Announcement

League HIstory Now Can Be Viewed Online

Posted by Gary Paukert on Dec 29 2019 at 05:22PM PST
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Happy New Year 2020 to all!

This is to let you know that the league history documentation project previously mentioned here is now pretty much complete and visible on the website.

You’ll now notice when you log on to www.grandslamslopitch.com that the red menu bar at the top contains two new drop-down menus, ‘League History ’05-’20,’ and ‘League History ’81-’04.’ You can click on either of these and then choose any year that you are interested in, (see example photo attached).

Choosing any of the years takes you to a simple summary page titled ‘Year in Review’ with a paragraph about significant happenings in the league that year, and one-click links to see:

  • Board/Executive membership
  • Final regular season standings
  • Playoff (medal) results
  • Team rosters, managers and coaches for that year
  • Game schedules
  • Tournament results (Calgary Tournament, Mike Church and Huntsman Games)
  • Old newsletters
  • Obituaries for teammates and their partners we’ve lost
  • Photo albums

The information is not complete throughout the years, and I hope anyone who can ‘fill in the gaps’ will contact me with more information to post. 2009 and 2010 especially are a bit of a ‘black hole’ without much preserved. As we go forward, I will post complete information for 2020 and subsequent years in this same format so that nothing is lost to the sands of time.

I encourage you all to surf through the CSMSL years. I hope it will be a meaningful and enjoyable remembrance for you older guys and for you younger guys, well, it’s a very interesting story of how one man, Wilf Popplestone, gathered a team together in 1981, which led to the stable league of 22 teams and 300 people we now enjoy throughout the year. I know I learned a ton just by putting this all together.

Thanks again to you ‘classic’ members who helped put the scrapbooks together that I’ve transferred to the website for everyone’s enjoyment, and to Mo Lakness who got them into my hands.

Enjoy,

Gary Paukert
CSMSL Communications

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