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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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2023 Silver Slugger Awards

The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of its 2023 Silver Slugger Awards.

Mike Richards is the only rookie to win a Silver Slugger. For Justine Makisimu, Liam Keblin and Kevin Falvey this is his second consecutive Silver Slugger. For Ross Zamparelli this is his second Silver Slugger having previously won the award in 2018. For Ethan Gofstein this is also his second Silver Slugger. Gofstein had previously won the award in 2021.

In addition to winning a Silver Slugger this season, Justine Makisimu, Liam Keblin, Kevin Falvey and Ross Zamparelli were also awarded Gold Gloves.

Congratulations to all the winners.

2023 Silver Slugger Award Winners

Position Player Team
C Mike Richards Brighton Braves
1B Will Baker Brighton Black Sox
2B Kyle Cachopa Brighton Black Sox
3B Justine Makisimu Brighton Black Sox
SS Liam Keblin Brighton Braves
OF Ross Zamparelli Brighton Black Sox
OF Kevin Falvey Al Thomas Athletics
OF Ethan Gofstein East Boston Knights
Pitcher/DH Matt Rothermel Al Thomas Athletics

Each franchise nominates players from their 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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2023 Gold Glove Awards

The Yawkey League is proud to announce the winners of its 2023 Gold Glove Awards.

The winners include six first time winners. For Cam Plank and Kevin Falvey this is thier second consecutive Gold Glove award. For Zach Hatfield this his his third consecutive Gold Glove award.

Congratulations to all the winners.

2023 Gold Glove Award Winners

Position Player Team
C Cam Plank Al Thomas Athletics
1B Jake Beane Al Thomas Athletics
2B Quinn Kilroy East Boston Knights
3B Justine Makisimu Brighton Black Sox
SS Liam Keblin Brighton Braves
OF Zach Hatfield Al Thomas Athletics
OF Kevin Falvey Al Thomas Athletics
OF Ross Zamparelli Brighton Black Sox
P Scott Nosky Brighton Black Sox

Each franchise nominates players from their 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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