YBL In the News

The Lowell Sun recently ran an article on Billerica native’s Sean Glavin and Chris Santosuosso as both will be inducted as part of the 2024 YBL Hall of Fame class.
You can read the article using the following link.

Billerica baseball duo head to Yawkey League Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame inductions will be held on Saturday May 18 at the Common Market Restaurant at 97 Willard St in Quincy. Cocktail hour starts at 6 pm with dinner and inductions to follow. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event use the following link.

Yawkey Baseball League Hall of Fame Dinner

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2024 Hall Of Fame Inductions

On May 18, the Yawkey League will be hosting a dinner to honor this year’s Hall Of Fame class. The board of directors is proud to announce the induction of the following honorees

Sean Glavin Bluefish / Revere Rockies
Todd Guber Brighton Braves
Nate Hodor Savin Hill
Bill Reichmann Brighton Black Sox
Chris Santosuosso Bluefish / Revere Rockies
Steve Sherman Al Thomas Club
Jonathan Tenney South Boston
McKay Club Beacons Celebrating 40 seasons

Please join us as we celebrate an amazing Hall of Fame class. Cocktail hour starts at 6 pm at the Common Market Restaurant at 97 Willard St in Quincy (upstairs), followed by dinner at 7 and the Program begins at 7:45. $40 per seat – you can venmo @Chief29, send check payable to YBL to Joe O’Hara, 45 Oval Rd #27, Quincy, MA 02170 or use the link below to register and pay online.
Yawkey Baseball League Hall of Fame Dinner

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Yawkey Foundations Continues its Support for Yawkey Amateur Baseball League

The Yawkey Trust/Yawkey Foundations has been a longtime supporter of the Yawkey Baseball League, and that relationship continued in 2023 with $20,000 in grants to help defray operating costs. The Trust made a $10,000 donation and pledged another $10,000 in the form of a challenge grant for the league. Once the YBL raised over $10,000 on its own, the Challenge Grant of $10,000 kicked in.

In 1982, Jean Yawkey establishes Yawkey Foundation II to ensure that the legacy of thoughtful giving to help those most in-need in the communities that she and Tom called home would continue, in perpetuity, to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities long after their lifetimes.

The Trustees of the Yawkey Foundation are honored to perpetuate the philanthropic legacy of the Yawkeys, whose eight decades of quiet generosity is sustained to this day through providing resources, opportunity, and dignity to the vulnerable and underserved in the areas of giving that reflected their charitable values: Health Care, Education, Human Services, Youth and Amateur Athletics, Arts and Culture, and Conservation and Wildlife.

In 1990, The Boston Junior Park League was renamed the Yawkey Amateur Baseball League of Greater Boston. The Yawkey League, which has fielded anywhere from 8-18 competitive amateur teams each summer, is a wood bat league that has roots back to the 1950s. Games are open to the public and players comprise top amateur talent from the Boston area.

Funds from the Yawkey Foundation’s grant will help defray the league’s operating costs, such as umpires, field lights and insurance, some of the league expenses that continue to increase in recent years. YBL president Dave McKay is proud of the partnership with the Yawkey Foundations, citing, “The Yawkey Family has had a profound effect on amateur sports in Boston and surrounding areas. Their support allows us to provide competitive baseball opportunities for young men in and around Boston, especially those who need to hone their skills for college baseball and beyond.”

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More League Awards Announced

The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of the following league awards.

Carl Yastrzemski Most Valuable Player

Matt Rothermel – Al Thomas Club
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Pedro Martinez Pitcher Of The Year

Paul Wydom – Al Thomas Club
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Barbara Medieros Manager Of The Year

John Griffith – Brighton Black Sox
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Dick Radatz Fireman Of The Year

Paul Wydom – Al Thomas Club
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President’s Award

Justine Makisimu – Brighton Black Sox
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Franchise Of The Year

Brighton Black Sox
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YBL Announces Three Awards

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

Tony Conigliaro Comeback Player of the Year:

Scott Nosky – Brighton Black Sox
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Dan Tarpey Gentleman Of the Year:

Steve Walsh – Brighton Braves
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Peter Williams Umpire of the Year:

John Cleary
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2023 Rookie Of The Year

The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winner of the 2023 Johnny Pesky Rookie Of The Year Award is Matt Donovan of the Brighton Braves.

Congratulations Matt.
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