Announcement Date: 13 October 2017

GCSS members & supporters,

The Greater Cleveland Senior Softball League is pleased to announce that Tony Chihill is the 2017 recipient of the Jerry Kopacko Spirit Award. Congratulations Tony! He will receive his award at the next league meeting to be scheduled for later this fall.

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!

Mike Doyle
GCSS Secretary

Announcement Date: 8 September 2017

GCSS Members

Beginning Monday September 18th & Thursday September 21st the Huff n Puffers will be playing pickup games in Parma at the James Day Park fields (11828 Pleasant Valley Road) starting at 10:00 am. The GCSS has been invited to join in. If you're interested please let me know so that I can forward the info.

Circle Friday October Lucky 13th for the GCSS Fall Meeting to get ready for the 2018 Season, never to early to start planning. Location & time details very soon.

Start thinking about nominations for the Forth Annual Jerry Kopacko Sprint Award and up coming League Officer Elections. Commissioner Tony Chihill will be forwarding info.

Wayne Repko
Publicity Chairman

Announcement Date: 15 August 2017

Congratulations to Team #2 sponsored by the Post & Beam Bar and Grille and managed by Bob Zukerman for winning the GCSS Second Half Championship. Team Post & Beam will appear in the post-season playoffs against the First Half Champion Sports Focus team.

Announcement Date: 26 June 2017

Congratulations to Team #1 sponsored by Sports Focus and managed by Frank Bolek for winning the GCSS First Half Championship. Team Sports Focus will appear in the post-season playoffs.

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).

Announcement Date: 17 April 2017


The Strongsville rainout number is 440-580-3102. Rainout information will be available on game days after 8:15 a.m. If there is no rainout message when you call on a game day, members should report to the fields as scheduled.



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