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
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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

2016 Junior All Star Team

​July 20, 2017
To: All Members and Officers,

It has been 3 months since my last letter to all of you. I would like to keep you all informed of upcoming events and the changes and corrections thus far in our league. 

          We had our Hot dog/Sausage roast on Monday June 12, 2017. It seemed to be a big success. Also there was WIXY Radio playing oldies from the past. 

          On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 we will have our 2nd Annual All Star Game and Steak Roast. This year we will have 4 teams playing ball. Two from each league. The managers are from last year’s winners. So most managers have their teams picked and the games will start at 1:00pm. Following the games will be our Steak Roast. Around 3:30 or 4:00 pm dinners will be served. The cost is $12 per person and you can only purchase two tickets at that price. After that they are $18 each. It cost us $18 per dinner and we subsidize the difference for our membership. It is one of the things that we give back to the membership.  

           So far this year we have four teams in the hunt for a championship in the senior division. The senior division has 30 games scheduled and no 1st and 2nd half champs. The four teams with the best record wins a spot in a playoff. In the junior division we have two winners, one from each half. If the same team wins both halves there is no playoff. 

          Later in the year on October 8, 2017 (Sunday) we will have our year end banquet. Those tickets will be $30 each. Last year 166 attended that event. We pay $40 for each ticket sold so this is another event subsidized by Huff n Puffers. Try to attend this gala it is a fine time to go over the year and spend a little time dancing with me or your wife. We also present the two winning teams with their jackets. Rumer has it Hoodies are a desired outer wear this year.

          Lastly I would like to inform all of you on the condition of our finances. As you may have heard we have gone over our budget with the governing board and the four officers. We are trying to get the best solutions for our league. Here are a few of the changes upcoming.

          1)No band at the banquet. We will have a DJ this year saving $800.
          2)Man of the year award. No caricature. Possible jacket or trophy or dues paid for next yr.                 saving $180.
          3) Insurance for the 4 officers. ? (To be determined).

I would like to thank everyone who helps out that goes far beyond playing ball. All the officers do more than you think. The managers start in early December and work throughout the year. They do a great job and never get acknowledged. The umpires volunteer and some don’t even take the five bucks they earn. Thanks guys!  

Thank you Cisco Ancona for taking over for Ted Branche this year and Don Evans for taking over for Dennis Lynch. I really appreciate both of you. Don is constantly fixing equipment and putting everything back where it belongs in our closets. John Good did a fine job on our Hotdog roast!

So our season is half over and no major injuries. After the start in the spring with two guys with broken faces. Ouch! They are both back and look much improved since their accidents.

Grover scared us all with his afib and seems to be back in full swing. Not to mention all he does behind the scenes, And Jerry Schieve was back for a visit a week earlier. I never saw so many hugs and tears. A sight to behold. Good Luck Jerry and let’s see you more at future events! Al Dewerth is recovering nicely at home from his surgery.

See you on the fields, and Be Safe out there!

John Teron

(president)

Click here for JUNIOR team members
2016 Senior Division Champions
Photo by Lori English
Senior Red All Star roster..... 07/20/17

Players
 
Toomey, Pete
Shepis, Nick
Spearing, Steve
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

 
Assistants
 
Jackman, Bob / coach
Marco, Joe / coach
Danik, Gena / scorekeeper
Ruminski, Gabe / batboy
Schieve, Jerry / assistant manager
Danik, Harry / manager
Senior White All Star roster

Players

Cisco Ancona
 Chuck Hurley
 Herb Jones
 John Kilner
 Ed Kustra
 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