Greater Madison Senior Softball Opening Day

Hundreds of senior sluggers will return to the diamond this week for another summer season of the GMSS league.
Opening Day for the Greater Madison Senior Softball league with 25 teams.
Published: May. 3, 2023 at 6:08 AM CDT
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Verona, Wis. (WMTV) - It’s Opening Day for hundreds of senior sluggers of the Greater Madison Senior Softball league.

What started as an 8-team slow-pitch softball league in 2010 has grow to a summer season in 2023 of more than 280 players with 25 teams.

The league is open to Madison-area men and women, 55 and older. Games are played each Wednesday and Thursday morning from Verona Community Park.

“It’s been fun watching people relive their boyhood dream of playing ball, I mean it’s the boys of summer. And the wives like it because it gets their husbands out of the house for an hour and a half,” laughed Bob Ruhland, GMSS league co-founder.

Ruhland recalled, years ago, a friend telling him ‘you never know when it’s your last day on the diamond enjoy it’. “I’ve played softball my whole life and I enjoy every minute when I step out here on the grounds, you never want to miss that opportunity.”

GMSS promotes team play, good sportsmanship, and participation for all players.

The league is always looking for more folks, to get started, see here.

Opening Day for the Greater Madison Senior Softball league returning for the 2023 summer season.

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