2017 Players Memorial Tournament
Thursday, September 28 - Best Friend Park
Team and Tournament Play Pictures
Total Runs Scored
AL 1 - 42
AL 3 - 45
AL 4 - 40
AL 2 - 31
NL 1 - 27
NL 2 - 21
NL 4 - 18
NL 3 - 13
Thanks to all of the players that came out and played
in the Memorial Tournament. The Gwinnett Senior Softball Board appreciates
everyone’s support of the tournament honoring league players
and spouses that have passed away.
Bob Morrison, League President, started the event
at 6:30 p.m. Before Bob started the ceremony, he noted the changes
made for this year 1) posting pictures of our teammates who passed
away in the hope that this will be a better reminder of who they
were, 2) limiting the reading of names to the players who left us
in the last 3 years, and 3) bringing forth the loved ones present
for their spouses so the league can show a small token of our appreciation.
Jim Hannah, Vice President, recognized the players/spouses
present with a gift card. Jim also read the prayer "God Bless
America" and read the Softball
Play started at 7:00 p.m. and finished up at 11:00
p.m. Every team got to play 3 games. The weather was great - a little
warm but the wind was blowing. And we had family and friends out
cheering for their favorite players.
Feedback about the tournament:
- One pitch format with a time
limit helped to keep the games moving.
- Spirit and enthusiam of tournament
- First class league - Memorial
well done. Rememberance is important to all who have ever played
there and their spouses. Everyone involved did a great job - well
organized, communicated and first class.
- As a first year member, I was very moved by the ceremony, especially
the inclusion of surviving or departed spouses.
- Liked the pictures and dates - really surprised how quickly
the years have gone since this or that person has been gone.
- This is a great event to honor those who
have passed away and were part of the league. I have enjoyed being
part of this over the past several years since I joined the league.
Suggested changes for
- Expand reading of
names to five years instead of three years.
- Eliminate the extra inning with ties for the American League
to keep the games on time as much as possible.
THANKS to the following individuals who helped
make the tournament a success this year! If we have missed anyone
that helped out, we apologize up front for not remembering. Just
let Doris know so she can add you for recognition.
SPECIAL THANKS to Ron
Petre and Rick Rhodes!! Ron and Rick set the teams
and made up the schedules.
- Ed Brown Jr. and David Birge did
a great job umpiring the games.
- Ed Lewallen gave the opening prayer.
- Alan Wesley for the use of his PA system and
providing us with awesome music!
- Ed Kuzela for taking pictures.
- Harvey Schulman, Jim Hannah, and Doris Warpole for
helping to make the event a success.
THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!!
1 - Clif Parker
2 - Craig Pippin
3 - Chris Bolden
AL 4 -
- Jim Hannah
- Ken Packman
- Don Johnson
4- Harry Harrison