The 2018 season marks YBL President Dave McKay’s 50th year of involvement with amateur baseball. Dave’s journey began with the Mill Stream Baseball League in Dorchester and continues today with the Yawkey Baseball League.
Read more about Dave’s 50 year journey in his own words.
My 50 Years In Baseball
This years 2018 MLB draft saw two former YBL players get drafted as both Charlie McConnell and Noah Zavolas were both selected by Seattle Mariners.
Charlie McConnell was drafted in the 12th round out of Northeastern. The 6’2″ OF from Reading, MA played the 2015 season for the Somerville Alibrandis.
Noah Zavolas from Harvard was also selected by Seattle in the 18th round. Zavolas a 6’1″ pitcher from Acton, MA played parts of the 2016 and 2017 seasons for the Charlewtown Townies.
Congrats and best of luck both Charlie and Noah.
The latest installment of Stu’s Players of the Week highlight Devin Santilli of the Charlestown Townies and Spencer Anderson of the Brighton Braves.
To read more on both Devin and Spencer follow this link
A memorial service and reception in honor of Harvey Soolman will be held on Monday June 18, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The memorial and reception will take place at the State Street Pavilion Club at Fenway Park. Please use the entrance on 20 Jersey Street (formerly Yawkey Way).
Courtesy Parking will be available after 5pm in the lot at 73 Brookline Ave. The lot is across the street from Fenway Park next to Boston Beerworks.
Each week Stu Sklaver will be profiling a hitter and pitcher of the week.
For the first week of the 2018 Yawkey Season, Stu has selected Matt Costanza of the McKay Club Beacons as his hitter of the week and Dan Shaw of the South Boston Saints as his pitcher of the week.
To read more on both Matt and Dan follow this link
The Yawkey League Family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of YBL Hall of Famer – Harvey Soolman. Harvey was a player and manager in our Junior Park and Yawkey years. He touched many lives with his love of the game.
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Harvey’s Family. We all pray for the repose of his soul.