THE BOYS OF WINTER

Celebrating it's 84th Season!

BIG HIT!

Skip Yost hits double up the middle!

GREAT SWING!

Ray Cox with a solid swing and hit!

READY!

Carl East has his eye on the ball!

STRIKE!

Fred Kopatich throws a strike!

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The Boys of Winter

The Half Century Softball Club has been in existence since 1933 when a group of men met in a corner of the old ballpark where Al Lang Field at Progress Energy Park is now located. Contributing 10 or 15 cents with which they bought balls and bats, those men started what is now a nationally known organization. The Club is now 84 years old and still going strong!

2017-2018 Season begins in October:

The St. Petersburg Half Century Softball Club is a modified (no wind-mill) fast pitch softball club comprised of players ages 49 to 74. The club plays at Northshore Field, located just north of the Vinoy Hotel in Downtown, St. Petersburg, Florida. Our 2016-17 season is scheduled to begin in October with games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 9:30am. We are always looking for new players to join our Club. Players can play Full or Part-time.

Our Organization:

An eight member Board is elected annually. The Board organizes and administrates the softball operation under the auspices of a Constitution, By-Laws and a set of Rules and Responsibilities. Single wall bats and ASA rules are utilized. Dues are assessed to cover the cost of umpires, field maintenance, equipment and uniforms.

Club Board of Directors:

personel bio picAlex Millman, President: Born in New York City in 1966. He retired from the Air Force as a Hospital Administrator. He loves all sports, the outdoors and animals. He lives with his girlfriend Amy, her daughter Ally, their foster son Robert, Bubbs (dog) and Faye and Stripes (cats). He has a daughter Rabeeha and three granddaughters. 

personel bio picSteve Howard, Vice-President: Born in Independence MO. in 1960. Retired in 2014 , after 32 years from The Kansas City KS., as a Asst.Fire Chief, Operations. US Navy veteran. A MLB fan of both Royals and Rays. Has three daughters and nine Grand children. Part time girls softball Coach, Granddaughters team, and Enjoys Outdoor activies, Travel, gardening, bicycling and M/C riding. 

personel bio picNorm Perry, Treasury: Born and raised in St Petersburg, this is Norm's fifth season playing in the Half Century Club. Norm and his wife Jodi have a grown married daughter but no grandkids to date. He enjoys Tampa Bay Rays baseball and also plays softball in the Florida Half Century Softball Association.

personel bio picFred Kopatich, Secretary: Splitting time between St. Pete Beach and Silver Spring, Maryland, Fred just completed his 3rd season with the Half Century Club.  He also splits his time between playing softball here and baseball up North.  He was a procurement law attorney for 25 years with the US Department of Commerce before retiring in 2012.  He and his wife Rebecca have three children.

personel bio picPaul Miller, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: A native Floridian playing in his 4th season with the Half Century Club and has yet to be on a winning team, and he takes pride in that. It isn't about winning - it's about having fun. Paul spent 24 years working in Aviation and now manages his rentals. He and Gretchen spend their spare time taking up any activity that postulates their passion for living.

personel bio picRich Boler, Executive Board Member: As a lifelong resident of St. Pete, Rich was blessed to grow up enjoying the natural environs of the area. He worked as an environmental scientist for 37 years, spending most of his career documenting water quality in Tampa Bay.  He is an avid sailor and enjoys many other outdoor activities.  He has been a member of the Half Century Club for 5 seasons.  He has been married to his wife Sydney for 12 years.

personel bio picRoy Luksch, Executive Board Member; Roy grew up on a chicken farm in western New York and spent 38 years in education as a counselor or teacher from Kindergarten to college. In 2007 Roy moved to Florida to be with parents and reconnected with an old friend, Linda in 2010 (38 years between dates). Roy enjoys softball and basketball and just finished his 2nd year with the club.

personel bio picJason Miele, Executive Board Member;Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Jason is entering his second season in the Half Century Club. Jason has two children, his son who graduated from USF and his daughter who is attending FSU. He is not yet retired and has owned his own business for 21 years.
He loves golf and softball.

 
 
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