Congratulations to the Somerville Alibrandi Club for garnering their 10TH Yawkey League Championship!Somerville defeated Brighton Brewers on Saturday to win the championship Finals 4-1 in games. The 7-6 win came after Alibrandis fought back and scored 3 runs to clinch the Championship at steamy Trum Field.
Our best regards go out to the management and players on the Brighton Brewers. They comported themselves with dignity during the playoffs and made Somerville play hard in order to win.My sincere thanks go out to our players, coaching staffs and league administrators. We put together a great year on an off the field.
I would also like to thank the staffs at: City of Boston, Milton, Somerville, Medford, Malden, Revere, Chelsea and Cambridge Park Departments for their cooperation and dedication to helping us develop quality amateur baseball.Our thanks are expressed to Comcast and its Crews for making the YBL the talk of the Town. Boston and Brookline Comcast customers get YBL Regular Season and All Star Games each week. They also have an opportunity to see the Boston Baseball Heads Show, which covers amateur baseball in our region.
We are also thankful to the HERALD & GLOBE Sports Department for publishing our scores, standing and schedules every day.Many thanks to the Yawkey Foundation and all of our other sponsors.We created a new partnership with the North Shore Spirit in 2007. Our gratitude is expressed to the ownership and staff of the Spirit for inviting us to play our All Star Game at Fraser Field this summer.
It was tremendous for us to have an opportunity to play the US Military All Stars at the outset of this season. We look forward to having them back in 2008 and hope to play that game at Fenway Park!
It is going to be difficult not having Yawkey Baseball until next May. Rest up - enjoy the down time and let's return and make it another tremendous season.
David J. McKayPresident - Thomas A. Yawkey Baseball League