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Jan. 7, 2015 - Softball News report
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Why First Year of Retirement So Costly

Jan. 1, 2015 - Jack Sirard contributing writer
Two days after retiring from the newspaper industry back in 2006, my wife and I and our youngest son were off to New York City, celebrating his ... More

US, China, Japan and Taiwan Form Pacific Rim Association

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
IWATA, JAPAN – Softball representatives from China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States have announced the formation of the Pacific Rim Slowpitch ... More

3rd Record in a Row- World Masters Draws 506 Teams

Jan. 1, 2015 - Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff
LAS VEGAS – For the third straight year, the World Masters Championships set the record for the largest senior softball tournament in the country. ... More

NJ Outfielder 'Tuffer' Wilton Dies at 72

Jan. 1, 2015 - Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff
Moreland “Tuffer” Wilton, 72, of New Jersey, a reliable outfielder and impressive base-runner, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at ... More

Want Power? Slingshot Your Swing

Jan. 1, 2015 - Art Eversole
I would like to suggest not swinging the bat at the ball but instead to “slingshot” the bat to the ball. Sounds rather contrary to rotational ... More

Two Teams Set a Fine Example

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
For more than two decades there has been a culture in slow-pitch softball of teams striving to play in the lowest skill level possible to ensure that ... More

Eight Teams Win 2014 Triple Grand Slam

Jan. 1, 2015 - Ross McCulligan
LAS VEGAS – Eight teams claimed the Holy Grail of Softball - the Triple Grand Slam title – during the World Masters Championships here. The Triple ... More

Teams From 6 States, Canada Vie For North Titles

Jan. 1, 2015 - Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff
LANSING, MICH. – Forty-one teams returned here to compete for the Northern Championships and a berth in the Tournament of Champions in Florida. In ... More

Southern Teams Vie For TOC Berths

Jan. 1, 2015 - Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – The Southern Championships returned here for its 8th consecutive year at the five-field Liberty Park Sports Complex from Aug. 14 ... More

Social Security Benefits to Go Up 1.7% in 2015

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Social Security Administration has announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly ... More

Ron Hager, Manger of Nebraska's A&C 50s Dies

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
Ron Hager, 55, of Nebraska, manager of the 2014 A&C Developers 50AAA team, died Aug. 24 after losing his battle with cancer. Ron also managed the ... More

Record 116 Teams Compete For Titles In Western Nationals

Jan. 1, 2015 - Ross McCulligan
SACRAMENTO – The 14th annual Western National Championships returned to Sacramento and South Placer County for the second straight year. A record ... More

Northwest's Tom Foley Dies at 80

Jan. 1, 2015 - Ross McCulligan
Longtime senior softball player Thomas Foley lost his courageous battle with both ALS and cancer on Nov. 11 in Seattle, Wash., with his family by his ... More

NorCal Golden Senior Havrilla, 77, Dies

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
A long-time member of Senior Softball, Bob Havrilla died Oct. 17 at the age of 77. He played on a variety of teams in the Northern California area ... More

Healthful Tips on Preventing Cancer For the New Year

Jan. 1, 2015 - Pete Davignon Can-Sirs Executive Director
We talk about routine health care being the best way to prevent getting cancer. The price men pay for ignoring routine checkups and a healthy diet is ... More

Florida Legend Giovanini Dies

Jan. 1, 2015 - Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff
Louis A. Giovanini, 75, of Venice, Fla., who was a highly talented shortstop and fierce base-hitter, died Nov. 19, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. ... More

Despite Heavy Rain, East Champs Emerge

Jan. 1, 2015 - Ross McCulligan
RALEIGH, N.C. – The 14th annual Eastern National Championships returned here for its seventh straight year attracting 61 teams in the first leg of ... More

Convention Faces Region, Ball Issues

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
TUPELO, MISS. – Senior Softball-USA delegates enacted penalties for icing or altering softballs, approved a new transgender policy and launched a ... More

Why My Wife Wouldn't Go to Rules Meetings

Jan. 1, 2015 - Carl Gustafson CA Regional Tri-Director (San Diego)
My wife wouldn’t go. She scheduled a dental appointment in preference. A national rules committee session couldn’t compete with a turtle race for ... More

Cancer Claims Tom 'Coach' Sneddon, Former DA

Jan. 1, 2015 - Ross McCulligan
Veteran senior softball player Thomas Sneddon died after a battle with cancer on Nov. 1. He was 73. He was born in Southgate, Calif., on May 26, ... More

Cancer Claims Spring Ford's Tom Schadt

Jan. 1, 2015 - Softball News report
Thomas Schadt, 67, long-time manager of the Spring Ford team from Pennsylvania, died in November after a long battle with cancer. Schadt played ... More

Best Cities For Successful Aging in Midwest

Jan. 1, 2015 - Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff
The top city for in the nation for growing older is Madison, Wisc., according to the Milken Institute’s latest ranking of best places for successful ... More

Baby Boomers' Guide to a Long Softball Life

Jan. 1, 2015 - Lisa Cachia
Baby Boomers, the set of individuals born between 1946 and 1964, are nonconformists who have been shaping and reshaping our perception of how things ... More
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