COVID-19 preparations in Hoboken:
With the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend/delay their Little League seasons through no earlier than Monday, May 11. We implore you to follow this recommendation and suspend all Little League activities through no earlier than May 11.
Little League Open Letter to Parents
· March 27, 2020
Dear Little League Families and Volunteers,
It’s officially spring. We should be getting out our lawn chairs, celebrating opening days, and hitting the Little League fields. We’re not. We know you want to get out and play baseball and softball, so do we. The time spent on fields around the world is so important – where memories are made, and life lessons are learned.
Over the past few days, as we have , we’ve heard from many of you. As this situation evolves, Little League International is committed to sharing the best guidance possible for all its 6,500 leagues in more than 84 countries. We are here for you.
First, it is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to the Little League fields this season, whether that’s later this spring, throughout the summer, or into the fall. This year’s Little League season won’t be the traditional one that we’ve held for more than 80 years, but this is about more than just a Little League season.
We are closely consulting with appropriate medical advisers and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best thing for the safety and well-being of all our players, families, volunteers, and fans. As soon as our public health authorities say it’s safe to gather again, we are committed to working with our leagues to helping them get those playing opportunities underway when appropriate.
At this time, Little League International is also working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament, including our seven Little League World Series tournaments, and tournament eligibility for our leagues and players.
The Little League experience is a rite of passage for so many children, and we know that this is frustrating and sad, especially for those players in their 12-year-old season. We sincerely hope that everyone gets an opportunity to play this year, and we’ll work hard to make that happen as soon as we can.
Most importantly, we ask you for your patience. Your Little League program’s leadership is working hard to understand how the Coronavirus is going to impact them locally. We know that many leagues have been working hard to prepare to provide a great Little League experience for the families of their community and have already ordered equipment, jerseys, and other associated items for the season. We are urging all parents and families to be patient as we work with their local Little League programs throughout this ever-evolving situation.
Because each local Little League program is an independent organization, the local leadership must ultimately make the decision whether to continue as usual, or to suspend league activities. We encourage parents to require their league and district leadership to follow the CDC recommended guidelines.
While this means that we need to take a break from gathering at Little League-organized activities, the games of baseball and softball live on. Go outside and have a catch, time your speed running 60 feet (or 70 or 90), take some swings off the tee. We encourage you to check out our resources on including our . Also, we’ll be showing archived Little League World Series baseball and softball games on , and the has virtual educational opportunities as well.
Perhaps what we’re most excited about is our . Messages from former Little League Baseball® World Series star, , and Olympic Softball Medalist, , MLB Network Broadcaster, , and ESPN Analyst, , and many more are providing Little Leaguers all around the world with a sense of positivity and hope as communities work together to stop the spread and return to the ballfields. We encourage you to follow #LLPepTalk on social media and even make your own Pep Talk that you can tag @LittleLeague in and share using the hashtag.
There are countless suggestions and resources available, and we urge you to follow the information available through , , your state’s public health department (click here ), and other county and/or local authorities including precedents set by area school districts and government agencies.
This is bigger than Little League, and if we work together, it is our hope that by suspending/delaying our Little League seasons, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you all for your support, understanding, and patience.
We will be thinking of our global Little League community during this difficult time.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAJOR LEAGUE
PLEASE CONTACT THE MANAGERS AND COACHES ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT VICTOR CHIRICHELLA AT 201-240-2561
VICE PRESIDENT MICHAEL CASAZZA AT 201-294-8360-EMAILemail@example.com
PLAYER AGENT MASSIMO FORTE AT 201-736-2989-EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org
SAFETY OFFICER-TONY MONTALVO-201-988-6690-EMAILemail@example.com
RECORDING SECRETARY-SCOTT JANDORA-EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDRAISING OFFICER-MAX BRACERO-551-697-3898-EMAILemail@example.com
SGT. AT ARMS-NICK FELOA-201-496-0879
INFORMATION OFFICER-TONY MONTALVO-201-988-6690-EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE COACH PITCH DIVISION AND THE MINOR DIVISION
PLEASE CONTACT MARIA MARRERO AT 201-736-2462
HOBOKEN SOUTH REACHED THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND WITH VICTORIES OVER WASHINGTON PARK, HOBOKEN NORTH, AND GREENVILLE AMERICAN.
