Snowmass history: Play ball! |

Snowmass history: Play ball!

The Snowmass Town Team right after Sonie Pintal was called out for attempting to slide into a base. Pintal is on his knees while the defense is walking off of the field. The Town team ended the game with a win against the Snowmass Club of 9-6.
Devon Meyers/Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times archive |

“Battle against City Hall continues,” The Aspen Times reported on July 25, 1985, “but only one team has put the brakes on S’mass team. The options are unlimited. They could stipulate that defeating the town in softball is not an effective use of land, therefore prohibited. Or, how about citing opponents’ uniforms, which carry the names of team sponsors, as being in violation of the town’s Uniform Sign Code?… But the town of Snowmass Village’s softball team hasn’t had to take any drastic measures this summer to rack up the wins in Snowmass softball action. They’ve been able to lay down the law with their bats and gloves and, of course, the team cooler. The town came from behind to defeat the Snowmass Club, 9-6, Tuesday, improving its record to 11-1, good for first place in the standings. The Snowmass Club fell to 8-4, tied with Costello Construction-Snowmass Care for third place behind Village Property Management, which was 11-2 after Tuesday’s action. … The win puts the town in the driver’s seat going into the season’s final stretch. The Town’s only loss this summer was a 17-5 lesson taught by Village Property Management.”

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