Celebrating it's 84th Season!


Bill Huguet pitching in the Championship game!


Tim Talbot turns a double play!


Kip Kedersha hits one up the middle!


Congratulations to the Gulls, the 2015-16 Champs!

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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 picJohn Flahive, Executive Board Member: Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1959. Army brat traveling the country and world until settling in Waterbury, Ct. Operated a successful video store chain before moving to Florida in 1999. Happily married to his wife Maryann. Blessed with 4 girls, 1 boy and 7 grandchildren. Tampa Bay Rays and Lightning fan.

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.

personel bio picMike Robertson, Executive Board Member: St. Pete native entering his 20th season in the Club. Mike has spent several years compiling and analyzing St. Pete Half Century Softball records & statistics, amassing an archive that includes complete career statistics for over a hundred current & former players. An avid fan & follower of High School baseball, he spends time, year round, pitching batting practice to baseball players.

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