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
March 2, 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
Batting practice info
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
Dennis Lynch        Secretary

Junior Managers:
John Good
Dave Kistler
Jack Roberts
Pat O'Boyle
Tom Zinn
Jim Kosakowski

Senior Managers:
George Cox
Austin Kuder
Harry Danik
Ray Humble
Joe Marco
Chuck Parete
Nick Schepis
Stan Zaborski
Tom Zingale
Committees:
Tom Zigman         Senior Division Director
Len Lieber            Chief umpire
Jim Kipfstuhl         Chairman rules committee


To All Members,

      February 2, 2017 was our second meeting of the year, and our third at the County Library at 2111 Snow Road. So we have moved from our old location. For all the new members we meet on the first Thursday of the month. Jan. Feb. Mar. Oct. Nov. & Dec. All meetings start at 10:00am.

     Managers so far are:  Senior division, Joe Marco, Stan Zaborski, George Cox, Tom Zingale, Ray Humble, Chuck Parete, Nick Schepis, Harry Danik & Austin Kuder.
   Junior division, Tom Zinn, Pat O’Boyle, John Good, Dave “Grover” Kistler, & Jack Roberts.

      We have reached an agreement with NEO Soccer and have the facility every Wednesday in Jan. Feb. and March. From 10:00 am to 12:00pm. Starting 1/11/17. The cost is $5 per person. Because of broken lights last year we will be using a softer ball when batting. But fielding grounders are with a normal softball. The location is behind the Parma Hts. Police Station and Yorktown Bowling Lanes at Pearl and Old York Rd.

       All new members will have evaluations on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and will be placed in the draft they qualify for. You will be judged on hitting, fielding, running & throwing. Anyone interested in helping call any officer. We can always use the help. The time is from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Don’t be late!

       Umpire classes will be held on Thursday April 6th and Thursday April 13, 2017. They will be at the Recreation Department at 7375 Ridge Rd. just north of Pleasant Valley Rd. Starting at 10:00am. We will try to limit the class for two hours. If you are considering umping please try to attend one or both of these classes.

      We have 13 new members so far this season. They are: Steve Cross, Ted Wootan, Arthur Czarnitzki, David Sanchez, Lynn Merholz, Chuck Parete, Jim Durkot, Paul Synek, Gary Armbruster, Bill Edelburg, Tim Wunderle, Greg Lavelle, and Alan Burns.

  We will post the revised by-laws on the website in a few days.

Senior Division Director; Tom Zigman
Rules committee: Chairman: Jim Kipfstuhl, Tom Zigman, Ed Kustra, Jerry Bacher & Ken Dippong.
Chief Umpire: Chairman: Len Lieber (Senior ump schedules) Tom Denk (Junior ump schedules)
Sunshine committee: Don Tischler. Our condolences to Jack White’s family as we lost Jack earlier this year.
Historian: Joe Lubowicz / Bob Murdoch

     The softball season will start weather permitting on April 27, 2017. If you haven’t attended one of these opening days it’s a lot of fun. We have the Mayor, The Service Director, The Recreation Director and the Marine Band to start off the season. Ceremonies start before the first game. I will have a letter each month and will post on our website so that those that cannot attend our monthly meeting will be informed on what’s happening in our league. So stay healthy and be safe so you can say Play Ball come April.

Upcoming Events;
     June 12, 2017 (Monday) (Free Hot Dog picnic) to all paid members.
     August 9, 2017 (Wednesday) Steak Roast & All Star games.

Our next meeting is March 2, 2017 at 10:00am @ 2111 Snow Rd.

Sincerely, John Teron
  (President)

For information contact any officer;

John Teron (president) 216-520-3228                   Grover (treasurer) 440-236-8997

John Good (vice president) 440-570-1730            Dennis Lynch (secretary) 440-725-2006