Commissioner’s Comments

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 — 9:00 a.m.

Planning for Upcoming 2024 Season Underway; Registration Opens March 4

The Lynnfield Men’s Over-40 Softball League’s new 2024 season will start in a little more than two months on May 7. The league’s management council conducted its first planning meeting last Sunday morning, and additional information about the upcoming new year will be posted here on a regular basis, so check back periodically.

The online registration period for all returning players to participate in the league this year will begin this coming Monday, March 4, and run through Saturday, March 23.

For any new players who are interested in participating in the 2024 season (subject to open available roster spots), please do NOT register at this time, but instead send an email to Commissioner Sam White ( and we will add your name to our waiting list and inform you if the league can accommodate any additional players or not. 

Sam White, Commissioner

  In Memory & Appreciation

John D. DeLuca, Jr. was the founding commissioner and driving force behind the Lynnfield Men’s Over-40 Softball League for many years of its early existence, as well as being a beloved member of the Green Team.

It was his vision to establish a social-based sports endeavor, whereby a bunch of middle-aged guys could have the opportunity to get together outdoors one night a week during the nice weather, whack a ball around for a bit, have some fun, pretend they were athletes again, expand their friendships and network of contacts, and – as Billy Joel sang in “Piano Man” – forget about life for a while.

John’s outgoing personality, perpetual grin, infectious laugh, and sense of humor — combined with his warm and spirited greeting of “Hey, buddy!” to all — made him a natural leader and a friend to virtually everyone he encountered in all corners of his life. This was never more evident than the outpouring of support he received after being diagnosed with leukemia, and the hundreds of people who participated in the subsequent bone marrow drive that was conducted in an attempt to save his life.

John fought a very valiant battle, but ultimately succumbed to this disease on June 21, 2008, at the much too young age of 53.

What he started and tirelessly nurtured for all those years has been bequeathed to all of us to sturdily build on and take forward.

To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.