Celebrating it's 84th Season!


Skip Yost hits double up the middle!


Ray Cox with a solid swing and hit!


Carl East has his eye on the ball!


Fred Kopatich throws a strike!

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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!

2016-2017 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 picKip Kedersha, President: Born in South Orange New Jersey in 1957. In addition to his love for baseball and softball, he has a background in radio and television broadcasting and video production. This is his 6th year playing for the Half Century Club. Kip is married to his wife, Deb and they have 3 boys, 2 havanese dogs and 2 tuxedo cats.

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 picDan DeRussy, Treasury: Dan has been playing in the Half Century Softball Club since 2003. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1943. He spent 3 years in the US Army Dental Corps in Okinawa and is now a retired DDS. He is an avid runner, Gator fan and Rays charter season ticket holder. He has lived in St. Pete for 38 years and has been married to his wife, Vivian for 22 years. Dan has two children and two grandchildren.

personel bio picFred Kopatich, Secretary: Splitting time between St. Pete Beach and Silver Spring, Maryland, Fred just completed his 2nd 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 picScott Stein, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. A retired CPA, he is entering his sixth season in the Half Century Club.
Scott and Peggy, married 38 years, have two grown children and three grand-dogs. He is a lifelong. and long suffering, ardent fan of his hometown Mets and Jets.

personel bio picTom Glenn, Executive Board Member: Born in Kane, Pa. and raised in Marienville, Pa., Tom is in his 18th season with HCC.  He is a many-time board member serving in each position except Secretary multiple times.  A former radio disc jockey and sports caster then Management Analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs he is a widower with two children and six grandchildren who enjoys volunteering and travel.

personel bio picJoe Hannah, Executive Board Member; Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1947 and moved to St. Petersburg in 1994. Joe is a retired Pittsburgh Firefighter with a degree in electrical technology. He is a 20 year veteran of HCC and a was president for 5 years. He's a fan of all sports and loves long distance cycling. Joe has been married for 28 years to his wife, Carolyn, and together they have five children and five grandchildren.

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