Majors Tournament of Champions (Haverstraw LL)
Minors Tournament of Champions (Nanuet LL)







MONUMENT PARK:  The new stadium has an area known as “Monument Park” this is located behind the center field wall and has monuments honoring good Yankee players from past years. Monument park is open before the game starts.

THE GREAT HALL:  Another feature is the Great Hall. The Great Hall is a hallway with a tall roof and many stores and food stands near the entrance of the stadium. It also has banners to celebrate the teams history.

“LASTS” OF THE OLD YANKEE STADIUM:  Following a grand sendoff ceremony, honoring many of the greats to wear the Yankees uniform, Andy Pettitte was the winning pitcher, Mariano Rivera recorded the last out and Jose Molina hit the last home run in New York’s emotional victory over Baltimore, bookending Babe Ruth’s shot to open the building in 1923.

ANOTHER HOME STADIUM:  While under major renovation, in 1974/1975, the NY Yankees played at Shea Stadium. This was a bad thing for Yankees power-hitters, as they could not use the short porch in right field that they had at Yankee Stadium.

YANKEE STADIUM SPORTS:  You think it’s just baseball, huh?!?  Nope —> Yankee Stadium was shared with the New York football Giants from 1956 to 1973. It was also the site of many famous boxing bouts. Boxers such as Benny Leonard, Mohammed Ali, and Joe Louis have all fought there over the years. And, more recently, Soccer !

THE BIG BAT:  It’s 120-ft tall, and it “looks” like a Louisville Slugger baseball bat!  Did you realize it’s really a “boiler vent” ?




Dear Little League®: A letter from a parent of a Little Leaguer® and travel baller
Summary —-> “Little League is about community. It’s about neighbors socializing with neighbors. It’s about kids playing with their friends. It’s comfortable, and for me, my son, and my wife, Little League feels like family.”  (article link)



The 50 greatest athletes in Rutgers history:  (posted May 9, 2016)

#49 – Patrick Kivlehan:  After playing 4 seasons as defensive back for the Rutgers football team, his 1 season playing his senior year on the baseball diamond garnered him Big East Player of the Year honors after batting .392 with 14 home runs, 50 rbi, and 24 stolen bases in 51 games played. 

Patrick completed his Little League career as a 2006 New York State Champion playing for West Nyack Senior-League All-Stars (15/16 yr olds).  In 2012, Patrick was selected in the 4th Round of the MLB Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners. In 2015, Seattle Mariners traded 3B Patrick Kivlehan to Texas Rangers. In 2015, he was inducted into the West Nyack Little League Hall of Fame.

Congratulations, Patrick. And thank you for continuing to be a positive influence, and role model, for our West Nyack Little League families. 



CLINIC TRAINING —–>  Time to Call Ken Ulrich !!
   or   (845) 353-4222   or   learnbaseball@hotmail.com


Ken Ulrich and Staff will be running a variety of clinics from one-on-one private lessons to small group instruction as well as team clinics at VISION SPORTS CLUB in Pearl River.

Private Lessons . . . Small Group Clinics 1 to 5 ratio . . . Team Clinics

Baseball & Softball instruction are open to all ages 6 – 18. Clinics will run on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursday’s for the months of January, February and March. 

      SOFTBALL (Ages 8-16):  June. 27 – 30
      BASEBALL (Ages 6-12):  July. 5-8 (Tues-Fri), July. 11-14, 18-21
      BIG LEAGUE CAMP (Ages 13-16):  July. 11-14, 18-21


www.KenUlrichBaseball.com   or   (845) 353-4222   or   learnbaseball@hotmail.com









– Patrick Kivlehan:  Texas Rangers – AAA Round Rock Express  (STATS LINK)

– Jason Vosler:  Chicago Cubs A+League Myrtle Beach Pelicans (STATS LINK)



Little League Age-Change Explanation:
Little League conducted a very detailed participation research project. That research showed that parents, players, and volunteers want to see Little League® become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Our volunteer District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors carefully considered the results of the research, and ultimately changed the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball to August 31. This change will ensure that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division. 




NEW LL RULE: Boundary Rule Provides Options (click here to see the Rule)

For 75 years, the Little League community has been based on the boundaries of the local league. We are excited because for the first time in Little League’s existence, there are now two options for where your children can play Little League.

– As always, they can play for the league where your home is located.
– Or, this year (2014), a new rule allows your children to play for the league where their school is located.

In a changing educational landscape, this new rule gives parents the option to register their children for the Little League that is truly most convenient to the family, and further enhance the role of community with the classmates of your Little Leaguers® and their families.


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