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Major Division Playoff Schedule

Semi Finals (Game #1): Tuesday July 3rd

5:30 pm Braves at Tigers

7:30 pm Orioles at Phillies

Semi Finals (Game #2): Thursday July 5th

5:30 pm Phillies at Orioles

7:30 pm Tigers at Braves

Semi Finals (Game #3): If necessary Friday July 6th.

 

Championship Series (Best of 3): Monday July 9th at 7 p.m., Tuesday July 10th at 7 p.m., and if necessary Wednesday July 11th at 7 p.m.

 

 

Semi Final Games #1 and #2 will be broadcasted on WCBC 1270 AM

Championship Series will be broadcasted on Classic Hits 107.1 FM

 


Minor Division Playoff Schedule:

Opening Round: Monday July 2nd

Yankees 3 Cubs 2 (F)

Cardinals 8 Diamondbacks 3 (F)

 

Quarter Finals: Tuesday July 3rd

6:00 p.m. Astros (#5 seed) @ Red Sox (#4 seed)

7:45 p.m. Blue Jays (#6 seed) @ Angels (#3 seed)

 

Quarter Finals: Thursday July 5th

6:00 p.m. Yankees @ Nationals (#1 seed)

7:45 p.m. Cardinals @ Indians (#2 seed)

 

Semi Finals: Saturday July 7th: Games at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (Times subject to change)

Championship Series (Best of 3): Tuesday Jul 10th through Thursday July 12th (All games to begin at 7 p.m.)


 

The Major Division All Star Game has been rescheduled for Friday June 29th at 7 p.m. Game will be broadcast on WCBC 1270 AM.

 


Bat Change mandated for the upcoming 2018 season (updated 2/15/18)

DAPPER DAN RULE AMENDMENT (changed as of February 2017): The Major & Minor Divisions will both be allowed to use a barrel diameter up to 2-5/8".

 

The Dapper Dan Executive Board voted to follow the Little League rules regarding the change in bats for the 2018 season as issued in the following statement by the Little League Board:

With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and the current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved.

 

This change affects all Major and Minor teams in the Dapper Dan Little League that all current bats with the Little League stamp will be prohibited regardless of the material used to construct the bat.

 

 

The bats with the USA standard stamp should be now be available for purchase. All teams affected will be equipped with one of these bats per team that all players can use. There will be no grandfathering of existing bats for the Major and Minor Divisions.

 

  


MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

The Dapper Dan Club recently lost two of their long time executive board members, Mr. Kenny Leasure and Mr. Harry Grove Jr.  Both men were active executive board members and also served on various committees including league officer, baseball commissioner, athletics, parade, and dinner.  

 

Memorial contribution can be made on their behalf to:  The Dapper Dan Club, PO Box 1322, Cumberland, MD  21501-1322.  All memorial contributions will be used on the current renovations to Al Abrams Field.

 


AL ABRAMS FIELD RENOVATION PROJECT

The Dapper Dan Club of Allegany County, Inc. along with the City of Cumberland, WCBC, and Pittsburgh Pirates Charities will be renovating Al Abrams Little League Field.  The project is expected to be completed by next spring in time for the next Dapper Dan season to begin.  We have received chartable contributions from those mentioned above as well as several individuals, but are still in need of funds to get this project completed.  100% of all donations received will be put toward making Al Abrams Little League Field a safe and enjoyable place for area children to play ball.

Click here to make your donation to this project. 

 

 

 


Age Determination as of April 30th

The Dapper Dan Little League voted to stay with the April 30th cut off date to establish a players age for the year. Please note that this date is the same as in previous years, contrary to the Little League Inc. change. We voted along with other local organizations to keep it the same to be consistent with Hot Stove so there is no age gap created. 


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