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TEXAS SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME MISSION STATEMENT and your mission if you choose to accept it, is to lead softball events that promote sportsmanship, to protect the integrity of the game, to provide a caring atmosphere, to enhance the well-being of all people of good will who participate, and to honor commitment to our softball community. "This is how the heartbeat of Texas softball makes an impact and a positive difference." Ralph Hall

"Our mission has been tested by both time and circumstances. Ralph Hall

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"The significance of your life is determined by the positive impact it has on others." Jackie Robinson

 "If you think about it, talk about it, and are commited to it, YOU CARE about it." Ralph Hall, Jr. 12-1-2016

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To recognize the mess - good
To understand the messages - great
To develop a heartfelt relationship with the Messenger
-PRICELESS. Ralph Hall, Jr. 10-5-16

1987 to 2021 League Champions

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Another word of thanks is extended to my good friend, Neil Suchart  for  ongoing support in the development of this web site.

"WE WORK - YOU PLAY"

 In 2021 all participants must sign the roster and waiver form before playing.                                                 

 2 HR, 1up, Negotiable

  1. DEMOLITION            5. LAS LACRAS  
  2. INGLORIOUS BATTERS

 6. QuaranTEAM     

  3. BALLZ DEP

 7. YABOS

  4. Free Agents

 8. T.H.I.N.K. SPECIALIST

New Sunday League begins in July

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The Games for June 6, 2021 have been cancelled by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation.

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 Decisions on weather and field conditions are announced on our weather information line - 281-342-0789 AFTER 2:30.

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NO GAMES ON July 4, 2021

New Sunday League begins on July 18 at Cullen Park

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In 2021 all participants must sign the proper roster and waiver form before playing. THE FORMS ARE FOUND on the

 Ground Rules & Announcements page.

Team insurance is available through the Amateur Softball Association (USA) and is recommended by Texas Softball Hall of Fame for the protection of participants in the program. USA Insurance Program by Bollinger.

Balls: ONLY TRUMP STOTE AK-RP-ASA A-Y cor.52 
We play USA with rule modifications.

In 2021 Women are allowed to play in the men's league. 

In response to the national emergency caused by the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus), Texas Softball Hall of Fame will REOPEN leagues. This decision comes in compliance with Government, USA Softball association guidelines, and the exercise of sensible precautions by our leadership team.

Future decisions regarding plans for the 2021 game schedules will be posted on this website. Many  individuals and teams already have expressed a desire to play softball again. We will continue to monitor ongoing events, undertake precautions, and encourage all softball participants to do likewise. We are still learning more about this virus and the challenges that will be coming as we rise up to defeat it.

The most common symptoms are: Fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath.

COVID 19 Policy and Guidelines for 2021 for the Cullen Park Sunday Softball Leagues:

PLAYERS, SPECTATORS, OR UMPIRES MAY NOT ENTER THE BALLPARKS IF:

1. You have been diagnosed with Covid 19.

2. You have symptoms of Covid 19.

3. You have been in close contact with a person who has or is suspected to have Covid 19 or are awaiting testing results.

4. No one should participate in any activities with known Covid persons before coming to the Ballpark. This includes meetings, games, and practices.  

5. If you have these circumstances or conditions, please stay home without fear of reprisal.

WHILE PARTICIPATING IN SOFTBALL GAME ACTIVITIES:

1. Masks are recommended whenever possible. Mask are encouraged for catchers and umpires.

2. Sanitation supplies are encouraged by each team and individual in addition to sanitation efforts of the League. Managers may provide this for their team, if they think there is a need to do so.

3. Distancing practices will be the standard 6 feet and be realistically utilized in dugouts, playing area, and bleachers. The number of fans in the bleaches may also be limited because of distancing requirements. 

4. Washing hands and sanitizing frequently is helpful in preventing the spread of Covid 19. Wiping down surfaces which may be touch often is also another good guideline to follow whenever possible.  

5. Avoiding touching your face is a highly recommended practice.

6. Players should provide their own equipment. Sharing bats or gloves is not a safe practice. Using only your own equipment minimizes the risk of contagiousness. 

7. Participants should avoid yelling or screaming near others to minimize saliva droplets.

8. Handshakes, high fives, or other kinds of voluntary touching are not encouraged. We must limit physical contact until notified by the League authorities to engage in those behaviors.

9. Postgame handshakes, slaps, or contact between teams is suspended in 2021.  

10. After game contact in the parking lots should only be done with an abundance of caution and is not recommended. Please keep yourself and others safe.

