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                                                 Jupiter’s Senior Softball

        When it comes to “star power” Jupiter’s Senior Softball
      program has it, thanks to nearly a dozen standout players,
      all in their 80s, who have been inducted into the National
      Senior Softball Hall of Fame (HOF) in the last 25 years.
        Three of the honorees are longtime Jupiter players who
      are participating in the Jupiter Senior Softball Association’s
      (JSSA) 2022 Winter League. They are: Rocco Cambareri,
      inducted in 2006, Norm Haltrich, inducted 2017, and Scott
      Logan, a 2021 honoree. Ted Battistone, who died in 2020,
      was a 2005 inductee and was the inaugural inductee in the
      JSSA’s Hall of Fame.
        JSSA Commissioner Tom Cosentino said the association
      is fortunate to have a total of eleven players as National Hall
      of Fame honorees, and added: “Their accomplishments on
      the national level reflect great credit on themselves and   Scott Logan and Norm Haltrich            Rocco Cambereri
      as well as on Jupiter’s Senior Softball program and we
      congratulate them.”                               a couple years after retiring from AT&T management. In   of induction are: Larry Callaway, 1997; Dave Robertson,
        The National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, founded   addition to playing in Jupiter, he, Logan and Cambareri all   1997; Arden Siegendorf, 1997; Warren Watson, 1999; Pat
      in  1995,  is  based  in  Mustang,  Okla.  It  recognizes   travel to play in tournaments around the country at least   Devine, 1999; Milton Graphe, 2002; and Bob Fuhst, 2005.
      players who have achieved the highest honors in Senior   six or seven times a year. And they’ve earned numerous     The Jupiter Senior Softball program is open to persons
      Softball. Eligibility requirements include having earned   tournament championship rings over the years.   55 and over and is sponsored by the JSSA in cooperation
      a  specified  number  of  points  from  awards  received  in     Logan, 83, the 2021 National HOF inductee, is a retired   with  the Town  of  Jupiter.  Games  are  every  Monday,
      National or World Senior Softball Tournaments. Nominees   school principal from Pennsylvania. He credits softball   Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Jupiter Community
      must  submit  other  documentation,  including  letters  of   with keeping him healthy. “It keeps me in shape, keeps   Park. New players are always welcome. To register, or for
      recommendations from managers, and be voted into the   me active and keeps me young,” he said.       information visit
      Hall of Fame by members.                            Other former Jupiter senior league players enshrined in
        Cambareri,  85,  a  retired  general  contractor,  said,   the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, and their year         Photos by Johnny Moore
      “Softball saved my life.” He cited his previous lifestyle
      that included smoking cigars, being overweight and getting                                           Sports on page 12
      very little exercise. He was inducted into the HOF as a
      player in 2006. And he also is to be inducted as a manager
      into the the 2022 Softball USA Hall of Fame. Cambareri
      has  represented  the  United  States  in  international
      tournaments, including Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and
        Haltrich, 86, was a 2017 Hall of Fame inductee and
      has played in Jupiter’s senior softball league since 1988,   Tournament championship rings
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