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
February 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

 To All Members,

       January 5, 2017 was our first meeting of the year, and our second at the County Library at 2111 Snow Road because Carl Monastra offered to pay for the use of that facility. So we have moved from our old location. There seems to be a lot of parking spaces available. Not to mention the sound system is better and the seating. Thank you Carl.  For all the new members we meet Jan. Feb. Mar. Oct. Nov. & Dec.

    I would like to introduce the officers for 2017, John Teron (president) John Good (vice president) Dave “Grover” Kistler (Treasurer) and Dennis Lynch (secretary). The newly appointed Senior Division Director, (Bob Pine). Also I’m delighted to announce that Don Tischler will head the Sunshine Committee.

Managers so far are:  Senior division, Joe Marco, Stan Zaborski, George Cox, Tom Zingale, Ray Humble, Harry Danik & Austin Kuder.Junior division, Cisco Ancona, Pat O’Boyle, Steve Fazekas, John Good, Grover Kistler, & Jack Roberts.  Not returning from 2016 are: Tim Hexter, Jim Ottogalli, Larry Duerk & Charles Smolko.

We still need three more managers in the senior division. If you are interested in managing contact: John Teron at 216-520-3228 or Bob Pine at 440-572-0028. 

     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!


    As everyone knows the cost of everything rises from year to year and so have our costs. So starting next year (2018) we will be raising our annual dues across the board. The price has not been determined as of this date but I will keep you all informed as we get closer to year end.

For new players and some that might not know we have several committees: They are,

Rules committee: Chairman: Jim Kipfstuhl, Tom Zigman, Ed Kustra, Jerry Bacher & Ken Dippong.

Chief Umpire: Chairman: Len Lieber (we are also looking for a junior to schedule umpires this season)

Sunshine committee: Don Tischler (new this year)

Historian: Joe Lubowicz / Bob Murdoch (new this year).

    If you have an interest in any of these committees let me know. Our secretary Dennis Lynch will be on vacation for the Feb. meeting and we are looking for a volunteer to take his place.

   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.

Our next meeting is Feb 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM at 2111 Snow Rd.

Sincerely,
 John Teron
(President)

Officers and phone numbers;

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

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