS Bylaws and Playing Rules for the 2017 Season addresses this situaton. Please see the rule additon below which will be referred to as “Rule TEMP 4K – Battng order and felding positons for foaters”.

Tony ChihillGCSS,



The scenarios below defne the battng order positon for foaters added to GCSS teams. A foater can play any felding positon during the game(s) for all of the scenarios below.

Scenario “A”: Floater added to a team at the start of the frst game of a double header.

- A foater that is added to a team at the start of the frst game of a double header can be inserted into the battng order at any positon. If the floater remains on the same team for the second game his battng order positon 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 battng order immediately afer the original last batter in the line-up from the first game. This is true regardless of where the battng 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 foater(s) just added to the team).



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