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Cooperstown Baseball World

Joe Nardini, November 25, 2015

Debra Reed: Doing it Right, Giving the Right Memories Anyone who has played the board game Monopoly learns quickly how to recognize when Opportunity Knocks. Six months after graduating from college, Debra Sirianni found herself in the right place at the right time. At the time she had her sights set on a career in the FBI, but a family friend told her about a new venture in youth baseball that Ed...
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

Joe Nardini, November 5, 2015

It’ll Never Be Over, Yogi, Because You’ll Live in Our Hearts Forever!! ————————- In tribute to Yogi Berra, we reprint the following article which first posted on the NJ Baseball website in 2011   The Yogi Berra Museum has been host to many historic figures in baseball since the doors opened in 1998. With an average of 25,000 visitors a year the museum has becom...
Yankees Legend, Yogi Berra Passes Away at the age of 90

Nakeem Grant, September 23, 2015

Today, the baseball world says farewell to New York Yankees legend, Yogi Berra who passed away late Tuesday night due to natural causes at the age of 90. Coincidentally, he passed away on the same day that he made his MLB debut 69 year ago. Yogi played catcher for the Yankees for 18 seasons and he amassed a litany of accolades during his magnificent career: 3x American League MVP, 18x All-Star and...
Governors Island, New York 8-29-15 – 2 Games 1864 Rules

Charles Klasman, September 1, 2015

Game 1 Dry and sunny conditions on the island this past weekend. But temperatures were cooler and more manageable than the previous date. Hence both games spanned the full nine frames. It was Gotham that got out to an early lead in the match on aces from Scratch, Joe Ivy and Flash. The Mutuals evened the score in the fourth frame. There might have been more aces from the Mutuals except for Goth...

Tanner Klein, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

When, about 1,500 years ago, Chinese philosopher Confucius advised people to “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” he could not have had Tanner Klein of the Slammers youth baseball travel team in mind. Then again, knowing Tanner’s love of baseball, perhaps the great philosopher foresaw more than he let on at the time. To be sure, the present day ...
Julian Hammond, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

Julian Hammond does not mince words. When it comes to playing baseball he explains his reasons straightforwardly and comes right to the point. “I like playing because it’s fun and I’m successful at it.” Any questions? No one would argue Julian’s point, not unless they would also question why he names Carlos Gonzalez and Clayton Kershaw as his favorite MLB players. “I like Ca...
Joshua Miller, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

When a game is on the line the clutch players always want the responsibility placed on them. Reggie Jackson, ‘Mr. October,’ hit postseason home runs – 3 in 3 at-bats on 3 pitches – when his team needed them most. Michael ‘Air’ Jordan defied gravity in more ways than his fans, his teammates, and his opponents, could imagine, when his Chicago Bulls won 5 NBA championships in 5 years. Whe...
Jake Matheson, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

You can always tell the people who love what they do from the people who just punch a clock. They’re the ones who show up first in the morning and leave last at night. They’re the ones who put in the extra time to do and redo the assigned task in order to get it right. They’re the ones with the fire in the belly, the will to endure hardship, and the capacity to recover from mistakes. They’...

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Easton Nichols, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

Easton Nichols is a work in progress. When you ask the 5’3” 118 lb. P-1B-OF to name his favorite professional players and explain why they are his favorites, he will tell you that they all “went through a tough time when they were in the dumps and now they are greats!” Among them he includes...
DJ Burrage, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

Reggie Jackson became famous for saying, “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” With an MLB career batting average of .262 to go with 563 home runs and over 1,702 RBIs, who’s to argue the point? He earned his nickname of “Mr. October,” by consistently performing in the clutch during ...
Campbell McHarg, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

There’s possibly no greater entertainment in sports than watching a star player having fun doing what he or she does best. Manny Sanguillen comes to mind in baseball, as do Terry Bradshaw in football, Martina Natrilova in tennis, and Jesse Ventura in wrestling. For the Slammers youth travel baseba...
Alek Alges, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

Many fans will recall the Bugs Bunny cartoon spoof of Ernest Thayer’s legendry poem, Casey at the Bat. The cartoon version depicted Bugs alternating from pitcher to catcher on each pitch, befuddling and infuriating the grizzled, grim batter, who suffered the same fate as his poetic pseudonym. Unli...
Zacherly Radigan, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

If it’s good to have friends in high places, the Slammers’ versatile P-C-2B-3B-OF Zacherly Radigan would no doubt find himself in good shape all around. Of the professional players he names as his favorites, Mike Trout, Matt Harvey, and Will Venable, he explains that, “Will Venable is my frien...
Traevin Osborn, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

Keeping it simple makes Traevin Osborn a valuable player for his Slammers. The 5’1” 82 pounder pitches and plays outfield for his youth travel team and does not mince words explaining why he enjoys playing baseball, “It’s fun!”Being good at what you do in life helps to make it fun; Traevin...
Trey James Dunn, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 31, 2015

We often hear that the apple does not fall far from the tree. If true, it says all we need to know about the Slammers’ SS-P Trey James Dunn. Although he loves “the competition of baseball,” he maintains his focus on “the individual talent that is needed by each player” in order to compete....
Christian Schaumburg, Slammers Gonzalez 2015

Joe Nardini, August 30, 2015

Some people cannot get enough of a good thing. To a young player like Christian Schaumburg, you just cannot get enough baseball. He likes playing baseball “because it’s fun (and) I like the challenge.” For the 5’1” 96 lb. OF-P, the fun part comes as easily as it does for any 12 year-old. U...

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