Manager J.J. Valdez's Alpha Males capped their 9-1 run to the 2023 SASSL Fall Ball 70+ championship with a 16-6 victory over Outlaws and a 12-11 win over Wildcats on Nov. 8 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations
All San Antonio Seniors Softball League Coed games scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Normoyle Park Softball Complex have been cancelled because of rain-drenched fields and will be rescheduled TBA. Photo by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & PR
SASSL 75 champs Lupe Gomez, Richard Keilholz, Jesse Valdez, Eli "Hound" Garza, Juan Rios, Ernest Treviño, Moses Alaniz, Ken Scanlon, Danny Flores, Tommy John, Rudy Dela Cruz, Joe Gonzales, Joe Cano, Larry Richardson, Jesse Ayala, Mike Salazar, Ben Valdez.
Spent most of the opening night of SASSL 50s Fall Ball troubleshooting previously unvisited camera settings to resolve issues eventually attributed to a couple of malfunctioning long lenses. One wouldn’t zoom and abruptly vibrated into focus. The other couldn’t capture enough light to adequately shoot fast-moving action beneath Thursday night lights at Normoyle Park. Where have we heard that one before, eh? LOL The frustrating procedure, however, produced some interesting results from Alamo City Heat’s extra inning of one-pitch 37-27 flipflop victory over Texas Locos, a barnburner of a game worthy of more than the price of admission. These photographs are not meant to illustrate my “artsy” side. Merely a case of making the most of an unfortunate situation. Then again, some of you may request more multiple-exposure shoots. Either way, I just must share a few of these photos. By the time Team Blast was well into a 19-8 victory over Team Madness in the subsequent game, my Nikon D5 battery was spent. Switched devices and shot video of a few highlights and lowlights to follow this post here on the SASSL Facebook group page. In keeping with the spirit of one long night at the ballpark, my iPhone battery died before the nightcap was completed. Therefore, we’re requesting all Blast and Madness players to please wear your uniforms Thursday night for team photos, and we’ll try again to get them in focus. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Congratulations to Softball Rehab Double Nickel (9-1) for winning the 2023 SASSL 50s silver-division summer league championship!!!
SASSL 70s games scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, were cancelled because of rain-drenched fields at Normoyle Park Softball Complex and will be rescheduled for a later date.
With only a slight chance of early-morning rain and Fall Ball winding down, SASSL Open Practices at Normoyle are set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 12, on Field 2 or 3 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Open to all San Antonio Senior Softball League players and prospects 39-and-older, including 30-and-holding women of the SASSL Coed League. Great opportunity to get 30 to 50 swings at live pitching, complete with year-end senior softball camaraderie.
The valiant efforts of San Antonio Seniors Softball League groundskeepers Mando Solis, Earlie Satterwhite, and J.J. Valdez frequently are the difference between rainouts and SASSL league games played at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photo by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media and Public Relations Webmaster
Attention: All San Antonio Seniors Softball League members and families
District 5 is holding an open meeting at the Normoyle Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, to determine how the approved $6.7-million bond allocation for Normoyle Park will be spent.
1. Numbers matter! We need a throng of SASSL members and families to show District 5 we want a first-class softball facility at Normoyle not only for our members but to host regional senior softball tournaments right here in San Antonio.
2. We want at least $3 to $5 million of the $6.7-million bond allocation for Normoyle Park to be spent on completing the softball complex!
3. The SASSL is the largest local senior softball organization in the United States of America with more than 1,500 registered seniors in the program, but San Antonio has one of the nation’s worst complexes for hosting senior softball leagues.
4. This may be our last chance to finish the partially completed Normoyle Park Softball Complex Master Plan developed by prestigious architectural firm Overland Powers. The SASSL received a partial allocation from three bond programs during the past decade and spent $100,000 of the league’s money on the basic layout of a first-class venue.
5. By lighting all four fields with state-of-the-art LEDs, the city could double number of the games scheduled nightly, and all SASSL seasons could be completed on time, weather permitting.
6. We now have a golden opportunity to complete the Normoyle Park Softball Complex Master Plan and San Antonio will have a first-class softball facility like Fort Sam Houston and many other cities throughout Texas and across the USA.
7. We also want to host a few regional tournaments each year, which will result in a huge payback to the San Antonio economy.
8. Why shouldn’t the seventh-largest city in America have a senior softball facility comparable to that of most large cities and many smaller towns across the nation?
Please mark your calendars and show up before 6:30 p.m. for the District 5 meeting on June 26, and bring your family and friends!! If we leverage our strength in numbers and generate a large enough group of SASSL players and supporters to attend this meeting, we’ll probably get the money needed to complete our Normoyle Park Softball Complex project before the start of the 2024 seasons.
Call, text or e-mail me at my contact information below or contact SASSL CEO Pete Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 413-8130 with any questions.
We are counting on seeing you there!!
