YBL Awards 2014

[Updated 11/16]

Here are the 2014 Yawkey Baseball League Awards. They will be presented at the YBL Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 13. To register for the banquet, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9vfx8im3de6e3bf&oseq=&c=&ch=

Carl Yastrzemski Most Valuable Player
Tom Englehardt, Revere Rockies

Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Year
Willie Archibald, Al Thomas Athletics

Johnny Pesky Rookie of the Year
Victor LeBron, East Boston Knights

Dick Radatz Fireman of the Year
Brian Tanguy, Somerville Alibrandis

Tony Conigliaro Comeback Player of the Year
Tom Englehardt, Revere Rockies

Barbara Medieros Manager of the Year
John Kostas, Al Thomas Athletics

Steve George Executive of the Year
Pete Lankarge, Brighton Braves

Dan Tarpey Gentleman of the Year
Owen Carlson, South End Astros

Joan Tarpey-Skinner Excellence in Service
Joe O’Hara, Al Thomas Athletics

President’s Award
Thomas Hellen, Somerville Alibrandis

Tom and Jean Yawkey Appreciation Award
Joe O’Hara, Al Thomas Athletics

Franchise of the Year
Somerville Alibrandis Baseball and Al Thomas Athletics

Umpire of the Year
Rich Cabral, Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association

2014 YBL Hall of Fame Inductees
David Treska, Somerville Alibrandis
Tom McDonough, Somerville Alibrandis
Joe Clancy, Al Thomas Athletics
Jeff McCarthy, McKay Club Beacons
Owen Carlson, Cambridge Bucs & South End Astros
Tim Dacey, South Boston Saints
Mark Nickerson, Avi Nelson Club & South Boston Saints

Gold Glove Award
C – Ted Dziuba, Somerville Alibrandis
1B – Billy Uberti, Brighton Braves
2B – Adam Del Rio, Revere Rockies
3B – James Katsiroubas, Al Thomas Athletics
SS – Stefan Botarelli, Stoneham Sabers
OF – Mike Maguire, Somerville Alibrandis
OF – Mike Robinson, Stoneham Sabers
OF – Victor LeBron, East Boston Knights
P – Matt Nicholson, Brighton Black Sox

Silver Slugger Award
C – Ted Dziuba, Somerville Alibrandis
1B – Billy Uberti, Brighton Braves
2B – Joe Parlow, Stoneham Sabers
3B – Tom Englehardt, Revere Rockies
SS – Stefan Botarelli, Stoneham Sabers
OF – Freddi Carrera, Al Thomas Athletics
OF – Lionel Danielson, McKay Club Beacons
OF – Victor LeBron, East Boston Knights
P – Mike Smith, Brighton Braves

YBL All-Rookie Team
Matt Lavasseur, Al Thomas Athletics
Joe Shebertes, Brighton Black Sox
Ari Glantz, Brighton Braves
Kevin Luciano, Brighton Minutemen
Victor LeBron, East Boston Knights
Bryant Johnson, Malden Maddogs
Lionel Danielson, McKay Club Beacons
Xavier Feliz, Revere Rockies
Hunter Shea, Savin Hill Dodgers
Julian Alvarez, South End Astros
Chris McKenzie, Somerville Alibrandis
Corey McNamara, Stoneham Sabers
Eoin McAvinchey, West Roxbury Nationals

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Thomas M. Menino, 1942 – 2014

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The Yawkey League Family mourns the loss of Tom Menino.

Mayor Menino is a member of the YBL Hall of Fame and was instrumental in helping us build the league into a power house in the Greater Boston Area.

Our members extend their sympathy and prayers to the Menino family as they say goodbye to this giant of a man!

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YBL Returns to Cooperstown

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The Yawkey Baseball League was once again featured in an exhibition game at Doubleday Field at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY last weekend.  Taking part in the game were Matt Varakis (YBL HOF – Brighton Twins), Justin Crisafulli (Somerville Alibrandis), Mike Powers (YBL HOF – Somerville Alibrandis), Brian Carey (YBL HOF – Cambridge Bucs), Marc DesRoches (Somerville Alibrandis), David Treska (YBL HOF – Somerville Alibrandis), Dickie Dumas (Somerville Alibrandis), James Greeley (Brighton Braves), and Tim Varakis (Brighton Black Sox).

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Alibrandis Honored by BoSox Club

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For the 5th consecutive season and the 15 time in the team’s history, the Somerville Alibrandis Baseball team was honored by the BoSox Club at a luncheon held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Dedham Marriott Hotel. The BoSox Club is the oldest official fan club in Major League Baseball and promotes the game at all levels while assisting the Boston Red Sox in community and charitable endeavors. The team from Somerville were honored for their 2014 season in which they went 34-8-1 and defeating the Al Thomas Athletics in the Yawkey Baseball League Championship Series.

“The BoSox Club’s recognition of the accomplishments of all the local Champions is truly outstanding,” said Team President, David Treska. “Acknowledging the success that our team had last season is a tremendous honor and we thank the BoSox Club once again for inviting us.”

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Fenway All-Star Broadcast Link

John Leahy will be doing a live radio broadcast of today’s All-Star Game. Tune in at: http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/6298403

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The YBL All-Star Game Returns to Fenway!

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The YBL All-Star Game is returning to Fenway Park!

It will be held next Monday, September 29 at 12:00. Stay tuned for further details.

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