HOBOKEN SOUTH AND GREENVILLE AMERICAN MEET IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND, WITH GREENVILLE AMERICAN WINNING THE FIRST GAME, AND HOBOKEN SOUTH COMING BACK TO WIN THE DECIDING GAME FOR THE DISTRICT TITLE.
THE SECTION 2 TOURNAMENT WAS HELD IN SECAUCUS. IN ADDITION TO HOBOKEN SOUTH THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS WERE LYNDHURST AMERICAN (DISTRICT 5) NEWARK ROBERTO CLEMENTE (DISTRICT 8) AND UNION (DISTRICT 9).
IN THE FIRST ROUND, HOBOKEN SOUTH DEFEATED LYNDHURST AMERICAN, AND ROBERTO CLEMENTE BEAT UNION; IN A LOSERS BRACKET GAME UNION ELIMINATED LYNDHURST AMERICAN; AND HOBOKEN SOUTH BEAT ROBERTO CLEMENTE IN THE WINNERS BRACKET FINAL; IN THE LOSERS BRACKET FINAL, ROBERTO CLEMENTE ELIMINATED UNION TO REACH THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. ROBERTO CLEMENTE WON THE FIRST GAME, AND HOBOKEN SOUTH WON THE DECIDING GAME TO TAKE THE SECTION 2 TITLE.
IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT IN LAKEWOOD, HOBOKEN SOUTH LOST IN THE FIRST ROUND TO SECTION 4 CHAMPION CHERRY HILL AMERICAN, AND WAS ELIMINATED BY SECTION 3 WINNER MIDDLESEX. THE TOP PLAYERS FOR HOBOKEN SOUTH WERE JASON CASSESA, JOE ANDERSON, JOE LUCIGANO, ANTHONY EUSEBIO, CARLOS COLON, DENNIS FORD, AND RUBEN RAMOS.
HOBOKEN SOUTH ALSO WON THE 9 AND 10 YEAR OLD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT BY BEATING BERGEN LAFAYETTE, HOBOKEN NORTH, LINCOLN PARK AND ROBERTO CLEMENTE. THEY WERE LEAD BY MIKE CASAZZA, LUIS MOYANO, CARL HUNTER, JEAN PAUL OLIVIERI, AND JERRY ZAPATA.
COLLEGE SWEPT GUTTENBERG TO WIN THE SENIOR SOFTBALL TITLE. IN THE SECTION TOURNAMENT THE DEFEATED LITTLE FERRY AND ORADELL TO REACH THE FINAL ROUND, BY THEY LOST TO 2 GAMES TO ORADELL IN THE FINALS. THE TOP PLAYERS WERE GINA POZNANSKI, RENE GIZZI, JANINE SAVINO, AND JENNIFER NOSTRAME.
CONGRATS TO THE 2019 MAJOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ELKS
In a 4-3 victory over the East LA team on June 19, 2019 for the Championship,
LaIsla repeats as Hoboken Minor League City Champs!
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON IS OPEN. ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER WITH THE CITY OF HOBOKEN AND THEY MUST ALSO REGISTER ON OUR LITTLE LEAGUE WEBSITE BLUE SOMBRERO BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT. HERE IS THE LINK FOR BLUE SOMBRERO http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1802636
ALL COACHES AND MANAGERS, UMPIRES AND VOLUNTEERS MUST ALSO REGISTER ON THE ABOVE LINK.
