Oakville Seniors Slow Pitch League

Reminder: Returning players: Get your applications in. 
As of September 29, we have 53 confirmed players and 3 confirmed Spares. 
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See 2018 News for more information


2018 APPLICATIONS
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July 2013
In 2013 Laurence Drew initiated the possibility of developing the first ‘Canadian 69 & Over Men’s Slow Pitch League’, by opening discussions with Larry Stacey and Ev Lucenti. Through diligent deliberations and research, these three founding members quickly discovered that interest was strong and players welcomed the opportunity to continue their desire to play ball with their peers!

Subsequently, the OSSPL was born; and the tapping into the talents of ball players 69 years young and over began.

FIONN MCCOOL’S, a local Oakville restaurant was successfully approached to sponsor OSSPL. This not only provides funds to help reduce the financial impact on each player, but also afforded a pleasant environment for the team to gather after the games.

December 2013
In December four teams were introduced: Base Invaders; Career Years; Running Rogues; and Better Batters.

OSSPL’s Executive, comprising Laurence, Larry & Ev [each] managed a team to become familiar with the players and address any challenges associated with managing players at this age level. In addition to the Executive managing  the teams, OSSPL was fortunate enough to convince Don Mosely-Williams, a greatly respected and talented manager, to take on the task of becoming OSSPL’s fourth manager.

 2014 – OSSPL Official
OSSPL entered its first season in 2014, with 52 players and 4 substitutes, and ended the season with League Champions Running Rogues (Laurence Drew) and the Playoff Champions Better Batters (Don Moseley-Williams).

 2015 – New Team Names
OSSPL opened its 2015 season with new team names: Colts; Stallions; Mustangs; and Broncos.

The league lost a great manager when Ev Lucenti decided to step down as manager due to his heavy workload, but he continued with OSSPL as a great contributor and ball player.

The league was fortunate when Harvey Hewgill joined to manage the fourth team.
The 2015 season started again with 13 players per team and 5 spares.

Harvey proved his reputation as a talented leader by not only winning the League but also won the Playoff Championship (Stallions).

2016
This is the first year for the OSSPL web site. The web site will include NEWS and VIEWS Game Reports and Standings, Schedules, and league history. We hope the site will be convenient for all of you and we welcome any suggestions for additions or deletions.

Your executive this year includes Laurence Drew, Larry Stacey and Ev Lucenti, and the Manager Team is made up of Don Moseley-Williams, Harvey Hewgill, Jim Craig and Max Crocker.

League Champions will be awarded the Jim Carey trophy, and the Playoff champs will be awarded the Harvey Hewgill Trophy.

It was truly a record year in the OSSPL when we awarded both the first place and championship trophies to the same team. The Mustangs, managed by Harvey Hewgill pulled off the double. This is the first time this has happened in the OSSPL so far. The 2017season will soon be upon us, so we will see what surprises that season will bring.

2017

We will start 2017 with a new member of the Executive, Ron Berry replacing Larry Stacey, and a new Manager, Bill Langdon replacing Max Crocker. In addition, we will staff each team with 15 players, an increase of 1 per team from previous years.


  
OSSPL HISTORY