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 POPS Philosophy: To provide a safe, friendly, and fun environment to play competitive softball, for all levels of play.

Field Status
Sunday. May17th 
Temporarily Postponed

Field      Status
Baldwin Park-Blue N/A
Bellmore JFK HSN/A
Bay Park TurfN/A
Eisenhower Park DN/A
Oceanside HSN/A
Shell Creek ParkN/A
Wantagh Park Turf C

* If there is a chance of rain... Check back to this site at around 4-5pm. POPS is not informed a decision by every field until 4-5pm. If no updates are given after 5pm- Contact your manager, as they will be the 1st to be informed once the parks make decisions about the fields. 

TBD = To Be Determined by the Parks. We have NO control over the availability of any field. This also means go to the park, if not updated by 6pm or later. The decision to play the game will be made at the field. 

Which Fields, What Days, What Times?

Below is a list of fields we play on with the times of games on those fields. Note that adjustments to days/times may be made on occasion during the season.

Field     Days Times
Oceanside HSMon - Fri7:15 -10:45
Baldwin ParkWeds & Thurs.8:00- 11:00
Bay Park TurfFriday7:00-8:30
Eisenhower Park
Field D
Thurs.7:00 -10:00
Shell Creek ParkThursday8:15 -10:45
Wantagh Park  Turf Field CMonday7:00-10:00
Bellmore JFK HSMon - Fri6:45- Dark

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2019 Championship Teams

For 2020 - 
1) ALL games will continue to be 9 innings
2) Legal BATS will only be ASA/USA Stamped bats. The ASA /USA list of bats NOT allowed - Illegal bats will be continued. See Rules & Bat list above. 
3) Playoffs will continue to be "double elimination" for all teams.
4) The POPS end of the year dinner was eliminated to keep costs down. 
5) There will only be ONE All- Star game with one player per team from the 40+ and 50+ teams combining to play one game. 
6) There are NO definitive divisions in any league. We are starting the season with basic divisions but each is subjective to change based on results.
7) *Turf Fields are NOW ours. Look at the "Field Status" to the left for updated TURF fields. 

NEW Players or Teams "looking to join" POPS Softball for 2020 contact the commish at:

"Scholarships & Families in Need". Thanks to your donations POPS will distribute over $2,500 in Scholarships to kids graduating local high schools. In addition to families around the Thanksgiving Holidays.  
Your donations allow us to continue to help out local our communities. 

Commish Corner
UPDATED 5/17/2020

UPDATES-  As the reduction of the Corona virus continues in NY, it's time to consider the possibility of a renewed timeline for starting POPS Softball. 

We still have not gotten approval from our Governor to open up the fields. Consequently as of today, we do not have field permits. 

If we as a society continue social distancing, washing hands and then if POPS implements other safety precautions, there is still a possibility we could see POPS starting sometime in July or August. We could then run a full season until October. On the other hand, many of you have asked and to be fair-  there is a chance no games will be played this year. The safety of our players is what POPS has always adhered to. 

If we do get approval to start and we have enough teams, I as a physician for over 35 years and the POPS board will insist POPS install some precautions to protect our players. 
I hope and pray we can get us all on a field to start a normal life and get back to enjoying ourselves once again. I know based on the many emails I have received, many men need POPS Softball more than ever before. 

* Please note- NO checks have or will be cashed unless the season starts. Spread the word, stay tuned, stay safe...Commish

Starting in 2021, the POPS Combine League. This will be POPS Softballs highest skilled league. A mixture of half the team made up of players under 40 and half over 40. OR a whole team of the top skilled level 40+ players. Stay tuned- More to come. 

CREDIT will be determined for each team that did not play their allocated number of games in the regular season. That credit will be distributed to each manager for 2020 to only be given to returning players from 2019.  

Congratulations to the POPS Fall Ball  Champions:
40/50 League- Saglembeni/ Kovitz
55/60 League- Toor
Father / Son - Everyone

Congratulations to the Champions of POPS Softball 2019
40+ American Division - Team Hughes
40+ National Division- Team Realmutto
40+ Central Division- Team Saglembeni

50+ American Division- Team DJ Marizita
50+ National Division- Team Verrico
50+ Central Division- Team Smith

60+ American Division- Team Pastuch 
   60+ National Division - Team McCready

POPS Scholarships 2019:
Congratulations to the following POPS Scholarship Recipients: POPS Scholarships are awarded to kids who Dads play in POPS Softball.  The candidate must be a graduating HS Senior who will be attending a college in the fall of 2019. 

2019 Recipients
Scholarship Recipient        Award                         Team
Charlie CucciaraStephen Klein Memorial             Glicklin
Matt Altman           
Robert J. Prosky Memorial        Macri

Arcadia CalimanoRick Holle Memorial                   Gallub
Mikayla LystonEd Cain Memorial                      Conway
Mikaela DomingoEd Corbett Memorial                  Doyle
Thomas BodendorfDave Kerner Memorial               Conway
Hunter ArmScott Krohn Memorial                Glicklin
Justin Ashe
Leo Lashinsky Memorial            Glicklin
Paul Lastella                    Ronnie Gies Memorial