FOR MORE INFORMATION READ BELOW
Player must reside or attend school in the City of Hoboken, eligible players ages are all players that have attained the age of 7 after September 01, 2018 and will not attain the age of 17 before September 01, 2019.
All registration will be done on line this year, the Hoboken Little League web site is http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1802636
Proof of age and residency for all players are required. You will need to upload the players birth certificate and three proofs of residency, you need one proof from each of the three groups or you can just use the School enrollment form.
Students that attend school within the City of Hoboken and are not a resident of Hoboken need to use the School enrollment form as proof of residency.
Evaluations for Baseball
We will hold player evaluations for players that are registered. This will be held at the Multi-Service Center 124 Grand Street on February 10th, 17th, and 24th, all players that are 9 and older must report between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00, players that are league age 7 and 8 must report at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PLAYERS THAT WERE ON A MAJOR DIVISION TEAM LAST YEAR AND ARE RETURNING DO NOT HAVE TO TRY OUT, BUT MUST REGISTER WITH US AND ON THE CITY WEB SITE.
All players that register for the Junior and Senior divisions do not have to try out, returning Major Division players do not have to try out.
any further question email us at email@example.com
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORM
PAST DISTRICT 7 CHAMPIONS
District 7 Champions
2018-ELMORA TROOPERS-SECTION 2 CHAMPS
2017-WASHINGTON PARK-SECTION 2 CHAMPS
2013 - HOBOKEN
2012 - NORTH BERGEN SOUTH-SECTION 2 CHAMPS
2011 - West New York American
2010 - West New York American- SECTION 2 CHAMPS
2009 - West New York American
2008 - North Bergen South- SECTION 2 CHAMPS
2007 - Roberto Clemente (Jersey City)
2006 - Hoboken South
2005 - West New York National
2004 - West New York National
2003 - Lincoln Park (Jersey City)
2002 - Pershing Field (Jersey City)
2001 - West New York National
2000 - West New York National
1999 - West New York National
1998 - West New York American
1997 - West New York American
1996 - College (Jersey City)
1995 - West New York American
1994 - West New York National
1993 - Secaucus
1992 - Roberto Clemente (Jersey City)
1991 - Hoboken South
1990 - Hoboken North
1989 - Secaucus
1988 - Roberto Clemente (Jersey City)- SECTION 2 CHAMPS-STATE CHAMPS
1987 - Secaucus- SECTION 2 CHAMPS
1986 - Hoboken South= SECTION 2 CHAMPS
1985 - Secaucus
1984 - Greenville National (Jersey City)
1983 - Greenville National (Jersey City)
1982 - West New York National
1981 - Hoboken South
1980 - Greenville National (Jersey City)
1979 - West New York National
1978 - Greenville National (Jersey City)
1977 - North Bergen South- SECTION 2 CHAMPS
1976 - Hoboken
1975 - Secaucus
1974 - Downtown (Jersey City)
1973 - Lincoln Park (Jersey City)
1972 - West New York American
1971 - College (Jersey City)
1970 - West New York American
1969 - Washington Park (Jersey City)
1968 - West New York National
1967 - West New York American
1966 - West New York American-SECTION 2 CHAMPS-STATE CHAMPS-EASTERN REGION CHAMPS
1965 - West New York American-SECTION 2 CHAMPS- STATE CHAMPS
1964 - Secaucus- SECTION 2 CHAMPS
1963 - Hoboken Central
1962 - Hoboken South
1961 - Greenville American (Jersey City)
1960 - WEST NEW YORK AMERICAN-SECTION 2 CHAMPS- STATE CHAMPS
1959 - Hoboken North
1958 - North Bergen Central
FOR ALL COACH PITCH AND MINOR LEAGUE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT MARIA MARRERO AT 201-736-2462
FOR MAJOR LEAGUE CONTACT VICTOR CHIRCHELLA AT 201-240-2561
FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR LEAGUE CONTACT BEN ROTONDI AT 201-697-1995
FOR INSTRUCTIONAL AND T-BALL CONTACT THE HOBOKEN RECREATION DEPT
Boundary Maps - Remember to check the online maps in the data center to make sure your maps are correct. I have said multiple times since last year that this will be the deciding factor, not any hand shake agreement or what you understand you boundary to be. So please review.
