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Current News

Tomorrow's (1/29) 1st game will start at 10:00 AM, as it will warm up considerably, from the 9:30 AM time slot.

Today(1/28) I went to the vets Park, while watching the game an ex SSIL player visited. Dennis Van Buren and I talked of old times with the SSIL and all the players he could remember. He now lives in Wisconsin. He looked in playing shape and said he would if he lived here.

A message from Miguel Rivera: Last Thursday I had surgery to repair the rotator cuff and a tendon on my left shoulder.
Everything appears to be on track.
Full recovery is expected August 2015. I miss playng in the SSIL, but most of all, I miss the comaraderie that existed in the League.
I wish everyone a successful second half of the season.


 Sad to read the great "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks died Friday (1/23) at 83 years old. I remember in 1953 I was at Ebbets Field to see Brooklyn play the Cubs.

After the game, the players walked out of the ball park to their cars, trains or taxis. I was an autograph seeker and saw Ernie Banks and Gene Baker hailing a cab. I asked Ernie Banks for his autograph, while he was signing, I asked Gene Baker who was waiting in the taxi for his autograph. Gene Baker said "I don't give autographs". I replied as a 12 year old "I know you and Mr. Banks are rookies, and I hope he makes it and you don't". I guess my wish put "Mr. Cub" in the Hall of Fame. I don't know of another ballplayer as revered he was, had an audience with the Pope, and was a great ambassador for baseball. I mourn his passing.

Golf Outing
Sunday March 15, 2015 at Hernando Oaks, 9:00 AM Shotgun
4 Person best ball scramble    $40.00 per person
includes 18 holes of Golf-Cart-food and prize
Two people of each League must be a member of the
Whacs, SSIL or Anderson Snow Softball League
Contact Ron Quatkemeyer 352-600-7727

 Al Johnson asked me to post a Rays vs. Angels game info sheet. See "Pictures" for details.


A Word from the President:


A Word from the Editor...

In the "LeagueInfo" page you will see a comments box, thanks to Steve King it can now be used. If you would like to make a comment fill out the appropriate lines and make your comment. The comments will be sent to my (Sal Ficarra-editor) e-mail address. All messages will be sent to the President or if he's not available to the next Board member available.

Anyone having trouble with the website roster page open the website in internet explorer.
You can now Google or Yahoo onto the SSIL website, just type in "ssilsoftball.com" in the search box and look for Spring Hill Senior Softball. A domain name was established also, it's ssil-softball.

Click "LEAGUE INFO" to find Officer Phone Numbers, Player Application, Waiver Forms, Team Lineup Cards, etc.

SSIL Community News Items...

The breakfast stand is open every morning. Pete is there to serve great breakfast and lunch at very reasonable prices. The hot coffee and hot chocolate on the cool mornings are a big help.

All players should read the League's Rules and By Laws every year for new changes to the rules.
Managers are responsible to contact the President if his team is in need of a pool player, the day before the game.

All managers need to ask their players if they have computer access.  For players who do not have computer access:

     - Managers need to provide a list of names to the President of the League, so a copy of the League's rules and by laws can be given to them.

     - Managers need to provide them a copy of their team schedule or call these players when games are to be played.

     - Managers will also be responsible to contact each of these players if we have a cancelled game.

All Players are responsible to contact their manager if they:-will miss a game.
    - Will be late to a game.
    - Have to leave the game early.

January Birthdays: Ron Valure (05), Al Johnson (09),Skip Drury (09), Bob Bair (23),Tony Grisolia (24), Woody Mills (24)  Billy Scarbrough (28) & Ron Zehall (31).

I joined the coaches club at Sports Authority. See me for discounts for any sports items that you may need. The discounts range from 5% off to 10 and 20 % discounts. I will have the discount sheets with me at the games.

Health and Welfare...

I spoke to John Loos and Ted Frangos today (12/05). John thinks his return will be Feb., but hope it's Jan. John said he was feeling better.

A more serious case is Ted Frangos. Ted had surgery yesterday to repair his torn Achilles. He will be in a boot for about 3 months and out for a year. Ted hopes to be back next year. As a SSIL brother, I extended any kind of help he might need to get around. Ted was very appreciative of our concern.

Travel Teams...

See "Pictures" for Tommy Giles January HC winners.

Click hyperlink below for Half Century voter results: Documents/Results one pitch and state tournament eligibility.pdf

SSIL is Nine Years Old !

The Senior Softball Invitational League (SSIL) is starting it's ninth season. This league boasts of signing the best 50+ softball players in Hernando County (and some from Pasco and Citrus) playing good/crisp competitive softball in the Spring Hill area.

The SSIL website is also the best softball website in Spring Hill. Our goal is to keep the players (and their families) well informed with notices, a 2-week schedule, etc. We are now the only Spring Hill website where anyone (players and their families) can follow the season thru league standings, individual game box scores, and complete year-to-date player stats. In addition, Current By-Laws, game Rules and minutes of every League, are available to be read and even printed thru-out the year.

Check the "COMMAND buttons" on the top; use them to navigate to the various SSIL sections. Since games are played Tue/Thu; my goal is to publish every Friday (worse case maybe Sat).

This website is for those who follow the SSIL... please enjoy it and comment on things you like and dislike. As in previous years I will post by Friday of the week just completed, although most times posting occurs by Thursday evening.

Good luck to all the players, have fun and don't get hurt. This is your site, use it, if only to send recipes or complain about my handling of the site. Sal Ficarra







T2 American Legion/Carter 4 2 .667 -
T3 Pizza Villa Restaurant 3 2 600 .5
T5 Rookies/Workman 4 3 .571 .5
T1 Karma Spirits & Cafe 3 3 .500 1
T4 Dr. Chaney/Dr. Higgins 1 5 .167 3
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This Week's Schedule

1/27   9:30am T4* vs T1 Vet
  10:45am T2 vs T5* Vet
1/29    9:30am T3 vs T1 Vet
10:45am T5 vs T4 Vet
1/30  10:45am T3 vs T2 Vet

Next Week's Schedule

2/03    9:30am T4 vs T5 Vet
  10:45am T3 vs T1 Vet
2/05    9:30am T5 vs T1  Vet
10:45am T2 vs T4 Vet
1/06 10:45am T2 vs T3 Vet