HISTORY CONTINUES AS THE HALF-CENTURY
SOFTBALL CLUB LAUNCHES ITS 80th SEASON.
Eighty (80) years of history will continue beginning Friday (October 19) at 9:30a.m., at North Shore Park (located on Tampa Bay at the foot of 8th Avenue NE) in St. Petersburg, FL when the St. Petersburg Half-Century Softball Club
inaugurates its 80th season. Known to many as the “Boys of Winter” the modified fast pitch (no windmill wind-up) has called St. Petersburg its home since 1933.
Opening day ceremonies are slated to begin at 9:30a.m,.Friday, October 19, at North Shore Park and will be followed by games two (2) games. The four-team league play features a 60 game schedule. All games are nine (9) innings. Games and occur every Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s at10:00a.m. and 11:30 a.m.until early April.
The “Boys of Winter” have a rich history in St. Petersburg. Beginning in 1933, when a group of men met in a corner of the old ballpark, where Al Lang Field at Progress Energy Park is now located. Each contributed ten or fifteen cents with which they bought balls and bats. These men started what is now a nationally known organization that has been going strong for what will be the club's 80th season.