1st Annual Cadets Baseball Club Tournament
In Honor of James (Jim) McElroy, Jr.
(Former Player, Coach, Manager, & Director of Cadets B.B.C.)
Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th
9u-10u 46/60, 11u-12u 50-70, 13u-14u 60/90
Staten Island Little League, New Springville Little League, Verrazano & Other local Complexes
$350 Per Team 9u - 12u
$450 Per Team 13u – 14u
3 Game Guarantee up to 5 games
Balls Included, 2 umpires per game, Tee Shirts for all Players & Awards
For more information Contact:
Robert Muccio 917 608-6106
Chris Smith 917 836-8257
Kevin Moylan 646 879-0163
Fred Hassel 917 747-1405
Our Motto, “Good Citizens Tomorrow Through Clean Sports Today” Serving the Youth of New York City Since 1944
Cadets Baseball Club, Inc.
Mr. James (Jim) McElroy Jr. Memorial Tournament
GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES AND INFORMATION
*This tournament is an open tournament for all level of play, teams are to enjoy a safe environment and have fun. Mangers are responsible for their Coaches, Players, Parents and spectators.
* The Tournament is a Youth Sporting event and no Alcohol Beverages are permitted.
* No Outside food or beverages are permitted in the park except for beverages for the team. Example: Water or Gatorade.
No barbecuing in the park.
1. The tournament will begin Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16
2.Teams must provide the Tournament Director with a copy of their team insurance certificate with proof of liability coverage.
Team’s insurance policies must name the following on their insurance as additionally insured.
Cadets Baseball Club, Inc. 1929 Gerritsen Ave. Brooklyn NY, 11229
3.All teams will be guaranteed 3 games during this tournament
(Unless inclement weather intervenes then the Tournament Director will do his best to get games in. Games may be reduced only if weather is a factor
f only 2 games are played teams will get 25% of tournament fees back
If only 1 game is played teams will get 50% of the tournament fees back)
If a team pays and decides to pull out for any reason within 14 days of the start of the tournament will forgo 50% of their registration fees.
4.This tournament is run by the Cadets Baseball Club, Inc. but is an independent tournament open to all level of play teams.
5.First and Second Place teams will receive a Team Trophy and Individual trophies up to 15 per team.
13u -14u will play on a 60/90 field
11u-12u will play on a 50/70 field
9u-10u will play on a 46/60 field
COST PER TEAM:
7.Umpires will be provided for the Tournament. All age brackets will have 2 umpires per game.
Rules: MLBMajor League Rules that Govern the National League Division will be followed during this tournament with some exceptions at the younger age
Age cutoff is May 1st for all divisions. Whatever age your player is on April 30th 2016 indicates the division they should participate
14u May 1st 2001 may 14 on or after May 1st
13u May 1st 2002 may 13 on or after May 1st
12u May 1st 2003 may 12 on or after May 1st
11u May 1st 2004 may 11 on or after May 1st
10u May 1st 2005 may 10 on or after May 1st\
9u May 1st 2006 may 9 on or after May 1st
The format for age groups 8u-14u will be 3 games Pool Play. The top 2 teams in each division based on 2 divisions will play in a single elimination round robin play-offs.
In the event there are not eight teams in a division we will only have ONE Conference. With one Conference we will take the best 4 teams overall.
Example: 6 Teams registered – All 6 Teams will play their 3 game pool play and the best 4 overall records will advance to the Semi’s on Monday.
Based on a 8 Team Division there will be 2 Conferences of 4 teams in each Conference
Division A. with 4 teams and Division B with 4 teams, the top 2 teams will cross over in a single elimination to crown a Champion for the tournament.
Div A 1st place team will play Div B 2nd place team, Div A 2nd place team will play Div B 1st place team. With the winners of each game playing each other in the championship game.
Age groups will be broken down to divisions. In the event there is a tie will give then go by the tie breaker rule below to seed teams.
Tie-breakers: Ties are possible in pool play. If there are 2 teams tied will go to Rule 1 Head to Head, but in the event of a 3 way tie if we could use head to head almost the teams that are tied we will do so if in the event we cannot use Rule 1 Head to Head then we will go directly to Rule 2 Total Runs allowed by each team to determine the seeding.
1. Head-to-head results (if applicable) If 3 teams are tied we will go straight to rule 2 no exceptions
2. Total runs allowed, lowest amount of runs allowed will be the higher seed. If there is still a tie then we will go to rule 3.
3 Total amount of runs scored in all pool play games, with the highest amount of runs scored receiving the higher seed.
4. Coin flip
Tournament Director will then make the decision who places in what seed based on all the rules above.
NYC Federation Official Roster will be the ONLY excepted Roster
Each team must fill out a Roster in Complete with all information and submit it to the Tournament Director prior to their 1st Game. If no Roster is submitted the team will not be allowed to compete.
