April 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Chatham Men's Modified-Pitch Softball has been around since the early 60's and was started by two Chatham Boro residents Cal Bull and Les Lehman. Modified-pitch is a form of fast-pitch but without the windmilling that fast-pitch pitchers do. But the pitched ball can curve, rise or drop making it harder to hit which is the point of the game.
The Bull-Lehman league currently has 7 teams in the league and games are played during the week starting at 6:30 p.m. and on some Sunday afternoons at the Shepard Kollack Field complex.
The season normally runs from early May until late July. The games are attended by team member families and other spectators who enjoy watching a softball game.
What is unique to this league is the fact, that, it is strictly a solid-wood bat league which makes it safer then using aluminum and composite bats. Plus we are a registered ASA league and play by local by-laws and ASA rules and we use ASA certified trained umpires. Teams are made-up of players from both Chatham Boro and Chatham Township residents that are 18 years and older. Local business have gotten involved by sponsoring the various teams such as:
BRAMNICK LAW FIRM, CHARLEY'S AUNT CHATHAM ,CHATHAM SPORTS, ESKIES/CHATHAM COLLISION, NEW JERSEY SPORTS MEDICINE. RIVER GRILLE
If you are interested in playing please go to chathamrecreation.org to Register – Community Pass. Go to register Summer and complete the Men’s Softball Interest Form.
You can also check out our league info by going to the league website : www.leaguelineup.com/cmmpsl