Team Zoo 2007 - Philadelphia Zoo Softball

The Team

Team Zoo 2007
front, L-R: Andrew Mehalick, Amy Ivins, Erin Henry, Bridget Haines, Doug Hunt, Ken Dejewski
back, L-R: Chris Law, Ryan Hodge, Chris Oberlin, Ken Pelletier, Todd Sinander, Joe Stevenson
Not pictured : Tara Brody

The Philadelphia Zoo softball team is comprised of Zoo staff, family and friends. We have representatives from the animal department, education, facility engineering - keepers, curators, educators, former employees & associates. We're a mix of colleagues, co-workers & friends who get together for physical activity, comaraderie and a little spirited competition. We joined the Center City Softball Leauge in 2001 when a spot opened up. It meant better competition, a guaranteed field to play on, and a game every week for 3 months straight. It's supposed to be recreational and fun, but sometimes those crazies get a little nuts about it. We can handle it, though. Two seasons ago, Team Zoo made their first playoff appearance (and first league winning season) but fell to the eventual champion by one run in the semi-finals. Last season we struggled in close games (losing many by 1 run) after losing some key players. Prior to joining the CCSL, Team Zoo played other intitutions and companies who fielded recreational teams where play was casual at best. We practice and play on Edgely, Dairy and Belmont Plateau Fields in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA - just a short drive from the zoo.

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