Mangers must have a copy of their rosters and birth certificates in their processions at all times during play. Age cut off for the tournament is 1st May 2016. A player may not turn the year older prior to the 1st of May 2016. Teams can play up a division but not down
Teams are permitted 1 Manger, 2 Coaches and 1 Scorekeeper in their dugouts. Others will be asked to leave.
Mangers are responsible for their Coaches, Players and Parents behavior. If a Manger cannot control them the umpire may ask them to leave the park.
All teams must present a copy of their teams insurance to the Tournament Director prior to their first game and also maintain a copy in their procession.
If a team does not present a Copy before their 1st game the team will not be eligible to compete.
Coverage is the responsibility of all Mangers
Mr. James (Jim) McElroy Jr. MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT RULES
Regulation Game – Will consist of 6 innings 9u -12u division and 7 innings 13u – 14u division.
Time limit – 1 hour 50 minutes 9u-12u divisions and 2 hours for the 13u – 14u division No new inning will start after 1 hour 50 minutes and 2 hour time limits
In the Event of a tie after the time limit then we will use the California Tie Breaker Rule to determine a winner. The last Batted out is placed on Second base with No Outs the inning(S) are played to a winner is declared.
All Games home and away is determined by a COIN TOSS. The winner of the coin toss declares Home or Away.
Dugouts will decided by the Coin Toss of Home and Away. Home team will get the 1st Base Dugout and the Away Team will get the 3rd Base Dugout.
Bats: For the ages of 9u-12u all bats must have the BPF 1.15 Stamp on them. The 13u-14u division is wood bat only. Baum and Demarini composites are allowed if they are BBCOR certified. Bamboo bats are not allowed
9u-12u Bats may not exceed 2 1/4 in Dia. Barrels with unlimited weight restriction
* If a player is caught using an illegal bat the batted will be called out and a dead ball will be called on the first team offense.
* If a team is caught for the 2nd time the Manger will be EJECTED
Balks: will be called at every age 11u-14u (no Balks will be called 9u-10u)
Dropped 3rd Strike: will be called at all ages from 11u-14u (9u-10u) there is NO dropped 3rd )
Mercy Rule: 9u-12u 10 run mercy rule in effect after 4 inn. and 13u-14u 10 after 5 inn.
Infield Fly Rule: will be called at all ages 11u-14u (9u-10u no infield fly rule)
Sliding: Slide or avoid at all bases at every age group
Bunting: is Permitted at all ages
Fake bunting / Slash bunting: is not permitted at any age
(Showing bunt as the pitch is being pitched and as the baseball is coming to the catcher the batter pulling the bat back and swinging) FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PLAYERS THIS IS NOT PERMITTED AT ANY AGE. The batter will be called out.
Leading and Stealing: Is permitted at 11u-14u MLB Rules (9u-10u) after it passes the batter
. Hit Batter : No specified limit per pitcher, but coaches should exercise judgment with all players’ safety being the first priority.
Intentional Walks: Permitted, although the pitcher must throw all four balls, with the catcher positioned behind home plate at least until the ball is thrown.
Batting Order: Teams may bat the following either 9 players, 9 plus an EH (extra hitter) or a team can bat all of its available players.
Example that is not allowed if a team has 12 players and only wants to bat 11!
Teams can, if they choose, include all available players in their start-of-game batting order or hit nine in the batting order either using a EH The decision to either include all available players or (9) nine players must be finalized for each team (and not necessarily the same for both teams) before the start of the game. The beginning-of-game batting order shall be followed throughout the game, except for players entering the order as substitutes.
. Substitutions – Teams that choose to bat 9 players in their starting batting order will then follow the High School Substitution (Re-Entry)
High School Substitution: Any of the starting players may be withdrawn and re-entered once, provided such player occupies the same batting position whenever in the lineup. A substitute who is withdrawn may not re-enter the game. In the event that a team cannot put nine players in the field at any point during the game, the game is stopped and considered a forfeit.
Teams that choose to include all players in their starting batting order can freely make defensive substitutions for the duration of the game but the batting order must remain the same for the duration of the game,
12 Pitching – For the purpose of the Tournament there is no pitching restriction. Managers and Coaches are responsible for the safety of their player’s arms.
A pitcher must be removed from pitching upon the second visit to the mound during an inning by his team’s manager and/or coaches.
13. Scoring: There is no scoring limit per inning for 9u-14u
Extra Innings – For the Mr. James McElroy Jr. Memorial Day Tournament games that are tied after (9u-12u) 6 innings will go into extra innings to a winner is declared. We will use the California Tie breaker rule.
California Tie Breaker rule states that after the game has completed the amount of innings or the allotted time to be played and the two teams are tied the teams will go into extra innings (sudden death format) with the visiting team placing their last batted out on second base with no outs. Then the home team will do the same this will continue to there is a winner declared.
14. Pre-Game Practice - No per game practice on the field will be available there is ample area in the park teams may use for warming up.
