The 2018 season is generating a level of excitement around the Yawkey Baseball League that will be felt across the entire Boston area. The Yawkey Baseball League is named after former Red Sox owner and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas A. Yawkey. The YBL is one of the elite amateur baseball leagues in New England. With 10 franchises, comprised of players from all levels of elite baseball backgrounds – current and former collegiate student athletes, along with former professional baseball players.
The 2017 season saw the YBL once again take home the championship trophy of the Eastern Massachusetts Baseball Classic. The Eastern Mass Classic annually pits All-Stars from the top four amateur baseball leagues in the Boston area against each other. This was the YBL’s 2nd title and 4th finals appearance, keeping a strong showing in the annual event. The National Semi Pro Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted YBL members and the YBL also has played All-Star games at Fenway Park.
Our league has its roots in Boston back to the 1950’s. In various incarnations, we have been known as the City League, the Twilight League, and until 1990, the Boston Junior Park League. 1990 was a coming of age for our league, when we were renamed in honor of Mr. Yawkey. Our affiliation with the Yawkey Family has brought us many benefits over the years. The Yawkey Foundation is a major financial contributor. We are very proud to continue the baseball tradition established by Tom and Jean Yawkey in Boston.
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