May 06, 2017
- HELMET RULE UPDATED: Helmets with 2 ear-flaps and padding inside is required for all Batters, On-deck batters, Runners & Catchers. read more
2017 TOURNAMENT DATES
May 06, 2017
- 2017 Tournament Dates:
HOST: Mudcats- June 9th-11th
HOST: Sharks- July 7th- 9th
HOST: TBA- August 11th-13th
FINAL TOURNAMENT: Sept. read more
CMFL on Facebook!
June 19, 2012
- Crestview Men's Fastball League is on Facebook. read more
Game Scores to be called in!
July 04, 2011
- Please call in your Game Scores on Game night to Corina. read more
TO THE CRESTVIEW MEN'S
We are now on Twitter! CMFL@CMFL1964 and on Instagram! @cmfl64
Just a reminder all games now begin at 6:00pm not 6:30pm as of August 20th!
2019 Hawks Memorial Tournament printable schedule is now out and availaable under "Handouts"
On Friday night, we will have a band playing in the beer gardens post-game(s). This young band includes Hawks Alumni Ken Kurtz's son Kasey.
We would like to treat the beer gardens as a social atmosphere to liven things up. Please feel free to reach out to friends and alumni to invite them out for someFriday night summer fun. We will also bring back our ever popular CMFL Radio DJ's Rod O'Reilly and Jock Rodgers to play some tunes and entertain you throughout the weekend.
2019 CMFL printable schedule under "Handouts". Also under "Schedule" & "Calendar"
New Game Sheets now under "Handouts" Please start using for 2019 season!
New Player Waiver forms now available under "Handouts"-please get signed and hand in start of season.
Well Mother Nature kind of behaved this weekend- the games were played and the beers were drunk. Congrats to the B-Side Winners: The Cavaliers! And for the A-Side.... we have a tie! Congrats to Canadians and to the Mudcats on the tie/win/share/co-championship. Thanks to the Mudcats for another great tourney, it wouldn’t be a Mudcat tourney without some rain!
Always an exciting moment when a father and son can finally play together in the CMFL! Iceman can’t retire now that his son Braydon has joined the team! Congrats Randy!
If anyone from the former Winnipeg Men's League is looking for a team to play on- let us know!
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!
Congratulations to the 2018 CMFL A-Side Champions: The Hillary Blues!
Congratulations to the 2018 CMFL B-Side Champions: Westwood Royals!
CMFL T-shirts! Here is a list of the remaining shirts we have left for the 2019 season-no new shits will be ordered this season!
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.
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!!
No changes in Bats! Same bats as last year are allowed for the 2017 season.
-HELMET RULE UPDATED: Helmets with 2 ear-flaps and padding inside is required for all Batters, On-deck batters, Runners & Catchers.
Congrats to the 2016 "A-Side" Champions - The Mudcats!
Congrats to the 2016 "B-Side" Champions- The Saints
Congrats to the 2016 "C-Side" Champions- The Sharks!
CMFL RULE CHANGES (2015):
- Metal Cleats are allowed this year, please observe and respect the safety of others if you choose to wear them.
- Bats with the approved stamps: ISF2005,ASA2000, and ASA 2004. All bats must still be 100mph or lower. Bats on the previous banned list are still deemed illegal.
-There is a maximum 7 import players per team.
- Any import player playing 4 consecutive years in the CMFL will have the "import" designation lifted.
- Any new players must all read and sign our
"New Player Information Package". Failure to do so will result in these players being ineligible for all league and tournament play.
- Gorilla Grip is allowed.
CTV News coverage of CMFL 50th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies on August 9th, 2014
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!