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CONGRATULATIONS 2019 SEASON RAFFLE WINNERS

Congrats to our 2019 Blue Ticket Raffle Winners.

Pat G. - $1,500 GRAND PRIZE

Colette S. - $500 SECOND PRIZE

 

The league will contact you to get you your checks.


BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

Our double elimination baseball playoffs are nearly completed, with only AAA & Pony (13-15) levels wrapping up.  Click here to view the latest PLAYOFF BRACKETS

Game times & dates are subject to change in the event of rain outs. Always refer to the "Schedules" tab of our website for the most accurate information.  Good Luck to all teams!

 

CONGRATULATIONS CHAMPIONS & RUNNER-UPS

AAA - White Sox (Champion) & Royals (Runner-Up)

MINORS - Cardinals (Champion) & Royals (Runner-Up)

MAJORS - Rockies (Champion) & Cardinals (Runner-Up)

PONY (13-15) - White Sox (Champion) & Yankees (Runner-Up)

JUNIOR SOFTBALL - Gators (Champion) & Bulldogs (Runner-Up)

SENIOR SOFTBALLHurricanes (Champion) & Tigers (Runner-Up)


🌧 ☔️ 6/20 Game Update☔️🌧

AAA & Pony Championship cancelled.


2019 FATHER'S DAY TOURNAMENT

Thank you to all the organizations who signed up to participate in our 2019 Father's Day Tournament. All age levels are SOLD OUT! We are excited to welcome you to our Pearlman & Hagy's Complexes in a few weeks. 

To all participating teams, we expect to email you rules and schedules by 6/3 and will have schedules online on our website by 6/10.


OPENING DAY 2019

Thank you to everyone who made our Opening Day a huge success! And in case you missed the announcement, as part of Mayor Kenney's Rebuild Philadelphia initiative, Councilman Curtis Jones, State Senator Sharif Street, & Mayor Kenney announced on Opening Day that a new clubhouse will be built at the Al Pearlman Complex! 

 

Click Here to View Opening Day Photos (Photo Credits: Rick Cawley)

 

Opening Day Dedication In Honor of the late Jim Kemm

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Special Recognition Award:  Eddie "Bo" Peters

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Gioquindo Award:  Maddie Ryan

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Commissioner Service Recognition Award:  Lou Fresta

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 INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCESS

We will always make every effort possible to play but the safety of the players, coaches, umpires, and spectators is our top priority, as well as providing proper notification to the umpires. In the event we need to cancel games to due to the weather we will do so as soon as possible by notifying managers via email or text, as well as announcing on our website and on our league Facebook page.

 

ALL SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in our league. We are no longer accepting any late sign ups for the 2019 season.  All levels are now closed.  Again we are no longer able to sign players up.  Thanks for your understanding. For future planning our Spring season sign ups run from mid-December to the end of February.

 

SEASON SCHEDULES

Baseball schedules are now uploaded on the website. Note that the online schedule is the most up to date version of the schedule. Any changes, reschedules (rainouts) will be reflected on the online schedule.


PAYMENT PLANS & OUTSTANDING REGISTRATION FEES

If you are on a league approved payment plan or you have outstanding registration fees, you will get an email with details on how to submit payments.  If you have questions, please contact 21stwardregistrar@gmail.com 

 

 


2019 TOURNAMENT TEAM ROSTERS

Thank you to all the players who tried out for our tournament teams and congratulations to those who were selected to represent the 21st Ward this Spring/Summer tournament teams. We wish all players a great season! Tournament players - your coaches will be in touch.

 

8U Rebels

David Cupchak

Roman Evans

Chance Hochstuhl

Michael Kingston

Ivan Kistler

Carter Leonard

Larry Markey

Ryan McGaughey

Claude Miros Jr.

Ezekiel McWilliams

Vinnie Rizzo

Vincenzo Sannicandro

Manager: Bill McGaughey

 

9U Rebels

Kai Bolden

Jack Brown

Daniel Carrera

Ricky Evans

Lucas Fresta

Harrison Koniecki

Keegan McShea

Dean Montovani

Colin Moran

Evan Opiela

Ryan Pownall

Gavin Yeager

Manager: Lou Fresta

 

10U Rebels

Chase Butler

Maxx Byrne

Chris Costa

Elijah Cropf

Jamar Dawkins

Jayden DeLaRosa

Ryan Hemighaus

Michael Iacovelli

Nate Lewis

Rocco Rizzo

Riley Rumsey

Manager: Matt Rizzo

 

11U Rebels Tournament Team/2020 Cooperstown Team

Congratulations to the 2019 11u/2020 Rebels Cooperstown Team!