11. There will be no concessions, food, or drinks sales.

12. Please pick up your own trash and put in the proper disposal cans.

13. If you think or feel you are too uncomfortable to participate, then please do not come to the ballpark.

14. This list will be provided to each manger and verified with a signature that it has been received.

15. The signature verification list will be secured and retained as proof of communication and notification of this information. 

16. The Director, Umpires, and Managers all appreciate the cooperation of everyone. Letís all work with one another so we may continue to play this game we love.

 Parents or guardians need to watch their children at all times. Coaches and Managers need to inform all their participants, including their spectators, to not bring any roller blades, scooters, skates, remote controlled cars or airplanes, or skateboards, to the fields during warm ups or the games.

Banned Bats are the 1. Miken Ultra, except 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021 with a stamp 2. Miken Ultra II.    3. All Titanium bats 4. All  other bats 1.21 for seniors 50 years or older are allowed, if the bat is marked with the tape authorized by the director or the director's representative. 5. All bats 1.20 and below must have an Approved Association designation on them. Example: ASA, ISA, NSA, USSSA, USA. 6. No player, man or women, will be allowed to swing a No Association designated bat or a Senior Softball designated bat. Use of a bat with graphics not applied by the manufacturer will be the use of an altered bat and subject to the consequences under the rulings of Texas Softball Hall of Fame.

Neither men or women may not hit with any banned bats. The consequence of entering the batters box with any of these bats is ejection of the bat and the batter is called out. Also, if the bat is used, the batter is out, a dead ball is declared, and all base runners return to their bases. Ejection of the batter from the game is required, if in the judgment of the umpire, he or she argues excessively or comes to the plate a second time with a banned bat. Additional suspensions or consequences may be added by the Director. Safety is more important than winning and cheating by using any illegal, altered, or banned equipment is unsportsmanlike and unacceptable. All Texas Softball Hall Of Fame events play on the Recreational level and not the Championship level of play.

It is recommended that pitchers or other defenders wear shin guards or helmets if they feel the need to do so. Face masks are allowed for the pitchers. They are not mandatory, but are recommended. It is also recommended for each participant to carry a waterproof container or baggie for storing electronic devices in a way that protects them from rain.  

The 2021 pitching rules LISTED BELOW are designed to give some protection to the pitchers, are in effect.

1. The height limit on a pitch is 10 feet. 2. The pitcher may deliver a pitch from up to 6 feet behind the rubber. 3. Any line drive which hits the pitcher or in the judgment of the umpire the pitcher uses his glove as a shield to protect himself from a ball that would hit him, is a dead ball, batter is out, and no runners may advance. As a clarification, this means that any ball hit close to, near, or nearby, the pitcher is always a live ball and never an out, even if he steps out of the way.  4. If a hard hit ball hits the ground or the pitching plate before hitting the pitcher or his glove used as a shield, it is a dead ball, batter is out.  5. When a player comes out of the game because of a batted ball, the bat may also be confiscated by the umpires, the Director, or the Directorís representative for testing purposes. Failure to surrender the bat when requested to do so will immediately disqualify the player from eligibility to participate and may cause a forfeit of any win for his or her team.  No alcohol may be consumed by players or coaches during the games, including on the bench, outside the dugouts, or in the stands. Consequences of ejections will be enforced by the umpires, the Directorís representative, or the Director. 6. Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed  at Bayland Park or Community Park.

USA Slow Pitch with rule modifications. No stealing. 

In 2021 dogs are not allowed at Bayland Park but are allowed in the Community Park. The exceptios are Pit Bulls, Doberman breeds, or any dog deemed to be a safety issues by the director or the umpire.

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The League line 281-342-0789  The Weather line 281-342-0789                                                   

Tiebreakers: 1.Record 2. Head to head 3. Playoffs for identical records with even splits on head to head.

2021 League Payment Policies & Fees - USA Sanction Fee is $30

The Softball League Entry Fees for LeaguesSunday or Tuesdays - $325, plus umps
Umpires: $15 per game (10 Games Per Season)

ENTRY AND SANCTION FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL ON OR BEFORE THE 1ST WEEK OF LEAGUE

Teams who do not pay on or before Week one risk being removed from the schedule.

 Click here Ground Rules & Announcements page for Altered or Illegal Bat Policy Effective: November 2, 2008

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"We do not invite the great teams to humble the rest. We invite the humble to become great." Ralph Hall