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This page will provide a list of past commissioners of EMASS and significant changes/improvements that were made. We plan to publish an initial set of history pages in January of 2018. If anyone wants to contribute or provide feedback, contact the web team

 

CommissionerTerm of ServiceEMASS Evolution
Bill Maurhoff1995Founded EMASS.
Mark Waldron1996-1999Grew National division from 4 teams to 8 teams.
Tom Comparato2000-2002By-laws were created and EMASS became a formal organization in 2001. The first board of EMASS was directed by Tom Comparator. Paul Rosenbaum was Vice- Commissioner, John Stewart managed recruitment, Gerry Yaffe was in charge of equipment and Ralph Mosher was Treasurer. Many debates evolved to balance these teams. Paid umpires were introduced and the “liveliness” of the ball was assessed to address safety concerns. The annual awards banquet was introduced and originally held at the Officer’s Club at Hanscomb AFB. Golf tournaments and invitational softball tournaments were initiated to encourage interaction among the EMASS community. Finally, EMASS started its player evaluation process by managers to improve balanced team assignment in the next year.
Jerry Levin2003-2004Grew National division and American division to 6 teams each.
Stu Gray2005-2010By 2005 season there was a total of 246 assigned to 18 teams. Fifty of these players were in the Tuesday league only; 164 played exclusively in one of the two Saturday divisions; and 30 played in both Tuesday and Saturday leagues. The median age of all players was 61. The median in the Tuesday league was 66; with an average age of 60 in the American division and 63 in the National division. Overall, there were 93 players in the age range 55-59, 140 players in the age range 60-69, and 29 players age 70 and older.
Steve Goldstein2011-2012Started the Metro division.
Jim Boice2013-2014Grew Metro division to 6 teams.
Rob Mitchell2015-2017The Pacific Division was established, the 20-Year Awards and Courage Awards were started. We reinvigorated a marketing and recruitment campaign that brought in over 100 new members to EMASS. David Ortiz made an appearance as a pinch hitter in a Metro game, and a new website was launched.