Announcement Date: 6 March 2019


For all the new players that signed up for the GCSS 2019 outdoor softball season there will be a workout session on Friday, March 15th at 1:00 pm. The workout is for the 2019 GCSS managers and draft team to see the new players in action. This season the GCSS is using a "cluster" drafting process to form the teams and players are being placed into various clusters based on their skill levels. This workout will help to place the new players, so it is important that you attend.

The workout time and location is as follows:

Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 1:00 pm until approx. 2:30 pm
Location: Caps Field House (indoor facility), 6060 West Canal Road, Valley View, Ohio 44125

Players should be ready to run, field, throw and bat. The field is AstroTurf and tennis shoes or short rubber cleats can be worn. You will need a glove and if you have a senior softball bat or a favorite bat bring it to use for hitting.

Please let me know if you cannot attend the workout.


Tony Chihill, Commissioner

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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