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Three More League Awards Announced

The Yawkey League announced the winners of three more league awards.

President’s Award

Jake Beane of the Al Thomas Athletics
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Tom and Jean Yawkey Appreciation Award

Robert Lewis, Jr. of The BASE
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Dan Tarpey Gentleman of the Year

Ted Tracy of the Brighton Braves
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Fireman of the Year and Postseason MVP

Scott Hall of East Boston Expos
Photo credits: Bob Marra

The common denominator between the next two awards being announced is Scott Hall of the East Boston Expos. In addition to being named the Dick Radatz Fireman of the Year, Hall was also named the David Ortiz Postseason MVP.

During the regular season Scott Hall, led the league with 3 saves. In 4 appearances, Hall only allowed 1 earned run over 9.2 innings.

In the postseason, Hall would start and win three games. Hall pitched 6 innings to win game 3 of the semifinals. In the finals, Hall would start and win Games 1 and 5 both on three days rest. For the playoffs, Hall only gave up 3 earned runs over 20 innings striking out 25.

Congratulations to Scott Hall on a fantastic regular and postseason.

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YBL announces three more awards

The YBL is proud to announce the winners of the following three awards.

Tony Conigliaro Comeback Player of the Year
Angelo Colucci

A knee injury limited Angelo Colucci to just nine games in 2019. Colucci came back in 2020 lead the league in RBI and among the league leaders in hits, batting average, and runs.

Angelo Colucci of the Stoneham Sabers
Photo credits: Bob Marra

Steve George Executive of the Year
John Griffith

John Griffith has been a member of the board for fiver years taking on many administrative related duties. Griffith has put process in place for player waivers and has helped improve the awards voting process. This past season Griffith helped put together the schedule which became a bigger challenge with the uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

Peter Williams Umpire of the Year
Charlie Peterson

With the additional COVID related challenges faced by umpires working games this summer, Charlie Peterson was available all summer to work a large number of Yawkey League games. Whether it be on the bases or behind the plate, Charlie always brought a good energy and level of professionalism.

 
Each of these three awards are voted on by the league franchises. The results of the voting can be found here.
Voting Results for league awards

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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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