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2016 Yawkey League Banquet a Success

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The 2016 Yawkey League Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was a rousing success this past Saturday.  Those in attendance enjoyed some laughs, had some food and drink and either received an award themselves or were able to see a teammate take home some hardware.  Five of our finest (3 players and 2 umpires) were inducted into the Hall of Fame and 5 more people with Yawkey League roots were inducted into the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame in Evansville, Indiana.

Congratulations to all of our award winners and inductees.  Many thanks to all those who helped to put this great event together and many thanks to all who attended and cheered.  I hope you all had a great time!!!

December 7th is our next league meeting…FINAL BUDGET AND ELECTIONS FOR 2017!!!

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YBL Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced


On Saturday, November 19th the Yawkey League will have its annual Awards Banquet honoring all 2016 award winners and inducting the Hall of Fame Class of 2016.  The following people will join the 157 members who have already been inducted between 1996-2015.

Bill Casey, Umpire

Ed Smallcomb, Umpire

Mike Barthel, Player, McKay Club

Mike McCarthy, Player, Revere Rockies

Marc DesRoches, Player, Somerville Alibrandis

Congratulations Gentlemen!!!

For any folks who would like to attend this year’s event here is the live link to purchase tickets…

If anyone would like a ticket for the raffle, please use the “triple play” option.


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2016 Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Winners Announced

At the Yawkey League Banquet on November 19th at the IBEW Hall in Dorchester, the Yawkey League will also honor its Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Award winners.


2016 Gold Gloves

P  Matt Nicholson, Brighton Black Sox

C  Tony Iafolla, Revere Rockies

1B Angelo Collucci, Stoneham Sabers

2B Tim Varakis, Brighton Black Sox

3B Chris Hartery, Revere Rockies

SS Mark Addesa, Somerville Alibrandis

OF Mike Maguire, Somerville Alibrandis

OF Trevor Boyce, South Boston Saints

OF Dave Clarke, Savin Hill Dodgers


2016 Silver Sluggers

P  Mike Smith, Brighton Braves

C  Matt Rodriguez, Al Thomas Athletics

1B Apolinar De La Cruz, Brighton Black Sox

2B PJ McDonald, Malden Maddogs

3B Tommy Lenane, Stoneham Sabers

SS Spencer Tonies, Brighton Black Sox

OF Freddi Carrera, Al Thomas Athletics

OF Bobby Barrett, Somerville Alibrandis

OF Trevor Boyce, South Boston Saints

DH Kevin Luciano, Stoneham Sabers



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More 2016 YBL Awards Announced

The 2016 YBL Banquet is slated for November 19th at the IBEW Hall in Dorchester and here are more YBLers who will receive awards on our night of stars.

Tarpey/Skinner Award for Service to the YBL-Richard Soohoo, East Boston Knights

The President’s Award-Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston

The Yawkey Appreciation Award-Brian Rizzo, Savin Hill Dodgers

2016 YBL All-Rookie Team


Noah Zavolas, Charlestown Townies

Javi Martinez, Savin Hill Dodgers

Ted Downing, South Boston Saints

Noah Paredes, Malden Maddogs

Spencer Tonies, Brighton Black Sox

Carlos Yan, South End Astros

Andrew Whitten, Brighton Braves

Pat Shore, Revere Rockies

Chris DeGiacomo, Al Thomas Athletics

Jimmy Ricoy, Somerville Alibrandis

Danny Lumb, Stoneham Sabers

Skylar Beckerman, East Boston Knights

Joe Skoczylas, McKay Club Beacons

“Hey Rookie, you were good.” -Shoeless Joe Jackson

The Silver Sluggers and Gold Glovers will be posted on Monday.

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2016 YBL Banquet Date and Awards Announced


To all Yawkey Leaguers past, present and future; November 19, 2016 will be the night that we honor this year’s individual and team award winners.  The Yawkey League Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will also be inducted.  The location will be the IBEW Hall on Freeport Street in Dorchester as it has been for so many years now.  Please save the date and join us for our night of champions!!!

For ticket information please reach out to Joe O’Hara ( and/or Dave McKay (

2016 YBL Awards

Most Valuable Player-Bobby Barrett, Somerville Alibrandis

Pitcher of the Year-Mike Smith, Brighton Braves

Rookie of the Year- Noah Zavolas, Charlestown Townies

Comeback Player of the Year-Kenny Luongo, East Boston Knights

Manager of the Year-Bernie Driscoll, Somerville Alibrandis

Gentleman of the Year-Dave McKay, McKay Club

Executive of the Year-Marc DesRoches, YBL Commissioner

Franchise of the Year-Al Thomas Athletics

Umpire of the Year-Joe Peters, Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association


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Upcoming Events…


It’s that time of year again.  On October 8th (9am first pitch) and 9th (early afternoon finish) at Adams Field in Quincy we will be raising money and awareness in the fight to rid the world of ALS.   See Link for further information.

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

Also, our friends at the Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League will be running their Coaches vs. Cancer tournament as well.  Our own Stoneham Sabres will be looking to defend their title from last year’s tournament while raising money that will go toward cancer research. 

**A date for the 2016 Yawkey League Banquet has yet to be finalized.

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