Inaugural Winterball Baseball Game
December 2, 2001
More than 35 baseball players across the Boston MSBL and MABL battled in the First Annual Winterball Extravaganza. The game-time tempurature was 48 degrees.
The inagural Game 1 was a 3-3 battle going into the fifth inning when the MSBL collected 5 runs, making the game 8-3. However, the MABL battled back with a grand-slam off the stick of MVP Jeff Coveney (who earlier tripled), making the score 8-7. But 11 MSBL hits in the final two innings allowed them to be victorious 17-7.
In Game 2, nine MABL hits in the first inning allowed the squad to score all 6 runs they would need to win, 6-2. The game began with back-to-back triples by Jeff Burns and Dave Mitrou. Dave Joseph (borrowed from the MSBL for Game 2) pitched the complete game for the young guys getting the win.
Manager: Brett Rudy.
Squad: Steve Gray, Tom Deveau, Bill Rivers, Corey Aldoupolis, Jeff Coveney, Dave Mitrou, Neal Roper, John Palumbo, Larry Charboneau, John Verdeaux, Troy Gourley, Murray Reed, Felix Villalobos, Dan Gomes, Matt Mead, Jeff Burns.
Manager: Jimmy King.
Squad: Val Valdanbrini, Tony Catalano, Paul Helmuth, Bill Depippo, Barry Ward, Peter Lucido, Franz Strassman, Richie Figureoa, Warner Jackson, Fred Bellows, Gregg ‘Chili’ Davis, Dave Worthley, Dave Bonnell, John Lamb, John Kroeger, Ray Melesky, Brian Girouard, Paul Grammer, Gus Bino, Miguel Garcia, Jerry Dawson.