Huff-N-Puffers


   The Huff-N-Puffers play softball at James Day Park in Parma, which is located next to CCC-West on West Pleasant Valley Road between West 130 and York Roads.   Games are played at 9:15 AM and 10:45 AM.   Players must be at least 60 years old during this calendar year.   There are two divisions--a junior division and a senior division.  
    The Huff-N-Puffer meetings are held at the County Library, which is located at
2111 Snow Road (one half mile East of State Road). The meetings are held the first Thursday of the month and begin at 10:00 AM.
 Contact us at donald654@centurytel.net 
Huff - N - Puffer Home Page
Click here to see a video of the Huff-N-Puffers
media.parmacityschools.org/video/huff%20and%20 puffers
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To see a video of the Junior division playoff game or read a short article of the game, click here;
http://cleveland.com/parma/index.ssf/2013/09/parma_hosts_huff-n-puffers_sen.html#incart_river
   If you are a member of the Huff-N-Puffers and would like to receive emails about future events (like banquets, steak roasts, or hot dog roasts), information about fellow ballplayers, and reminders of meetings and special events, then send an email to donald654@centurytel.net
To see the 2014 Channel 19 video "The Boys of Summer", click here
For a story about WWII veteran George Lizanich  click here
To view the 2015 Channel 8 video of the Huff-N-Puffers click here
Letter from the President
Latest News:
Next meeting is
Thursday
October 5, 2017
 2016 ALL STAR GAME
Senior Division vs. Junior Division
Wednesday, August 10th at 1:00 PM
Diamond #3 --- James Day Park

        Senior All Stars                                                   Junior All Stars
        Manager – Stan Zaborski                                   Manager --- John Teron
        Visitors (Red Shirts)                                            Home (White Shirts)

       Barnes, Bob                                                         Auvil, Carl
       Bradesku, Brad                                                    Colon, Bob
      DeCrane, Bruce                                                    DeWerth, Al
                                                                                    Miske, Joe
      Gerlach, John                                                        Genda, Karl
      Smejkal, Ken                                                          Kilburg, Joe
     Johnson, Russ                                                       Kushner, John
     Jones, Herb                                                           Middaugh, Bill
     Kustra, Ed                                                              O’Boyle, Pat
     Lange, Don                                                            Piechocinski, Ed
     Robles, Sam                                                          Schoenlein, Dave
     Ross, Charles                                                        Stetter, Leo
     Schepis, Nick                                                         Teron, John
     Smolko, Charlie                                                     Thresher, Roger
     Trem, Will                                                              Tischler, Don
      Wyman, Sam


​          All Star Juniors   15
        All Star Seniors   6

2016 Junior All Star Team
January 18, 2017
To All;
Below is a final list of
 The 2017 Governing Board for Huff n Puffers Officers
Officers:
John Teron           President
John Good            Vice president/Jr. Manager
Dave Kistler          Treasurer/Jr. Manager
Don Evans           Secretary

Junior Managers:
John Good
Dave Kistler
Jack Roberts
Pat O'Boyle
Tom Zinn
Jim Kosakowski
John Teron
​                                                        Senior Managers:
George Cox
Austin Kuder
Harry Danik
Ray Humble
Joe Marco
Bob Pine
Nick Schepis
Chuck Parete
Tom Zingale
Committees:
Tom Zigman         Senior Division Director
Len Lieber            Chief umpire
Jim Kipfstuhl         Chairman rules committee


​April 27, 2017 Opening Day Ceremonies

To: All Members and Officers,

     I am happy to announce that everything is finally settled for the 2017 season opener.

 April 27, 2017 (Thursday) at 9:00 am, we will kick off our 32nd year for the Greater Cleveland Senior Softball League, in Parma Ohio.

 As usual, we will start with the Marine Color Guard representing veterans from all the branches of military.

 Joining them singing our National Anthem will be special guest (Jim Miragliotta). 

        If you have not been to one of these openers, it is very special and not to be missed. We have over 280 members this year and two divisions: the senior group and the junior group. 16 teams represent both divisions. If by chance you’re playing the second game, make time to attend the opening ceremony at 9am.   

       Practices have been going on since January 1st and mostly indoors. But as of late, we have been able to use the fields at James Day Park in Parma. That address is 11828 W Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma Ohio 44134.

       We expect Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter, Rec. Director Micky Vittardi, and Councilman Allan Divis to be at the opening ceremonies. Also invited are the families of Ray Page (former president of Huff-n-Puffers) and James Day (former Mayor of Parma).

        I would like to thank all of the officers and managers of our Huff-n-Puffers for all their help this winter as there have been many changes in managers and officers to help run our league. Also there are people who help run our group that never get recognized. Don Evans for all he does, filling in as secretary, organizing our equipment room at the park, and most of all setting up on game days. Your work does not go unnoticed. Thank you Don.  

       Grover! What can you say, Everybody thinks you’re the President! He does more than all of you know! From scheduling, running the check book, to helping put new members on teams and more. Thanks Grover !!!!!!

       Vice President John Good, Thank you John for all your advice and helping secure our hall for our year end banquet. John and Tom Denk also recently instructed an umpire class for all our umpires this year. I attended the second class and was very impressed. Both John and Tom are ASA Umps. Great job on that! Thanks.

       Lastly I would like to address a few things, 1. Welcome all new members to our league. It is most important that you enjoy your time this year. We certainly welcome new talent and hope the league is very competitive. 2. Last year was unfortunate; there are still some wounds to heal as we repair some unfinished business. I know some of you have strong feelings about all that occurred but I have spent many a night trying to help for the betterment of the organization. I realize not everyone is happy about the outcome but I really tried to do what was best for our league. Not a night goes by that I don’t think about Huff-n-Puffers. So Let’s Play Ball! And be safe out there!

      Your President, John Teron

Click here for JUNIOR team members
2016 Senior Division Champions