Trader's Corner Is Now Open For Business!
Sell or trade used or new softball items. Click on Trader's Corner in the menu at the top of this page for access.
Every Wednesday during regular season
8:15 AM --- 17th Street Park
BOARD NOMINEES WANTED
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING BY SERVING ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PLEASE CONTACT GARY MOORE BY FEB. 8
CONTACT INFO: (941) 379-3807
Former SSSA President George Hawley (below right) was the winner of the annual Fred Frank award. Everyone was delighted Fred could attend the event and help celebrate the happy occasion.
YEAR ROUND SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL FOR MEN 55 AND OLDER
Awards Luncheon At Der Dutchman
The annual SSSA luncheon was held on March 25th. Former Oriole and Yankee infielder Brian Roberts (see pictures below) was the featured speaker in a packed banquet room filled with players, spouses, sponsors and good friends..
SSSA BOARD MEETINGS
Association members are welcome to attend monthly Board meetings but must notify Gary Moore at least one day in advance. The minutes of previous meetings may be accessed by clicking on the "SSSA BD MTGS" button on the top of this page.
Silver League player Gene Caffrey has written three mystery novels for fun over the past few years. A publisher in Texas has agreed to promote them and the first of these, called “Shock Treatment”, will be released in November. Electronic copies and hard copies are most easily ordered through Amazon.
Gold League player Ed Sparkman participated in the 2015 ISSA US Open National Championships October 21-25 in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Southern States Services team, made up of players from Florida, won the Major Division, going undefeated in all their games. Ed made a game winning hit in the bottom of the 7th to win one of the games.
New SSSA T-Shirts are available for purchase from SSSA Board Members.
WEBSITE EDITED 1/31/2016 @ 3:15 AM
Attention: All SSSA Players -- 17th Street Field Ground Rules
Players are required to remain outside the gates until 8
AM and stay off the playing fields until 8:15 AM so that the grounds crew can complete mowing and striping the fields.
Please comply with this request in order to avoid problems with the Park District
Mark Your Calendar! Hot Dog Days are coming to the Ballpark.
February 8 & 9 (February 15 & 16 are rainout dates).
For vegetarian folk -- there will be veggie hot dogs this year!
Tuesday Silver League Rule Change --- Effective January 26th
All teams will utilize the 1 and 1 rule for pitch counts (batters automatically start with one ball and one strike) in order to speed up games and bring them to completion. Players should discuss the new strategy with their managers. This temporary rule will be in effect until the end of the season for Tuesday teams only and will be reviewed for its value at the end of the season by the SSSA Board of Directors.
The defibrillator has disappeared from the shed at Richardson/Fruitville Park. If you have it please return to a SSSA Board member.
The league is out of storage space and needs to stash a few items. Does anyone have a little closet or garage storage space where they can temporarily hold these items. Call Gary Moore at 379-4507 if you can help.
Sarasota Senior Softball Association
Lost and Found
Forgotten bats and gloves will not be left in the shed this season along with other misplaced items. Bats and gloves will be picked up by managers and held until the owner is found. PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR BELONGINGS TO EXPEDITE THEIR RETURN.