- "TO IMPROVE, FOSTER AND PERPETUATE THE GAME OF BASEBALL IN HAMILTON-WENTWORTH"
Congratulations to the 2019 Interlock Champions
Bantam, Ancaster Blue Jays 12-2 champions over West Mountain PWA Wrestling
Mosquito, Alexander Red 17-4 champions over West Mountain Tripemco
Peewee, Greensville Gators 16-5 champions over West Mountain RMA Mortgage Brokers
Rookie, Grimsby Bisons 13-3 champions over West Mountain Optimists
Midget, Dundas Astros 16-15 champions over West Mountain Young Drivers
HDBA 2019 Interlock Season Championship Schedules
Congratulation to the Mississauga North Tigers on earning the 16U AAA Provincial Championship title by defeating the Barrie Baycats 4-0 in final game on Sunday Sept 1st. Mississauga went undefeated over 6 games to claim the title.
Congratulations to the West Mountain Midget Cougars on winning the 2019 Midget SOBA Select Provincial Championships.
100 years ago a baseball Ontario was born out of a meeting at the Hamilton YMCA on James St. The weekend of Nov 17-19 2017 Baseball Ontario returned to Hamilton to celebrate their 100th anniversary with their AGM at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel.
Hamilton District Baseball Association is pleased to announce that Dennis Ryan, one of our HDBA Past presidents and Life Member, also a Baseball Ontario Past President was honoured at this event by being inducted into the Baseball Ontario hall of Fame. He along with many of the builders of Baseball Ontario we’re honoured in a celebration of the birth and growth of Baseball Ontario at the 100th anniversary AGM on Nov 18th.
John Hashimoto, another long time HDBA member was also honoured with an award for his outstanding work in coaches training as a facilitator and clinician. John has worked tirelessly to help the Hamilton Cardinals and Hamilton District Baseball Association build the best possible group of coaches to work with our children.
Mike Campanella was recently selected as the 2017 recipient of the Mary Whittaker Memorial Award in honour of his volunteerism at the grass roots level of baseball.
The Hamilton District Baseball Association recogizes Mike as an important builder in our local baseball community. Over the last several decades Mike has been involved with Mahoney Park, the Hamilton Baseball Umpires Association, the Hamilton Cardinals and the Hamilton District Baseball Association. He is an HDBA Past President and Life Member.
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
If you can hear thunder, you can be hit by lightning. Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.
For all regular season house-league games, any games stopped (after the official game time) under the OBA Thunder Policy, would be considered over; and, for other times, the OBA Thunder Policy is to be applied.
Direct strikes are responsible for only 50% of lightning-related deaths and injuries. Two other types of hazardous phenomena are caused by lightning. Ground current and side flash account for 60-80% of lightning-related injuries and deaths. A ground current is set up when lightning hits the ground, spreads out and sends a current through a victim. Side splash occurs when lightning hits a tall object, travels partly down the object and then jumps to a nearby victim.
Thanks to the great instructors from the Blue Jays Academy for partnering with the HDBA for a successful clinic Saturday June 8th at Bernie Arbour Stadium
HDBA 2019 Dates to Remember
June 8th Blue Jays Clinic
July 2nd-7th Rookie Midsummer Classic (Dofasco/West Mountain)
Peewee Midsummer Classic (Alexander)
Midget Midsummer Classic (East Mountain)
July 9th-14th Mosquito Midsummer Classic (Mahoney)
Bantam Midsummer Classic (West Mountain)
Aug 12th-18th Rookie City Championships (Dofasco/West Mountain)
Peewee City Championships (Alexander)
Midget City Championships (East Mountain)
Aug 19th-25th Mosquito City Championships (West Mountain)
Bantam City Championships (Mahoney)
Congratulations to Glen Ostrosser for being awarded the honour of Hamilton's 2018 Volunteer of the year.
Glen is a long time HDBA rep, having served as a Mahoney director and past President, HDBA Director, HDBA/OBA rep and is currently servings as a Baseball Ontario Director. Glen was nominated on the basis of his involvement in the CanUsa Games and every year takes great pride in having Hamilton teams participate in the games.
"When I first took my son when he was 6 in 1986 to sign up at Mahoney after a couple years at Kiwanis T-ball I asked if I could help coach a team.
The person they sent me to talk to was Glen.
In all the years since I have depended on Glen for assistance and guidance and friendship and I will be forever grateful for that.
On behalf of the thousands of kids that you have impacted and the hundreds of guys like me that have impacted thousands more that you have mentored and helped along the way.
Congratulations, this is a huge accomplishment. You are a great ambassador for our sport and I cannot think of anyone in any sport more deserving!"
2018 HDBA City Championships
Congratulations to West Mountain Allstate on winning the Mosquito final 9-2 over West Mountain Royal LePage
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West Mountain Hess Millwork got out to an early lead and held Ancaster Blue Jays to 1 in a 14-1 win
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Sunday Aug 19th
Rookie 1pm on MSP1
Congratulations to East Mountains Anteater Pest team on winning the 2018 HDBA Rookie Championship.
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Peewee 4pm on MSP1
Congratulations to West Mountains Birkenstock team on winning the 2018 HDBA Peewee Championship
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Midget 7pm on Bernie Arbour
Congratulations to Dundas’ Cubs team on winning the 2018 HDBA Midget Championship
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2018 HDBA Midsummer Classics
Thanks to our Midsummer Classic hosts for a great round of summer tournaments!
Rookie Midsummer Classic Champion Binbrook Grey
Mosquito Midsummer Classic Champion West Mountain Allstate
Peewee Midsummer Classic Champion West Mountain Birkenstock
Bantam Midsummer Classic Champion West Mountain Pita Pit
Midget Midsummer Classic Champion Dundas Cubs
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