2020 Silver Slugger Awards

Matt Costanza of East Boston Expos (Photo credit: Bob Marra)
The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Gold Glove Awards.

For Matt Costanza, Andrew Mazzone and Kenny Polanco this is their second time winning a Silver Slugger award. In addition to winning a Silver Slugger this season, Ben Adams, Michael Oliveira and Steve Walsh were also awarded Gold Gloves.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Position Player Team
C Derek Adamson East Boston Expos
1B Andrew Mazzone Brighton Black Sox
2B Michael Oliveira East Boston Expos
3B Matt Costanza East Boston Expos
SS Kenny Polanco Stoneham Sabers
OF Ben Adams Charlestown Townies
OF Matt Ferro East Boston Expos
OF Steve Walsh Brighton Braves
DH Calvin Graves The BASE
P Luis Gil Stoneham Sabers

Each franchise nominates players form there own team. Each franchise then votes for one player at each position, expect outfield. Each team casts votes for three outfielders. The results of the voting can be found here.
Silver Slugger Award Results

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2020 Gold Glove Awards

Michael Oliveira of then East Boston Expos
Photo credit: Bob Marra
The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Gold Glove Awards.

The winners include seven first time winners two of which are rookies. For Michael Oliveira this is his fifth Gold Glove and has won the last four Gold Gloves at second base. Steve Walsh had previously won a gold glove last season.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Position Player Team
C Charlie Auditore Charlestown Townies
1B Tyler Weninger Al Thomas A’s
2B Michael Oliveira East Boston Expos
3B Jimin Kang Brighton Black Sox
SS Brett Julian Al Thomas A’s
OF Brandon Grover Charlestown Townies
OF Ben Adams Charlestown Townies
OF Steve Walsh Brighton Braves
P Mark Bernardo Brighton Black Sox

Each franchise nominates players form there own team. Each franchise then votes for one player at each position, expect outfield. Each team casts votes for three outfielders. The results of the voting can be found here.

Gold Glove Award Results

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2020 All-Rookie Team

Without an awards banquet for the 2020 season due to ongoing restrictions in effect because of COVID-19, the Yawkey League will be making a series of announcements in the upcoming week to announce the winners of its yearly awards.

The first awards announcement is the 2020 All-Rookie Team. The All-Rookie Team consists of one rookie from each team. The players on the All-Rookie Team represent the nominees for Rookie of the Year which will be announced later in the week.

Every season introduces a new group of players to the league. These rookies come to the league with various levels of playing experience. While some players come to league straight from high school, most are current or former college players.

Players on the 2020 All-Rookie Team are current or former players from Assumption, Bentley, Eastern Nazarene, Emerson, Mitchell and Wentworth.

2020 All-Rookie Team

Player Team
Tyler Weninger Al Thomas A’s
Jake Hatch Brighton Black Sox
Alex Klapes Brighton Braves
Evan Walsh Charlestown Townies
Derek Adamson East Boston Expos
Joe Protulis McKay Club Beacons
David Appelbaum Stoneham Sabers
Brandon Guerrero The BASE

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Expos Win 2020 YBL Championship

2020 YBL Champions

Led by playoff MVP Scott Hall, the East Boston Expos beat the Charlestown Townies 1-0 in Game 5 to capture the 2020 Yawkey League Championship.

East Boston took the early 2-0 league in the series winning games one and two. Charlestown would force the deciding game five winning games three and four.

Game 5 would feature some outstanding pitching from both teams and Scott Hall took the mound for East Boston and Billy Sullivan took the mound for Charlestown. East Boston took an early 1-0 lead that would prove to be the final.

Scott Hall of East Boston was named playoff MVP. Throughout the playoffs Hall would win 3 games including the decisive Game 5 of the finals. In his three starts Hall would post a 1.05 ERA over 20 innings.

Congratulations to Branden Anderson all of the East Boston Expos.

Photos from Game 5

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Winner Takes All

The 2020 Yawkey League season has come down to one final game as the best of five championship series is now tied at two game each.

East Boston took a commanding 2-0 lead in the series with a 4-2 win in Game 1 and a 6-0 win in Game 2.

Charlestown would stay alive winning Game 3 by a score of 11-0.

Charlestown forced the deciding Game 5 with a 6-5 walk off win after East Boston had tied the game in the top of the 7th.

Game 5 will take place at Alumni Field in Lowell with a a first pitch scheduled for 8:00pm.

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Playoff Photos: Charlestown vs East Boston

Scott Hall on the mound for East Boston
Photo credit: Bob Marra

New game photos from Robert Marra from Game 1 of the championship series between the Charlestown Townies and East Boston Expos.

Charlestown vs East Boston

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