a.k.a. THE THREE-QUARTER CENTURY SOFTBALL CLUB
of St. Petersburg, Florida
The Kids and Kubs
Phone (727) 893-7108
To navigate the site, click on the links at the top:
Home Page (here); Kids and Kubs History; etc.
This website was created by Silas Gatewood in 2004
and has since been maintained by other members
of the club. The site was revised and
updated during the summer of 2016.
It was last monitored in April 2018
Our beautiful playing field at North Shore Park
The Kids and Kubs divide the members into four teams and play each
other at North Shore Field Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays begin-
ning at 10:00 AM. Our regular season runs from November 1st to April 1st.
We play pickup games on the same schedule the rest of the year.
Batting and fielding practice begins one-half hour earlier. Men and women
who have passed their 74th birthdays may try out and practice during
those pre-game sessions. If interested in joining the club, get an appli-
cation at the field, fill it out with proof of age, and submit it to the
When approved by the evaluating committee, you will be required to
pay $100 dues and purchase a uniform. You will need both a Red and
a White official Kids & Kubs shirt which are about $20 each. You will
be given information on how to purchase them. You will also need to
get both short and long white softball pants at a local sporting goods
store. Blue home-field pants or shorts may be furnished by the club.
When the season starts you will be on a 60 day probationary period
before you can participate in outside tournaments, or vote as a member.
KIDS AND KUBS CHEER
What’s the matter with “75”?
We’re the ones who are still alive.
Hi-Ho, Kids and Kubs, Let’s go!
Rah, Rah, Rah “75”!
The Kids and Kubs Cheer is shouted during the "Ceremony" where the
players line up on the base lines, give the cheer, march around to second
base and then back to home plate to salute the flag. At second base they
stop to remove caps and sing or listen to the national anthem.
The white formal uniform is worn with black bow tie whenever performing
the ceremony. The pictures below show the entire procedure:
The idea of a monument dedicated to the Kids and Kubs Softball Club originated with player-member Richard Morris. He had seen such a object elsewhere and became enthused with having some place for future members to have as their own for picture taking and reminiscing, and to memorialize all those who have been members before, and to inspire those who will be members later.
The committee to investigate the purchase and placing of a monument under the leadership of Dick Morris included the then-current officers, Winchell Smith, Menno DiLiberto, Bob Warsaw and Fred Cardella. The committee considered several types of monuments and consulted four different providers before deciding on a polished granite bench designed and produced by Sumner Marble & Granite Works of St. Petersburg. The front and back seat edges carry the club logo and the words “Kids and Kubs”. The upright support indicates the club was formed in 1930.
The Recreation Department of the City of
The upright portion supporting the seat contains four drilled cores 5 inches in diameter and 9 inches deep. They contain sealed containers of documents, pictures and electronic data in the form of a time-capsule. The monument is placed during the 75th year of the club’s existence and it is expected that the capsule will be opened at a ceremony in the year 2030 during the 100th anniversary of the club. See Album 1 for a picture of the time-capsules being sealed into the monument.
The cost of the monument was $1800. An original donation in support of the idea was made by Mr. Galbraith, a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Morris. The balance was oversubscribed by members of the club, leaving about $650 in a fund to maintain and care for the monument.
The containers used for the time-capsule are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe with plastic end caps. The contents are wrapped in aluminum foil in an attempt to preserve the documents against the ravages of time and moisture. After capping the cylinders and as a further barrier against moisture, they were coated with fiberglass before being placed in the monument. The contractor then sealed the seat to the support with an epoxy material especially made for joining granite surfaces. It will require some expertise to break the seal at the time of opening the time-capsule.
A ceremony to dedicate the monument took place on November 19, 2005. In attendance was the mayor of
Paul Good Biography
1910 - 2008
Paul Good was born on February 25, 1910, in
In the meantime he took a job in the office of Western Union in
Free from the business routine, he began playing softball with the Bartlett Park League and soon joined the Kids and Kubs. Since then he made many contributions to the club and beginning in 1975 served as president for 13 years. He secured national financing and television commercials featuring the Kids and Kubs, and he led the team to the national championship in 2002. His teams toured the
This is a picture of Paul at about age 87. Still very strong indeed! He and the club celebrated his 98th birthday in March 2008. He enjoyed the special meeting with coffee and cake at the Senior Center where the Kids and Kubs office is located. Paul Good died on November 16, 2008.
After retiring as an active player he was the major sponsor of the annual Golden Seniors tournament in
He was enshrined in the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2002.