December 2016 Update!
We've elected some new board members. Until we get their bios and pictures, please note the following changes:
President – Tom Athens – email@example.com
Vice-President – Jim Gibbons – firstname.lastname@example.org
MSCSA League Officers
President – Jim Thomas – email@example.com
Jim Thomas attended Auburn University where he majored in Industrial Management within the School of Industrial Engineering. Upon graduation he entered the US Army Corps of Engineers as a second lieutenant, and was soon thereafter deployed to Vietnam. While in country, Jim served as a platoon leader, company XO and eventually company CO, in which position he was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service. He served his second year in the army at Ft. Hood, TX.
Jim left the service to join the IBM Corporation in 1968. He spent 25 years with IBM in Houston, Atlanta and Dallas. He was a systems engineer for two years then a salesman for eight years in Houston, taught sales school and also served as a financial analysts in IBM’s small to mid-range computer divisional headquarters in Atlanta, then held numerous management positions in Dallas. He retired from IBM in 1993 and joined India’s largest software services company, Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) as Vice President of Marketing for N. America. In his fifteen years of service to TCS, Jim was part of the management team that grew the company from $51M and 3500 employees worldwide in 1993, to $6B and 140,000 employees when he retired in January 2009.
Jim has lived in Trophy Club, TX since 1984, and has served in numerous capacities in his community. He was an early member of Trophy Lakes Church, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, led fund raising efforts, and is still an active member today. In the late 1980’s, he formed and administered a church softball league based out of Roanoke, TX that grew into a league of 30 teams and over 450 players. In 1984, Jim was appointed to serve as a director on a local Municipal Utility District (MUD) board and has been re-elected to that position every four years, currently in his seventh consecutive term. Over the years he was instrumental in merging three MUD boards in Trophy Club eventually into one board, where he remains a director today. Over time he served as secretary, vice-president and president of the various MUD boards.
Jim and his wife Irma still reside in Trophy Club, Tx. Over the years Irma has also been very active in numerous community service opportunities as well. They have five children and 10 grand children.
Jim’s home team is the Gateway Southlake Crusaders for which he pitches. He also pitches for a Gateway Church co-ed team in Southlake, TX playing with one of his daughters.
Vice-President – Richie Windle – firstname.lastname@example.org
Richie Windle has almost six decades of experience in organized ball from the pros as a baseball player through senior softball leagues.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Richie attended the University of Missouri, but was drafted by the New York Yankees at the age of 19. He spent nine years in the organization, and played two years of winter ball in Venezula, honing his skills.
At 29 he became involved in softball and has played ever since, keeping the competition going when he discovered senior softball leagues at age 55. Included in that experience was the semi-pro Texas Greyhounds where he claimed several individual awards for his efforts.
When not actually putting bat to ball, Richie has kept connected to the game with decades of umpiring.
In "real life," Richie worked for 42 years in multiple capacities in the mechanical technician engineering field before retiring.
In addition to loving the game, Richie greatly enjoys travel involved going all over the nation. He has a keen interest of classic movies, particularly Westerns.
Treasurer – Jim Delmar – email@example.com
Jim Delmar was born and raised in Houston. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he received a B.A. in Business.
In 1960, he was employed by the Hughes Tool Company of Houston, Texas and soon after transferred with Hughes Tool to Cut Bank, Montana, working in sales. A year later he was transferred to Alice, Texas and a year after that to the Accounting Department in Houston.
In 1970 he bought a Motel and Restaurant on Caddo Lake and moved to Uncertain, Texas.
He operated this business for three years, selling the property in l973.
While living in Uncertain, he became involved in local politics and served as Mayor for nine years. He was instrumental in organizing the Fire Department and establishing a base for associated taxes in the city.
In l973, Jim was employed by Schuman Auto Supply in Houston, Texas into a sales position. He sold after market automotive products to automotive supply stores. A lot of his work involved customer service and contracts. He was responsible for store display setup, layout design for new stores, and inventory control. The territory that he covered was the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as East Texas. The products were primarily car waxes, stereos, car floor mats, tools and chemicals for the after market trade.
He retired from traveling and moved to Arlington, Texas in 1987. During this time frame, he owned and operated a successful screen printing business in Arlington called Arlington Custom Tees. He sold this business in 1991 and finally became serious about retiring.
He was always a baseball fan and came from a family that “lived” and “breathed” baseball. He started playing with the Senior League n 2001 in Arlington and now manages the Arlington Angels. Jim was elected to serve on the MSCSA Board as Treasurer in 2006.
Secretary – Dennis Bashore – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Bashore graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a BA degree in Political Science. Upon completion, he joined Johnson & Johnson as a Production Supervisor. After 3 years with J&J, he joined Classic Chemical. During his 11 years at Classic Chemical, he held various sales and inventory management positions in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Dallas. In 1983, he joined Digital Equipment Corporation as a technical support specialist. In the next 26 years, he held various technical management positions with Digital, Compaq and HP. Besides receiving numerous awards, he survived 2 mergers, many reductions in work-force and countless reorganizations. He retired in 2008 and immediately started playing senior softball.
In 1976, Dennis moved to Grand Prairie. He is a member of Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church where he has served on the Church Council and numerous committees. He enjoys volunteering for Meals on Wheels and manages/promotes 2 yearly Carter Blood drives for his church.
Dennis and his wife Lois still live in Grand Prairie. They have one son and three nieces and nephews who get treated better than most grand children.
Dennis’s team is the Arlington Angels for which he plays third base.
Member-at-large - Mike McVicker - email@example.com
Mike McVicker was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. He attended Pierce College and joined the US Army, where he became a military police officer and was assigned to Hawaii.
He joined the Kmart corporation in 1970, entered their management training program and worked in stores in Thousand Oaks, Hawthorne, Huntington Beach and San Diego. Mike was promoted to his first management position as the Manager of the Phoenix, Arizona store (It was an SS Kresge store, for you old timers). He was then promoted to General Store Manager in the Kmart in Arlington, Texas (across from the General Motors Plant).
When Walmart arrived in the area Mike knew it was time to move on. He then co-owned a couple of Pizza restaurants, owned a ground maintenance company, worked for a property management company and retired after 15 years as a secret/mystery shopper.
Mike has over 25 years officiating high school and college basketball, and has stayed active over 36 years as a softball umpire.
Mike has been married 53 years to Mona and has 6 children, 12 grandchildren, and has # 6 and 7 great grandchildren on the way.
Mike’s hobbies, aside from playing softball, include bowling, pickle ball, gardening and watching old western movies.