Big Apple Softball League
2014
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The Choice Parts, once trailing the best of 5 series 2-0, sweep both games on 9/14/14/ 7-1 and 4-3 to repeat as BASL champs. The Parts win their 12th league title, increasing their own league record. They made it to the Finals in their 1st BASL season (1980) but lost. They earned their 1st championship back in 1986. Congratulations to Mgr. John Rosenmiller and his squad.

First -time Finalist Empire beat defending champ Choice Parts in the 1st 2 games on Sept. 7, but the Parts won game 3.

Empire swept Cardinals in 1 semi while Parts beat Ironbound 2 straight on Aug. 24 to get back to Finals.

2014 League Leaders

Games Oliver Vasquez 28

Hits Chino Cancel, Oliver Vasquez 31

Runs Alex Goldman, John Rodriguez 17

HR Tauren James 4

RBI Roberto Cespedes 19

Bat. Ave. John Rodriguez .464

Pitching

Wins John Brown, Rob Rocca 9

Winning Pct. Mike Peckins 1.000 7-0

Saves Doc Silber 2

IP Edgar Gonzalez Jr. 117

Raf Hernandez has opened up the Hudson Baseball Ctr. in Union City,NJ...indoor baseball & softball training...201-766-6072 or 6073; www.hudsonbaseballcenter.com

Berl Jones Jr. held a dedication ceremony at the Berl Jones Sr. + family Memorial (3rd base) Bench at Great Lawn #5 on Sat. Aug. 23. The late, great Berl Sr. was 1991 BASL Manager of the Year leading No Excuses to the championship.

Ironbound and Cardinals advance in Round 1 of the playoffs

Jack Oppenheim played the full game in RF in the Cardinals' 2nd game victory on July 27, He becomes the oldest player in league history to play an entire game, at age 82.

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Approved roster changes: Empire adds Jesse Reyes and waives Andy Santana. Rangers reinstate Mike Veetal and waive Sam Shaughnessy.

The umpire fee for 2014 is $50 per team per game.

The new rainout phone # is 212-613-5451.

I'm very sad to report that Alf Siegel, one of the founders of Choice Parts, has died suddenly of a heart attack in mid-January. He was the team's original 3rd baseman and managed the Parts to several division titles in the early 1980s.

Marc Rosenthal passed away on November 13. He was a substitute player with West's 2007 championship squad and more recently has been an umpire, working with the Lower Manhattan Coed League that plays on the fields next to ours. His presence at the park will be missed

softball player Eric Wu (of the Rangers) has started a company that manufactures high end Pro softball gloves priced far below what you would pay elsewhere. He offers many different styles in most sizes in two types of quality leather. So If you're thinking about buying a new glove take a look at what Eric can do for you. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the quality and value. Feel free to call Eric at 917-885-7811 or email him at prosportsgloves@gmail.com.

GLOVE DOC: Got a broken lace on your gamer or just and old glove lying around that needs some restoring? Well then I'm your man for the job. I've been restoring and restringing baseball and softball gloves for quite some time. I'm located in Manhattan for all those players in leagues in Central Park and beyond! Most gloves repaired and returned by the next day!!!! Very Affordable Prices! $40 for complete fielders glove restoration and $50 for catchers and first baseman's mitts. You won't find a better price anywhere! In addition, I will clean and condition the glove for no extra fee with quality glove cleaner & conditioner. Major League quality Tan and Black laces available. Other colors available upon request! Don't waste money buying a new expensive, cheaply made or stiff glove! Bringing an old trusted glove back to life is so much better than buying a new one! Contact me with questions and/or photo's of glove :)Alex "The Glove Doc" Glove Repair and Restoration Services Manhattan, NY theglovedoc@gmail.com 917.861.9908

Jay Goldberg, manager of the Skins, opened a baseball store --Bergino Baseball Clubhouse -- 67 East 11 Street NYC Handmade Beautiful Baseballs / Unique Retail / Art Gallery / Events / Custom Design Studio A baseball lover's dream in a Greenwich Village landmark building Jay Goldberg bergino@aol.com 212-226-7150


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