About/Sponsors

The Cleveland Softball League (est. 2009), is an all-volunteer, DIY organization. This started out as some summer pickup games among creative weirdo types (musicians, artists, freaks and their friends) in the early 00’s. It has evolved over the years into an organized league with many unique rules, guidelines and a mode of operation that is specific to us. Registration typically happens in February and the regular season starts in mid-April, running until late July. There is a single-elimination playoffs in August and the league champion receives a perpetual trophy that is placed at the sponsor location. Rosters are built at the Captains’ discretion, we do not accept any outside teams wishing to join. We are co-ed and have a Ladies All-Star game mid-season. We do not charge a league fee, all teams handle their finances themselves. Trophies and other such amenities are paid for with fundraisers. Umpires are volunteers from the league. Most games are played at Gordon Park (see map below), some games occur in other locations around Cleveland and Lakewood. Our team sponsors are the following esteemed Cleveland-area independent businesses and organizations. Please visit their websites:

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ABC Tavern
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Weird Realms
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Joy Machines Bike Shop
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Mahalls 20 Lanes
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Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
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Loop
Sams
Sam’s Beverage
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Now That’s Class
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Gotta Groove Records
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Pat’s in the Flats
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Happy Dog
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Grog Shop
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Jakprints
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Crank-Set Rides