Fire Island Softball!


James P. Capuano
Pitcher, Third Baseman

Power-hitting third baseman turned ace pitcher... Pre-tournament era legend who continued his dominance in nine years of tournament play... Such an impactful player and person that the Ocean Beach Softball MVP Award is named in his honor... Three-time champion (2005-Black, 2012-Maroon, 2013-Red)... 2010 runner-up Red's best player, with .520 batting average, 1 HR, 10 runs, 8 RBI... Hurled one of the greatest seasons in tournament history for 2013 champion Red, notching a 5-1 record with a 1.71 ERA... Legendary for playing tournament games in between chemotherapy treatments during his multi-year battle with cancer... Honored with a sleeve patch on every player's 2015 tournament uniform... Fathered three sons who are on pace to be Ocean Beach Softball legends in their own right...

Shelly K. Rosenberg
Pitcher, Second Baseman

Scrappy second baseman who reinvented himself as an elite pitcher... Core member of the pre-tournament softball community who notched five seasons of tournament play... Three runner-up finishes and one tournament title... Namesake for the Ocean Beach Softball Championship Trophy... Went out on top, pitching the legendary Green Machine to the 2009 crown in his final season... 17-11 all-time team record in tournament games, one of the elite winning percentages in tournament history... Inspired all who knew him by overcoming dramatic health issues, including the loss of an eye, to continue his love of softball... Honored with a sleeve patch on every player's 2011 tournament uniform...

Robert A. Friedman
Second Baseman, Catcher

Seaview resident, but literal founding father of Ocean Beach Softball... Second baseman and catcher beloved by teammates and fans... Top-rated assistant equipment manager on Fire Island and "Dad" to the commissioner... Host and MVP of countless softball parties, featuring Bob's Famous Margaritas™... Pick-up game regular dating back to pre-tournament era... Retired in 2019 7th all-time in tournament games played... 6 seasons with a batting average over .300, including .381 in 2007 and .389 in 2012... 2006 champion and 4-time runner up... Batted .320 with .400 slugging and 4 runs scored while teaming up with his son for an all-Friedman double play tandem for 2006 champion Navy...

Robert Familant
Pitcher, Left Fielder

Pick-up game ringleader and regular left fielder in pre-tournament era... Sacrificed his leg to create the most memorable non-tournament moment in Ocean Beach Softball history, attempting to break up a Buddy Harrelson double play... Crafty lefthanded pitcher for 14 tournaments... 3-time champion and 4-time runner-up... Only missed the playoffs twice in 14 seasons... Retired as the winningest player in tournament history... 49-29 won-loss record translates to an eye-popping .628 career winning percentage... Underrated offensive threat with 5 seasons over .300 batting average including 2 seasons over .400... League-best 1.79 ERA in 2017... .320 batting average for 2006 champion Navy... 2.00 ERA for 2011 champion Navy... Career-best .421 batting average for 2015 champion Orange...