News and Announcements
Gary Paukert asked me to post this info about the Lethbridge Hit Trax at YQL Sluggers.
For those that don’t know, HitTrax is a batting cage with a sensor that tells you the launch angle and velocity of your hit and records it as a hit or an out. Down there they have a cage with it (as does Hitz in Aldersyde) and have team competitions during winter through Terry Bryce.
Your Team competes against other teams that have joined up for that particular day. Just like real games, teams with the most runs are the winners. If everyone hits well you can make to to the final playoff game. It looks easy, but those little computer generated players in the field don’t make many errors, so hit wisely !!
Gary already has a team of 4 for December 9th but if more people are interested we can put together additional teams of 4.
Generally it starts around 11:00am and there is lots of good food and beer. It typically Runs for a few hours so with travel it takes up most of a Saturday.
It’s a great way to keep the ol’ swing in shape and beats sitting on the couch watching it snow.
Other dates are ,
Jan 20th, Feb 17th, Mar 9th and Apr 13th.
If you are interested you can reach out to Gary at
Thanks Gary, Thats great info.
And as someone that has been there, I can confirm that it is a lot of fun and the competition is great. And you’re bound to run into someone that you know.
I’m so sorry to have to make this announcement. But a long time CSMS 55 League Member has passed away.
Al Sandy Shirkie, a long time league member, passed away on Monday November 20. His wife Marilyn asked us to advise the league that a Memorial Service will be held on Sunday November 26, 2:00 PM at the Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel, 222 Sandarac Dr. NW
Sandy, was a long time member of our League for 17 years,
1992 – 2006 and 2008 – 2009
No other information is available at this time. But I will post more info as it becomes available.
Thank You Everyone,
I am long overdue in Putting this Post up, and
I’m sure everyone has been waiting for the 2023 Full Seasons Pictures to arrive.
Well without further adieu, I am pleased to present all of the 2023 Seasons Pictures taken during the course
of this awesome past Season.
For all the New Players and those that have forgotten what to do, all you need to do is click on the Link for your Team or any of the Links provided to view all the Pics for that particular Link. These Links take you to my Google Photos Account where these Links can be viewed and shared.
You are free to download as many pictures as you want, but remember, in about 6 months time, these links will disappear.
The Pictures are all backed up and safely stored so they will always be available, just the Links will expire.
Remember, your picture may also be found on a team you spared for, or another team’s Link that you may have played against.
And for your info,
this year there were 8371 Pictures Taken and being shared here with these Links.
There are 28 Links here to be viewed.
And some Teams have more pictures than others (Twins) and some with a lot less (Rockhounds, my Team this year, I can’t take pictures when I’m playing) There is no set reason for how many pics a Team Gets, But a deep run into the playoff certainly helps.
I hope everyone takes advantage of these links and the pictures in them.
Thanks for letting me be a Part of your CSMS 55+ Season.
So Lets get to those Links,
2023 AAA Div Twins,
2023 AAA Div D’Backs
2023 AAA Div Blue Jays
2023 AAA Div Mariners
2023 AAA Div Expos
2023 AAA Div Rockhounds
2023 AA Div Cardinals
2023 AA Div Nationals
2023 AA Div Rockies
2023 AA Div Cubs
2023 AA Div Mets
2023 AA Div Royals
2023 AA Div Orioles
2023 AA Div Rangers
2023 A Div Tigers
2023 A Div Dodgers
2023 A Div A’s
2023 A Div Jays
2023 A Div Brewers
2023 A Div Phillies
2023 Mon Rec Dayball
2023 Misc CSMS
2023 Mike Church Classic Day 1, June 3rd
2023 Mike Church Classic Day 2, June 4th
2023 StrikeForce Spring Tournament Teams Pictures May 28th
2023 StrikeForce Spring Tournament Game Pics May 28th
CSMS 55 +
It is with Great Sadness that I must Announce the Passing of Long Time League Member Howard Christensen.
Howard passed away on Friday Oct 20th at the age of 101.
Howard was a Member of our League for 27years,
He was also a Bob Sanderson Award Winner in our League in 2013.
Please click on the Link below to view and read Howards Obituary.
My sincere condolences to Howards entire Family and all the friends that knew him.
How about a huge congratulations to league members Nick Radmanovich, and Peter Taylor and former league member Gavin Davidson for their recent Endurance Awards at the Huntsman Games.
Nick Radmanovich received his 25 year award and Gavin Davidson received his 25 year award, and Peter Taylor received his 20 year endurance award.
From Left to Right, Peter, Gavin and Nick.
Nick and Peter have been members with CSMS 55 for 24 years.
And Gavin played with CSMS 55 for 18 years and last played in 2022.
This is an awesome achievement!!
Well Deserved !!
Thanks to Garth Border for sending me this Picture so that I could share it with the League.