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.
Huff - N - Puffer Home Page
 Contact us at donald654@centurytel.net 
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
 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

2017 Junior Champions
Click here for JUNIOR team members
Photo by Lori English
Senior White All Star roster

Players

Cisco Ancona
 Chuck Hurley
 Herb Jones
 John Kilner
 Ed Kustra
 Don Lange
 George Manzuk
 Jack McNamara
 Larry Ream
 Bill Rieke
 Steve Rist
 Tom Sanders
 Paul Soska
 Tim Speer
 Frank Stanton
 Gene Thoms


Assistants

Tim Hexter / coach
Joe Marco /  coach




Senior Red All Star Roster

Players

Toomey, Pete
Shepis, Nick
Spearing, Ken
Galmarini, Tom
Feeley, Jim
LaGambina, Steve
Johnson, Russ
Ross, Charlie
Allie, Gary
Maltry, Tim
DeCrane, Bruce
Kosmowski, Mark
Trem, Will
Wyman, Sam
Smejkal, Ken
Bradescu, Brad
Rinella, Mike
Smith, Jim
Sanchez, Dave

Bench Assistants

Jackman, Bob / coach
Rossman, Ed / coach
Danik, Gena / scorekeeper
Ruminski, Gabe / batboy
Schieve, Jerry / assistant manager
Danik, Harry / manager
​Junior All Star Roster

Patton, Manny
Synek, Paul
Merkowsky, Frank
Leonaard, Jim
Schwin, Paul
Lappa, Paul
Ball, Rob
Fazekas, Steve
Coyne, Tom
Schwark, Scott
Teron, John
Wootan, Ted
Sellke, Dave
Shumway, Dave
Wightman, Wayne

 2017 Junior All Star Team
2017 White All Star Team
2017 Red All Star Team
Senior Division Champions
October 14, 2017
To: All Members and Officers,

      Well, the 2017 playing season has ended. The two winning teams were (Droba’s Autobody) for the Seniors and (Red Circle Lanes) for the Juniors. Both teams had first year managers: Austin Kuder and Jim Kosakowski. Congratulations to all players and managers.

      We will meet the first Thursday of the month at the Library at 2111 Snow Rd. in Parma thru April of 2018. Next month (Nov. 2, 2017) will be nominations for the four officer positions. President and Secretary will be for a two year term. Vice President and Treasurer will be for a one year term. Next year Vice President and Treasurer will be a two year term. This was decided by the governing board last year to stagger the term of these offices. So as to insure continuity for our league.

      At the last meeting Don Lange introduced a new logo for our jerseys and we will read it at the next meeting and vote afterward to decide whether or not to change.

      Another topic was whether or not to introduce a third division or to expand the two we currently have. Many of you have voiced your opinion to me and others about this change. This will be decided by the governing board according to our by-laws and rules. If you are interested in one way or another please be there to voice your concerns at the next meeting. This is the third year we have looked at adding a possible new division. 

      The banquet was October 8th and we had 165 attendees. All had a great time. Thanks to Tim Hexter and Deb Teron to welcome all at the sign in tables before the event. Also John Good and Grover for all your help. Bob Pine received Man of the Year Award for 2017, Congrats Bob!

      I personally would like to thank Jim Kipfsthul and Len Leiber for all their help this year. They have both stepped down from their Chair from Chief Umpire and the Rules Committee. Replacing them are Jerry Bacher (Rules Chairman) and Larry Keating (Chief Umpire) for 2018. Also thanks to Les Mester for volunteering for the Sunshine Committee.

      On a sad note Gene Thoms lost his wife a few days ago. Janice had been ill for quite a while and our thoughts and prayers are with Gene and his family during this time.

      Our next General Meeting is November 2, 2017 at 10:00am at 2111 Snow Road in Parma, Ohio

                                                                       Sincerely,
                                                                      John Teron (president)

Below are pictures from the 2017 Huff-N-Puffer Banquet   Photos by Tim Hexter