Dylan Bearden

Ryan Friel

Sean Herron

Zach Jacobs

Daniel Malloy

Daniel McNally

Francis Passarella

Joe Pieczynski

Will Pownall

Ryan Regan

Michael Rex

Manager: Chuck Malloy

 

12U Rebels/2019 Cooperstown Team

Aaron Barnes

Chris Cavalcante

Mikey Green

Chris Kingkiner

Joey Markey

Matt McGaughey

Andrew Mulligan

Michael Nicolucci

Joey O'Brien

Dominic Sannicandro

Finn Whittle

Manager: Brian Sannicandro

 


NEW BAT RULES IN 2018

With holiday shopping season fast approaching, we want the 21st Ward community to be up to speed on the new bat regulations that will be going into effect Jan 1, 2018.  Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Baseball will be adopting the new USA Bat standards.  The new bats are designed to behave more like traditional wood bats.  As discussed at the 11/15 General Body Meeting, as a Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth chartered league, it is our intent to adopt these new standards for our in-house program for the 2018 season for the AAA - Pony levels.  If you want to see a list of the individual bats, sorted by bat manufacturer that are approved, visit www.usabat.com The key thing you are looking for is the USA bat stamp on the bat. Below are the new specifications for 2018. 


WELCOME OUR NEWEST SPONSOR

The 21st Ward Jr. League is proud to welcome our newest "Clear the Bases Triple" Sponsor DICK'S Sporting Goods. To celebrate this new sponsorship, DICK's is pleased to offer the 21st Ward baseball & softball community with several great offers for the Spring & Fall 2017 seasons! Click the banner below to access our 21st Ward exclusive coupons.


 

ATTENTION MANAGERS & COACHES FOR 2016:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COACHING A TOURNAMENT TEAM FOR CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BASEBALL DISTRICTS/STATES/REGIONALS,YOU MUST PASS 1 CERTIFICATION COURSE ON CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH BASEBALL WEBSITE. THIS IS MANDATORY. ONCE COMPLETED, EMAIL YOUR CERTIFICATES TO AN ELECTED BOARD MEMBER.

ALL MANAGERS & COACHES MUST HAVE THIS CERTIFICATION. EVEN IF YOU PLAN ON PUTTING YOUR NAME IN FOR A TOURNAMENT TEAM OR POSSIBLY COACHING WITH A MANAGER, YOU MUST BE CERTIFIED.

IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED TO TAKE THESE COURSES EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY COACHING IN-HOUSE. YOU WILL LEARN A WHOLE LOT. YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE AND MATERIALS AT ALL TIMES VIA CAL RIPKEN/BABE RUTH WEBSITE.

HERE IS THE WEBSITE:

http://www.baberuthcoaching.org/coaches/index.cfm

 

HERE IS THE COST: (PAID BY MANAGERS/COACHES)

 

REMEMBER, YOU ONLY NEED 1 CERTIFICATION. YOU CAN TAKE THE COURSE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT TO PASS AND ONLY PAY ONCE. CONSIDER TAKING THE 2 BASEBALL COURSES. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES IMMEDIATELY. OUR KIDS WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS RIGHT AWAY.

 

HERE IS WHAT THE DOCUMENT LOOKS LIKE AFTER COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. YOU WILL NEED TO CARRY A WALLET SIZE WITH YOU COACHING AND SEND A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT BABE RUTH SITE TO NICK.ROSLEY@HOTMAIL.COM. CERTIFICATE ONLY, NOT TRANSCRIPT.

 

THANK YOU, 21ST WARD JL BASEBALL


COACHES: HERE IS A LINK FOR GREAT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:

https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/instructional_videos

 

 


ALCOHOL&TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED AT THE 21ST WARD COMPLEX!
 
 NO SMOKING/NO CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES!
THERE ARE DESIGNATED ZONES TO SMOKE OFF SITE.
NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

 
Players' Pledge
(Before every game, teams will go over this pledge)
Win or lose, I pledge to do the best I can, to be a team player,
to respect my teammates, my opponents, the coaches, and umpires
and to improve myself in spirit, mind, and body.
Parents' Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.

 


ABOUT THE 21st WARD JUNIOR LEAGUE

The 21st Ward Junior League is a non-profit organization
that serves the children of Northwest Philadelphia (the 21st Ward).
  We have no paid employees, and can provide sports activities to resident children only through volunteer efforts and participation. Fees are designed to cover the cost of the baseball and softball programs that we offer. The parents or guardians of each child participating in the League's programs are asked to provide 2 hours of time per season in field maintenance and trash pickup to enable us to keep costs low and to maintain our quality facilities that are enjoyed by all.

Contacting The Junior League

YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!
TO CONTACT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE:
1)TO KEEP YOUR QUESTION/COMMENTS PRIVATE.SEND US AN E-MAIL:juniorleague1@email.com
2) To send email to a League Officer or Board Member, go to the League Contacts and select mail for that official, if available. If email is not available,please choose another Officer/Board Member and your email will be forwarded.
3) BY PHONE,or to check for rainouts: 215-487-1559
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