Founder and Board Chairman
SASSL dba San Antonio Seniors Softball League
501 (c)(3) Charity
(210) 872-8135 (cell or text)
San Antonio Seniors Softball League 40-and-older spring league games will be played tonight as scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. SASSL Head Groundskeeper and San Antonio Legends 75s living legend of senior softball Earlie Satterwhite said "don't forget your bug spray" because the mosquitoes will be thick at swamplike Normoyle tonight. - Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations
WELCOME to new teams Black Diamond and United Auto COED!
Congratulations to Mixed Nuts for becoming the first San Antonio Seniors Softball League Coed team to complete a season undefeated (10-0) en route to winning the 2023 SASSL Coed Spring League at Normoyle Park. Photo by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & PR
Alamo City Heat's Ram Guererro returned Friday to San Antonio from El Paso, where the baserunner took a potential double-play throw to the head during an April 1 senior softball tournament. File photo by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Our SASSL family continues to pray and support Alamo City Heat's Ram Guererro, Veronica and their family. A GoFundMe has been established, check SASSL Facebook page for more information.
SASSL 70-and-older draft league teams will compete Thursday, Feb. 23, followed by SASSL 75+ draft league Outlaws, Old Stars, Tigers and Underdogs on Friday, 60+ Saturday, and 50+ Sunday.
The 60s division consists of Team Texas, Old School Rebels, Rattlers, Silver Streaks, Cobras, Silver Stars, .45s, M60 Tankers, S&S Club, and Texas Threat 60s.
The 50s division consists of Alamo City Heat, Relentless, Team Creed, San Antonio Bandits, H4B (Here For Beer), and Softball Rehab.
Entry fee for the double-elimination event is $200 + $10 per game for umpires.
For more details, contact tournament directors Robert Marichalar (210) 912-1943 or Fred Gonzales (210) 854-8006.
Congratulations to manager Johnny Sanchez, coach Richard Cardenas, and Alamo City Heat players for hitting the SASSL 50s gold trifecta by sweeping 2022 spring, summer, and fall ball championships: Front row, left to right: Lupe Enriquez, James Sanchez, Uly Ortiz, Tony Alvarado, Manager Johnny Sanchez, Jesse John Pena, Roly Enriquez, Coach Richard Cardenas. Back row: Hector Chavez, Ram Guererro, Joe Salas, Vito Guzman, Robert Sanchez, Kirby Williamson, Adan Torres, Tony Rios, Ignacio Alvarez, Pilar Rodriguez. Not pictured: Richie Salazar, Mario Valdez, Brian Bobbitt. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations
The Rangers (6-2) secured the SASSL 50s silver division crown with a 16-15 victory over H4B (5-3) and a 10-8 title-clincher against Double Nickle (5-3) on the final night of SASSL Fall Ball 2022 at Normoyle Park. SASSL photo by Tim Hipps
Softball Rehab Old Timers fan Diana Flores reaches into San Antonio Seniors Softball League President Pete Peterson's fundraiser box for the grand prize winning ticket of the 2022 SASSL Spring Fundraiser Raffle at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Conviva Legends and San Antonio Tigers player Othel "G Money" Gardner won two tickets and a parking pass to the San Antonio Spurs’ 130-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on April Fool’s Night at the AT&T Center. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
One-armed pitcher-manager Marco Miranda led his Maddawgs on a convincing 9-and-1 run to win the San Antonio Seniors Softball League's 2022 Coed Summer Season championship at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Manager Jorge Rivera's Mixed Nuts (6-4) finished three games back, followed by Mary Rocha's JHF (5-5), Alex Rodriguez's Jokers Wild Fun Bunch (3-7), and Lisa Rodriguez's Minions (2-8). Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Affairs Webmaster
Humana .45s outfielder and leadoff hitter Mark Weber went 7-for-8 at the plate in two games with his new team in SASSL 60/65s summer league play Saturday, June 25, at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. The added firepower helped close the gap but wasn't quite enough for the .45s, who lost 17-13 to the spring league champion Silver Streaks and 10-9 to Weber's former Team Texas. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Tony Guzman's inside-the-park, two-run homer down the right-field line capped the San Antonio Bandits' two-out, eight-run rally to a 14-13 victory over Double Nickle in SASSL 50s Summer League play June 30 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photos by Tim Hipps, SASSL Media & Public Relations Webmaster
Pickup player Ron Slade (left) helps Joe "Doc" Gonzales and John Beard snap San Antonio Outlaws' 15-game losing streak with a 19-7 victory over Wildcats in SASSL 70s summer league play June 22 at Normoyle Park Softball Complex. Photo by Tim Hipps
SASSL is THE LARGEST local SENIOR SOFTBALL ORGANIZATION in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, per number of participants!
We urge all players and managers of the San Antonio Seniors Softball League to help maintain that No. 1 ranking by making and keeping your families, friends, and communities aware of our program.
In an era of social media, word of mouth remains the best communicator. Please help spread the WORD!
SASSL, dba "The San Antonio Seniors Softball League" is a non-profit Charity charted under the State of Texas to "promote the physical and mental fitness of senior citizens through participation in senior sports and specifically senior softball. As an amateur sports organization it fosters national or international competition. The corporation is organized and approved by the IRS for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986.