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YBL 2020 Season and COVID-19 Update as of 04.22.2020

On Tuesday April 21 the Yawkey League Board of Directors and franchise holders conducted a conference call to continue discussions regarding a 2020 season as well as other COVID19 related issues.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unique situation that has impacted us all, and has had a direct impact on the 2020 Yawkey Baseball League season. As of now our the planned start of our regular season has been delayed and we share in how disappointing this is and we will continue to consult with appropriate city, state, local and health officials to be sure that we are doing the best we can for the safety and well-being of our players, coaches, families, umpires, and fans that come out to the parks.

The Yawkey Baseball League Board of Directors is following guidance from the State of Massachusetts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization(WHO) to work on all of our options that would allow us to play baseball this summer and we will provide updates here as well once we have updates and more information.

It is our sincere hope that we can baseball the summer and the Yawkey Baseball League Board of Directors and franchise holders are meeting regularly via conference calls to work on any and all options available to us.

We also ask that all of our players to check in regularly with their teams leadership as they should have updates on the options that are being discussed for the 2020 season.

If you are a player looking for a place to play in 2020 or beyond, we encourage you to encourage you to fill out the following player registration form.

YBL Player Registration Form

May you and your family be safe and healthy during this time.

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A message from the league

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt in every walk of life including baseball in New England that has seen cancellations of college and high schools seasons. As we all look to abide by the stay at home orders and adhere to the social distancing guidelines, we ask that you please cooperate with the mandates of our public officials.

Currently all organized sport activity has been suspended in the Commonwealth. As a result it is requested that members of the Yawkey League should not gather at any field as individuals or as a group to practice or scrimmage.

The board continues to work on plans for a 2020 season. We are exploring all options for providing the most baseball it can when it becomes safe to do so.

In the meantime please be safe and healthy.

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February Meeting

The franchise holders and board of the YBL gathered on February 27 to discuss the upcoming 2020 season. There was a positive exchange of ideas and initial plans for the 2020 season were made.

New team applications were discussed and it was decided to extend the deadline for new applications until Match 31. Any parties interested fielding a new team are encouraged to contact Dave McKay (bostonbaseballhead @ gmail.com).

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December Meeting Of Members

The Yawkey League held its end of the year meeting on Tuesday December 10 at Heritage Hall in Milton. A healthy discussion of topics was had to wrap up the 2019 season and to begin planning for 2020. The league continues to be strong and continue to grow its service to the amateur baseball community. After the meeting the membership enjoyed fellowship with some food and beverages.

Congratulations to the 2020 Board of Directors who were re-elected for the 2020 season.

Dave McKay – President
Joe O’Hara – Vice President / Treasurer
Dave Treska – Secretary
John Griffith – Member At Large
Angelo Colucci – Member At Large

This veteran leadership group looks forward to working with the league membership towards ensuring a very successful 2020 season.

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End of Year League Meeting

The YBL will hold its end of season league meeting on Tuesday December 3 at the Milton American Legion Hall at Heritage Hall (map)

The board of directors will meet at 6:30 PM. The general membership will meet at 7:30 PM. Send any agenda items to President Dave McKay (bostonbaseballhead @ gmail.com)

Deposits for the 2020 season are due at this meeting.
Food and beverages will be provided by league, please invite all players and coaches.

Please bring an unwrapped $15 toy donate to be donated to Operation Homefront.

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2019 League Awards Announced

The 2019 YBL League Awards and Awards cookout have been announced.

Kenny Polanco of the Revere Rockies wins the MVP award. Jon Shepard of the Revere Rockies wins Pitcher of the Year. Jake Byrne of the Revere Rockies wins the Rookie of the Year Awards.

The awards will be presented at a cookout scheduled for Saturday September 21 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The cookout will take place at the Heritage Hall in Milton (map).

League Awards

Most Valuable Player – Kenny Polanco, Revere Rockies

Pitcher of the Year – Jon Shepard, Revere Rockies

Rookie of the Year – Jake Byrne, Revere Rockies

Postseason Most Valuable Player – Alex Wong, Revere Rockies

Fireman of the Year – Christopher Monroe, Stoneham Sabers

Comeback Player of the Year – Kent Graham, South Boston Saints

Manager of the Year – Nate Laliberte, Revere Rockies

Franchise of the Year – Revere Rockies

Presidents Award – Robert Marra

Umpire of the Year – Jared Doucette, Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association

Rookie, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards

All Rookie Team
Gold Glove Awards
Silver Slugger Awards

Voting Results

League Award Results
Gold Glove Award Results
Silver Slugger Award Results

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