On Friday May 13 the Yawkey Baseball League held what we believe is a first of its kind for local amateur baseball, an Alumni game made up of 20 former YBL players from over 13 different Franchises going back as far as the late 1980’s.
The game was held at Rogers Park, the oldest in use park in the league for close to 50 years. It was a great night of baseball and a celebration of the history of our league.
It was a great time and a really fun experience. We are looking forward to next years game.
On Friday May 13, the Yawkey League will play its first ever alumni game. The game will celebrate the history of the league, while helping to kick off the 2022 season.
The game features the Tarpey Legends, managed by Brian Carey (Cambridge Bucs), playing the Stewart Legends, managed by Mike Powers (Somerville Alibrandis). Rosters to be announced at a later date will include players from Brighton Twins, Avi Nelson Club, South Boston Saints, McKay Club and Brighton Braves.
The game will be played on Friday May 13 at Rogers Park in Brighton. First pitch is schedule for 7:00PM preceeded by a short pregame ceremony.
At its latest league meeting, Stephen Robb was unanimously elected to the Board of Directors as a member at large.
After taking some time away from baseball, Stephen Robb joined the Brighton Braves in 2012. Robb has since become a loyal supporter of both the Braves and the Yawkey League. Robb has become a big part of the amateur community as a whole participating in several 100 Inning Games to help raise money and awareness for the fight against ALS.
As we approach our final league meeting of the year, the Yawkey Baseball League would like to thank the Yawkey Foundation for its continued amazing support, guidance and friendship. The generous grant from the Yawkey Foundation has allowed the YBL to carry out its mission of providing competitive baseball for young men in a structured, safe environment.
Their administration has worked with our Board to explore opportunities to advance the makeup of the league in an effort to grow and develop in today’s climate with genuine sensitivity to issues of race, diversity and economics.
The Board applauds the Yawkey Foundation for its incredible commitment to community issues and needs, as well as the continued financial support that allows the YBL to carry out its mission for young men in Boston and surrounding areas.