Little League® Data Center adds ASAP:
As Little League® International continues to develop online options to service its leagues and districts, be aware that the Little League Data Center now provides for online ASAP Plan submission. If local league plans are approved by Monday, April 2, 2018, that District will receive a cash award as result of the ASAP participation incentive. For a local league to receive the credit award, the submission deadline is April 16, 2018.
• To submit your 2018 Season ASAP Safety Plan online, log in to the Little League Data Center and choose "Submit/View 2018 Season ASAP Safety Plan."
• For 2018, it is required that local leagues charter using the Little League Data Center and also submit the necessary information for split leagues, Interleague Play and Combined Teams.
Little League® has updated its Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Polices for the 2018 season. Please review the adjustments and become familiar with the changes and revisions to the guidelines that govern the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® programs.
Tax Exempt Status Reminder:
It is the local league's responsibility to submit a federal tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Any non-profit organization that does not file the proper 990 Form with the IRS for three consecutive years automatically loses its federal tax exemption resulting in the organization's income becoming taxable and contributors being unable to report their contributions as tax deductions. This year's filing deadline is February 15, 2018 . Please include the League I.D. Number and Employer Identification Number (E.I.N.) on the tax return along with the correct name and address of the current League President. Each separately chartered league, even if operated by the same board, is required to have its own E.I.N. and file a separate return. Forms and instructions are available on the IRS website at www.IRS.gov. The address where the tax return should be filed is: Internal Revenue Service Center -- Ogden, Utah 84201-0027
It is also the responsibility of each league to furnish Little League Baseball® Incorporated with a copy of your league's annual financial report. This is a requirement of any league enrolled under the Little League Federal Group Tax Exemption and 501(c)(3) organizational status. There is a sample financial statement in the Little League resource guide and on LittleLeague.org. Please be sure your League I.D. Number is noted on the financial statement. If you haven't already done so, please forward a copy of your league's financial statement to:
Little League Baseball, Incorporated
539 U.S. Highway 15
P. O. Box 3485
Williamsport, PA 17701-0485
NEW WEB SITE
MANAGERS AND COACHES ASSOC. AND PLAYER AGENT CONTACT INFO
MANAGERS & COACHES ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT; VICTOR CHIRICHELLA-201-240-2561
PLAYER AGENT - MAS FORTE 201-736-2989 EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org
HOBOKEN LITTLE LEAGUE HISTORY
In 1939 Little League Baseball is founded by Carl Stotz, who enlists help from others in the community. Mr. Stotz, George Bebble and Bert Bebble are the first three managers. ... A $30 donation is sufficient to purchase uniforms for each of the first three teams, named after their sponsors: Lycoming Dairy, Lundy Lumber, and Jumbo Pretzel. … The first season is played in a vacant lot near the outfield fence of Bowman Field.
In 1951, just 12 years later Hoboken, N.J. is granted a charter in Little League Baseball. The league name was Hoboken Recreation League; our first President was Thomas A. Gallo, Vice-President Jerry Malloy, and Treasurer Tony Calland. The league consisted of four teams, Unico Club managed by Dick Canzano, Recreation managed by James Clyons, J.J. Pascale managed by Tony Calland, and City Democrates managed by Sal Salenga. They played a 12 game Season.
In 1952 we were charted as the Hoboken Little League, but we only charted 3 teams, the Gallo Club, Unico Club, and City Club.
In 1953, we charted two leagues, the Hoboken Recreation Little League and the Hoboken Recreation League North, with John J. Grogan serving as President of the Leagues, and Thomas A. Gallo serving as Commissioner. The HRLL had four teams, Colts, Bears, Cubs, Yanks; the North Charter also had four teams, Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, Indians.
