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We strive for excellence..........on, off, before, during, and after

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder then the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism."
~~~~~~~~ Abraham Lincoln

Congratulations to our First 2014 Calendar Raffle Winner 

Ivette Gomez - $725(son plays for McCabes) and she also receives another $25 for selling the raffle



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2013 State Champs

Congratulations to Russ Bardenhagen and our 13U team for winning the NNJ State Championship! They will play in the Mid Atlantic Regional tourney starting Wed, July 31. Good Luck in Niksuyana, NY BOYZ!

Meet the team and Staff: Andrew Galano, Chris Bergalowski, Corey Johnson, Sean Lavin, Alex Alvarez, James Tymiski, Luciano Lopez Viamonte, Andrew Ferrier, Dayne Sabo, Lance Lucarelli, Brandon Kuhl, Jalen Mandziuk, Vin DiBella, Frank Daly, Mike Nolan. Manager: Russ Bardenhagen. Coaches: Eric Striffolino, Brian Stevenson & Dave Lewandowski

“If you build it……………………… they will come” – Field of Dreams, 1989

If you’ve seen the movie, you know the line well. The voice heard by Kevin Costner, who stars as a corn farmer and avid baseball fan, inspires him to build a baseball field on his farm with hopes of having legendary baseball players come play on it. In the end, the field is a state of the art baseball palace, and the players do, indeed, come.

In August of 1997, Bayonne Cal Ripken Baseball (then known as Bayonne Bambino Baseball) set out on a similar mission. With a vision to produce the greatest youth baseball program of its time, a group of men formed a league and called 5th Street field their home.

The field was a disaster. The compound was more than questionable. There were no dugouts, no press box, no running water, no electricity, no outfield fences, no scoreboard, no clubhouse, no bathrooms, and no concession stand.

But one thing that was not missing………. was a dream. A dream to make this “baseball diamond-in-the-rough” a place that both kids and parents would someday to be proud to come to.

In 13 years, the lot at 5th Street Field has become The Yard @ Haddad Stadium.

From four men with a “pipe dream” to over 100 volunteers and growing today………..

From having an outfield fence made of construction fencing to erecting the Sign Monster in left …

From carrying numbers out on a home-made scoreboard in between innings to the Orange Crush..

From sitting on park benches behind make-shift fencing to building Major League style dugouts…

From keeping score behind the backstop in a lounge chair to doing it in the Press Box…..

From the Port-a-Jon to the first-rate Rest Room facilities…………

From selling soda from a cooler to selling everything in the Stop N Shop Snack Shack……………

From having meetings off site in a recreation building to having them in our own Club House…….

From playing on a dangerous field to installing Field Turf – the most amazing playing surface of our time.

From Mission Impossible to Mission Accomplished !

In 1998, you’d have been reluctant to take your dog to this compound………In 2005, the Foot Locker Corporation entered into an agreement to have their illustrious name stamped on it. Then, in 2009, Haddad Corporation took over sponsorship rights for the field.

A big dream, dozens of great people, and a vision that never stops with an emphasis on doing what’s right for the kids of our town. And from 1998 through 2003, we did it all without having a mandatory registration fee to participate. Imagine that !

If you’re not growing, you’re dying…….and without a big dream, you’re dead. We want to pave our parking lot. We’d like to upgrade our clubhouse.

We won’t stop dreaming and we hope you can help us be a part of the already historic movement we call Bayonne Cal Ripken Baseball.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Friday,  Apr 18
The Rock @ Pizza Masters 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Saturday,  Apr 19
Nacirema @ McCabe's 6:00pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Modell's @ Verve 8:00pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
A+ Custom Printing @ MJ Desmonds 11:15am The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Mark Sports @ Archie's Cab 9:00am The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
PBA @ Big Apple 1:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
DiBella Construction @ Logan Towing 4:00pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Babe Ruth
Passaic @ Bielan Law 10:00am PASSAIC - Third Ward Park
Passaic @ AFC 12:30pm PASSAIC - Third Ward Park
Passaic @ Big Apple 2:30pm PASSAIC - Third Ward Park
Monday,  Apr 21
Hudacko's Pharmacy @ A+ Custom Printing 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Babe Ruth
AFC @ Big Apple 7:30pm Veteran's Stadium
Tuesday,  Apr 22
DiBella Construction @ Big Apple 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
PBA @ Mark Sports 7:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Wednesday,  Apr 23
Verve @ Nacirema 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Pizza Masters @ McCabe's 7:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Thursday,  Apr 24
The Rock @ Modell's 7:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Logan Towing @ Archie's Cab 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Friday,  Apr 25
MJ Desmonds @ Hudacko's Pharmacy 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Babe Ruth
Bielan Law @ Jersey City 7:00pm JERSEY CITY - Metro Field (westside ave)
Saturday,  Apr 26
Modell's @ Pizza Masters 3:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
The Rock @ Nacirema 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Verve @ McCabe's 7:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
DiBella Construction @ PBA 1:30pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Wise Optical Nationals @ Universal Prints Pirates 9:00am The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Kenny T's Yankees @ Dr. Condo's Mets 10:15am The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Lapinski Photo @ Broadway Diner 11:30am The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Babe Ruth
Big Apple @ Jersey City 1:00pm JERSEY CITY - Metro Field (westside ave)
AFC @ Jersey City 4:00pm JERSEY CITY - Metro Field (westside ave)
Bielan Law @ Jersey City 7:00pm JERSEY CITY - Metro Field (westside ave)
Sunday,  Apr 27
Big Apple @ Archie's Cab 4:30pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Mark Sports @ Logan Towing 6:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Dr. Gabe Doria Orioles @ Kellner Agency A's 12:00pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Wise Hearing Royals @ Wise Optical Nationals 1:15pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Seawolf Marine @ Mingoia Chiropractic 2:30pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium
Babe Ruth
AFC @ Jersey City 1:00pm JERSEY CITY - Metro Field (westside ave)
Big Apple @ Jersey City 4:00pm JERSEY CITY - Metro Field (westside ave)
Monday,  Apr 28
MJ Desmonds @ A+ Custom Printing 5:45pm The Yard @ Haddad Stadium

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

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