Congratulations to Keith Mikkelson from The Westwood Royals on winning the 2018 CMFL Sportmanship Award! As well Congratulations to Kelly Hrushka from the Old Sox on winning the 2018 Rick Archibald Award! A huge thanks to the Hillary Blues for hosting the Final Wind-up! Great job everyone!
2018 signing off......... 😎
Great 1972 article! Now that's how you put on a tournament!
So much history in this leage after "almost" 55 years!
And that’s the end to another CMFL season! Congrats to the 2018 🏆A-side Champions, the Hillary Blues, and to the 2018 🏆B-side Champions, the Westwood Royals! Thank you to AWRC for a great Labor Day weekend tournament (and to Craig the groundskeeper for a spectacular job well done), to Al & Mike for keeping everyone fed well all season 🌭🍔and to all the coaches, players, umpires, scorekeepers, families 👨👩👦👦 and spectators and to the CMFL board members for another great year of Fastball! ⚾️❤️👍🏻That's a wrap.....🎬
Congratulations to the 2018 CMFL A-Side Champions: The Hillary Blues!
Congratulations to the 2018 CMFL B-Side Champions: Westwood Royals!
Don't forget to get your wind-up tickets from the Hillary Blues!
CMFL T-shirts! Here is a list of the remaining shirts- don't miss out getting yours!
Great Christmas gifts!!
Thanks to the Old Sox who put on a fabulous tournament despite the record breaking temperatures! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported the Beer Garden. All 50/50 draws were claimed as well as the two Texas Mickey draws!
Congrats to The Saints on being A-side champs, and the Old Sox who won B-side!
Great story about a future CMFL player! Way to go Cole Armstrong!
🚭 There will be NO SMOKING (any type) in beer garden, playground areas, diamonds and dugouts and spectator areas. The permit holder is subject to a $400 fine per offense under the revised City of Winnipeg Outdoor Smoking By-law and individuals will be fined $200 per offense.🚭
For those of you that missed out there are some leftovers for sale! New colours and cool sleeveless shirts for both Men and Woman! Shirts are Pro Team, Moisture Wicking, Tagless, 100% Polyester breathable shirt. Contact Corina for colors and sizes left! All shirts are $25.00 each and serves as a CMFL fundraiser.
2018 Tournament Dates:
Mudcats: June 8th, 9th & 10th
Sharks: July 6th, 7th & 8th
Old Sox: August 10th, 11th & 12th
September Long Weekend: August 31st, Sept.1st, 2nd & 3rd
Wind-Up: Hilary Blues (date TBA)
The CMFL would like to "welcome" Ross Hoople (Roscoe) as the new CMFL President, Scott Ricard as our new Vice President, Jeremy Thiessen as our new Treasurer, and Stosh Latham as our new Competition Rep! HUGE thank-you to Jason Duncan and Blake Harris for all you've contributed! Welcome back Brent Mahoney and Ron Westcott! ;)
Congratulations to the Canadians! 2017 CMFL A-Side Champions!
Congratulations to the Hawks! 2017 CMFL B-Side Champions!
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And so ends the 53rd CMFL season........
The 2017 Labor Day Weekend schedule has been posted under "Handouts"
All players and coaches please take note:
All Players and Coaches must wear ball pants.
Home team throughout the playoffs will be based on the final standings.
Home team will have the choice of batting first or second.
There is a maximum of 2 courtesy runners. These players must be declared to the opposing coach before the start of the game. A player that is injured during the game can have a courtesy runner.
Teams are to announce player changes to the umpire and opposing team as soon as they occur.
There are no time limits to the games.
A team can quit after 5 innings of play if they wish. Regardless of the score, they will be charged the maximum of minus 7 for the plus/minus calculation.
A 2 umpire system will be utilized for all games except for the 2 A-side semi finals and the A-side final where a 3 man system will be used.
Pitchers are not allowed to “step out of the chute” or “replant” to deliver the ball. Umpires will call this as an illegal pitch.
The Home team will supply and set up the bases for the Friday night games. It was mistakenly said the visitor team at the meeting. Can we have 2 sets of bases to be used for the rest of the weekend?
Blake Harris will bring balls to the games at Varsity View for the Friday night games.
Teams that play back-to-back games will not have to move dugouts.
Teams are to ensure that all their bats to be used on the weekend are legal. They must have ASA 2000, ASA 2004, or ISF2005 stamp.
Blue looks good in black & white!
Congratulations to Randy Dutiaume on his induction
into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame!!
Did you know?...............
That the 2017 Summer Games are quickly approaching (July 28th - August 13th)
That there are some CMFL players (Dad's) with daughters competing in Softball?
Well there is! Lets get out there and cheer Team Manitoba on! (August 7th - 13th)
Games are at the John Blumberg Softball Complex in Headingley!
The league was formed in the summer of 1964 when some friends living on one bay in Crestview challenged friends from another bay to an afternoon recreational ball game. Little did anyone realize that this was the beginning of a community men’s fast ball league that would span 50 years to become one of the longest standing men’s fastball league in North America.
Originally families and friends played with no real rules or uniforms, just folks having fun. As time went on and word of the games got out the league began to develop into the Crestview Men’s Fastball League; allowing teams to recruit player only from their respective streets or bays. Now a-days the league boundaries are a little wider but stay true to the neighbourhood with the majority of the approximately 180 members in the league living in the Crestview, St. James and Charleswood area. The league has progressed to a ten team competitive men’s fastball league comprised of fathers playing with sons and brothers playing against brothers.
The community spirit of the original teams continues with many team names still identifying the original bay or street they were founded around, such as the Hilary Blues, Voyager Hawks, Westwood Royals and the Cavaliers. There is one player in the league who played in the original year at the age of 19 and is still playing in the league this year. We bet he has some great stories to tell!