In 1954, with John Mellow as President, the League charted a South League and a North League, the North consisted of the Nelson’s, Gallo’s, Kiwanis, and Casalino’s, while the South, consisted of the Giants, Yanks, Dodgers, and Red Sox.
In 1955, the South had the Nelson’s, Gallo’s, Kiwanis, and Casalino’s, while the North Had Pascale’s’ Silon’s, Borelli’s, and Unico.
In 1956, the league is realigned and the North has the Unico, Kiwanis, Lions, and Silon’s, while the South has the Casalino’s, Borelli’s, Nelson’s, and Gallo’s.
In 1957 the South grows to 6 teams, the Casalino’s, Elks, Borelli’s, Gallo’s, Nelson’s, and Muzzi’s, while the North stays the same with four teams.
In 1958, with Salvatore D’Amelio as President the North adds two teams, P.A.L. and Smith & Owens, making six teams in each charter.
In 1959, the South now consists of four teams, Casalino’s, Gallo’s, Nelson’s, and Troy’s, with the north having six teams, the P.A.L., smith & Owens, Silons, V>F>W., I.L.A. and Muzzi.
In 1960 the North drops the Silons, and adds the C.W.V. and the South stays the same.
In 1962 Charles C. Casalino is President both leagues stay the same, but the South has an 18 game schedule while the North has a 15 game schedule and all rosters have 15 players.
In 1963 the North drops Muzzi and Smith & Owens, but adds the Nekoboh’s, and Local 560, while the South stays the same.
In 1964 both the North and South have 6 teams; records no longer identify the teams in the league.
League Presidents: 1951-Thomas a. Gallo, 1953- John J. Grogan, 1954-John Mellow, 1958-Salvatore D’Amelio, 1962-Charles C. Casalino, 1980 James J. Farina 1995 Tim Calligy, 2001 Anthony Cardino, 2006 James J. Farina, was again named as League President and is still serving the Hoboken Little League.
In 1972 Hoboken native Maria Pepe, at age 12, pitched three Little League games for the Young Democrats team. This was the same team which her friends from the neighborhood had joined, so she joined as well, after having been invited to play by Little League coach Jim Farina. Pepe was asked to leave the team after the Little League "threatened to revoke Hoboken's charter. The refusal to allow Pepe to play attracted the attention of the National Organization for Women (NOW). A court case began on Pepe's behalf, which was supported by NOW. Ultimately the New Jersey Superior Court decided that Little League must allow girls to try out. As a result, the Little League organization began a program specifically for girls starting in 1974.
Pepe became a minor celebrity and drew media attention to various women's causes at the time. The New York Yankees made her an honorary "Yankee for a day".
In 2004 she lent her glove and hat to the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. On August 20, 2004 she was also honored by Little League Baseball by being asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2004 Little League World Series in South Williamsport.
In 2009 Little International granted the Hoboken little league North and South Charters permission to merge. And play under one Charter
CITY CHAMPIONS DISTRICT 7 CHAMPIONS
1951- ? 1959-HOBOKEN NORTH
1952-? 1962-HOBOKEN SOUTH
1953-? 1963-HOBOKEN CENTRAL
1955-? 1981-HOBOKEN SOUTH
1956-? 1986-HOBOKEN SOUTH
1957-CASSOLINO'S 1990-HOBOKEN NORTH
1958-CASSOLINO'S 1991-HOBOKEN SOUTH
1959-? 2006-HOBOKEN SOUTH
2003-HOBOKEN POLICE DEPT.
OPENING DAY 1961
THIS PICTURE IS OF THE OPENING OF THE NEW LITTLE LEAGUE FACILITY IN 1961. BOY WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE CROWD THEY HAD TO WATCH A LITTLE LEAGUE GAME....