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Oct. 5, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mike Jackson's end of season Tourney

6 teams in; tourney may be moving to George Ward Park in Birmingham; will know in a few days.
Oct. 5, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Developments for Strykers

Tourney may be moving to George Ward Park in Birmingham;
will know in a few days.
Sept. 28, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Developments for Strykers

The address for the one day tourney is:
Black Creek Park 777 Yarbrough Road Fultondale, Al.
Sept. 28, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Developments for Strykers

Since I officially became "old" meaning 70 a few weeks ago, I figured that I should move up.

Still open to talking to potential players. I have 8 committed players and several others weighing their options, so please let me know if anyone is interested.
Sept. 27, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mike Jackson's end of season Tourney

4 teams in.
Sept. 25, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Developments for Strykers

Things are looking up! Have talked to 12 who are contemplating a commitment. Need 2 more outfielders; infield seems to be set.
Sept. 24, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mike Jackson's end of season Tourney

3 teams in; only taking 8-10 teams.
Sept. 24, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Developments for Strykers

Alabama based; AA/AAA capability. Partially sponsored--shirts and caps. We chip in for entry fees (8-10 tournys a year).
I would like for us to play in a one day tourney, Nov. 2 in Fultondale, Alabama if possible.
Sept. 23, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Developments for Strykers

65 team for next year is not working out. Thankfully, 70's appears more feasible, so I am moving forward for 2020 with Strykers' 70's. If you are a solid citizen and player, please call Steve if interested. 205-647-2881.

Sept. 21, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mike Jackson's end of season Tourney

address for park is: 777 Yarbrough Road
Sept. 19, 2019
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 2020 Strykers 65's

We will play SSUSA and ISSA primarily. I have 6 players at present; need only 7-8 more, so let me know if you are interested.
Sept. 18, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mike Jackson's end of season Tourney

at Black Creek Park in Fultondale, Alabama. 1-day tourney; 3 gg. Supply your own senior approved softballs. Scheduled for Saturday, November 2. Info: Mike Jackson 205-936-9050
Sept. 18, 2019
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 2020 Strykers 65's

AA/AAA team, partially sponsored (jerseys/caps), we chip in for entry fees. We play 8-10 tourneys per year. Alabama based. I have 7 players and need 6-7 more; primarily SS and OF. Please leave message here or call Steve at 205-647-2881.
There is a one day practice tourney in Fultondale, Alabama on November 2 that I would hope that we can enter just to see our capability. Thanks
Sept. 12, 2019
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need players for 65aaa

Just out of curiosity, what team is this?
Aug. 17, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Practice Tourney Yesterday, August 16 in Birmingham area

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone: Columbus, Titus, RPR, and Deep South. A little warm (98) in the last game!
Just a reminder:
Friday, March 6, 2020 70's and 65's at Fultondale
Saturday, March 7, 2020 50's, 55's, and 60's at Green Springs, Birmingham.
Aug. 7, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: practice tourney in B'ham on Aug 10th.. need a few teams

This is a 3 GG. Special one time deal: $80 entry fee for field and umpire per team!

A number of hotels/motels are available within a 5 mile radius in Fultondale and Gardendale.

Black Creek Park 777 Yarbrough Road Fultondale, Al
Aug. 7, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: practice tourney in B'ham on Aug 10th.. need a few teams

Coop, Steve here. Wondering if this tourney developed?
If not, there are 4 65's playing on Friday, August 16.
There is one more field available, FRIDAY ONLY.

The fields are not available Saturday. Can only take 4 teams. First games at 9 and last game scheduled for 3:45.

This may not be conducive for you age group; just let me know on here or call at 205-647-2881.
July 30, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1961: My First Little League Game

I was hoping someone might share a blast from your past or a lesson learned, etc. Thanks
July 26, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1961: My First Little League Game

2 of our 4 grandchildren have spent most of the summer with us and we try to have Bible study and life discussions every few days with them. The other day, I decided to share about my first baseball game when I was 12.
I played for the Dodgers and my neighbor, Danny, played for the Cards. We had our first game of the season against each other. A week before opening day we found out that we were to be the starting pitchers. Over the course of the week we kidded each other about striking one another out and who would win the game. Typical 12 year old fun of course.
I had never pitched a game before! Nervous was an understatement. On the mound I took a deep breath, wound up like my hero Whitey ford (to the best of my ability) and fired it as hard as I could. Unfortunately, no squaring up, no follow through, no focus on the catcher's mitt and the ball sailed high. In fact, so high that it cleared the back stop, and the press box, and landed in the parking lot! We only got one out before I was pulled in the first inning! By the way, Danny only lasted one inning as well.
One may ask what is the life lesson? This is what I shared with my grandson and granddaughter.
I did not give up. I wanted to pitch so desperately that for the next two years I practiced every day. It did not matter that everyone in the stands had laughed nor that the coach had no confidence in me and I did not pitch for two years. My grandfather, who lived with us, had a barn behind our house. It was built of concrete blocks and I practiced pitching by drawing a circle on the barn wall and literally threw thousands of pitches until I became pretty accurate and proficient. I started pitching again at 14 and have pitched baseball or softball for all the years since. I will be 70 in August. Not that I have ever been that great, but I do love to play now just as much as ever.
And recently I found proof of what I have shared with you! Tim Tebow and his brother financed a faith-based movie entitled "Run the Race" which is now out on video. The family scenes were filmed at the old ramshackle house where I grew up north of Birmingham, Alabama.
Almost at the end of the movie, there is a scene where one of the characters is standing in our yard, just outside my bedroom window. In the background is my grandpa's barn and just for a fleeting second, I thought I saw a couple of those holes in the concrete blocks! Perhaps it was just me wanting to relive those memories, but it did bring back some good lessons that I learned quite a while ago and I thought were worth sharing with two of my greatest blessings!!
June 4, 2019
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking Ahead

The sale of Green Springs Softball fields in Birmingham did not work out. Therefore, I will be able to have my 1 day tourney there in 2020. My plan is to have 70's and 65's on Friday in Fultondale and 60's/55's/ and 50's in Birmingham.
I will have 6 fields available on Saturday, so I can take 24 teams.
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