Pitching Rubber - see appropriate age below
* 9u & 10u 46 feet from the back of home plate to the front of the pitching rubber
* 11u & 12u 50 feet from the back of home plate to the front of the pitching rubber
* 13u & 16u 60 feet from the back of home plate to the front of the pitching rubber
Bases - See appropriate age group below
9u and 10u- 60 feet apart, with 1st and 3rd base measured from the back of home plate to the back of the base.
11u and 12u - 70 feet apart, with 1st and 3rd base measured from the back of home plate to the back of the base.
13u- thru 16u - 90 feet apart, with 1st and 3rd base measured from the back of home plate to the back of the base.
15. Postponements/Rainouts/Suspended Games - In the Event that a game is called because of light, weather or time limit the game will be a complete game if the home team is ahead after 3 1/2 innings of 4 complete innings. If the game has not reached that point when the game is called the game will resume at the next available possible time that a field is available
16. Cleats: 9u - 12u No metal cleats are permitted 13u – 14u Metal Cleats are permitted
17. Player Eligibility: NO PLAYER CAN PLAY ON MORE THEN 1 TEAM IN EACH AGE DIVISION. HE MAY PLAY IN 2 SEPARATE ALL GROUPS BUT NOT THE SAME AGE GROUP
Conduct / Warnings / Ejections
Managers are responsible for themselves and their coaches, players on the field, players in the dugout area, and all spectators. For example, if any player deliberately throws a bat or helmet, that player and their entire team will receive a warning from the umpire. Warnings will also be issued if the batter accidentally flings the bat after swinging at the ball. At the umpire’s discretion, subsequent incidents can lead to ejection. Umpires and coaches have jurisdiction over spectators, who must yield to their authority or risk removal from the field and its immediate surroundings. Umpires have jurisdiction over managers, coaches, players, and spectators, who must yield to their authority or risk removal from the game, the field, and its immediate surroundings. Again, head coaches are responsible for their assistant coaches, players and parents’ conduct. Ejections are generally preceded by warnings, except in extreme cases. It is expected that all players, coaches, and parents will demonstrate good sportsmanship. Managers are responsible for their coaches, players and parents. Actions by parents, coaches and players that are construed by umpires as demonstrating poor sportsmanship will result in certain disciplinary action that may include but not limited to game forfeiture, ejection and a future ban from participating in Mr. James (Jim) McElroy Jr Memorial Tournaments. Cheering: Positive cheering and chanting for one’s own team and youth baseball players is always acceptable and part of the game. However, team cheering and chanting especially when ramped up at the point of the pitcher's delivery or the batter’s swing to intimidate youth baseball players will not be tolerated. Team cheering/chanting (or coach yelling) in the middle of an opposing pitcher’s windup or at the time of a swing by the opposing batter with the intention of intimidating a youth baseball player will be viewed as poor sportsmanship, is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. It is the umpire’s discretion to determine if the chanting is considered intimidating. The umpire will warn the coach for the first infraction. Continued infractions will result in the pitch being either called a strike for intimidating a pitcher and a ball for intimidating the batter. Any ejection of a manager, coach, or player leads to their suspension from the remainder of that game. An ejected coach or manager must leave the field altogether and must not be within viewing distance of the playing field. Ejection from a second game in the tournament for the same individual results in suspension for the remainder of that game and the entire next game and a one-year probation from future Cadets Baseball Club, Inc. Any ejections from Cadets Baseball Club, Inc. tournament game must be reported and explained in writing by the head coach of the team whose coach, manager, player or parent was ejected from the game to the tournament director no later than one day after the ejection.
Cadets Baseball Club
The Cadets Baseball Club, which was formed in 1944, is the oldest continuous sandlot baseball organization in the State of New York and possibly the United States is celebrating its 72th year of community service in the five boroughs of New York City.
The Cadets have educated young people through baseball, building character, good citizenship and developing the health of mind and body.
The Cadets organization is proud of the many championships which have been won on the baseball field over the years and is equally proud of its alumni which include Joe and Frank Torre, Matt Galante, Rico Petrocelli as well as architects, engineers, attorneys, CPA’s, firefighters, law enforcement officers and educators.
Cadets Baseball Club 18u Showcase Team
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the members of the Cadets Baseball Club, Inc. we would like to welcome you to our Cadets Baseball Club 18u Showcase Team website and the 71th season of Cadet Baseball.
The Cadets Baseball 18u team is managed by Robert Muccio. Coach Muccio is in his 10th year as a Cadet coach he also was a former player from 1978 to 1981. In 2008 Coach Muccio led our 10u team to the New York City Federation Championship, 2009 as 11's they won the New York Travel Baseball Wood Bat Championship, 2010 as 12's they won the Staten Island United Federation Overall Championship and in 2011 as 13's they won the Spring Cerbo Saturday Championship. In 2012 as 14's they were Champions of the Staten Island United/Kiwanis League, A.A.B.C. Association Tournament, Pelham, NY and participated in the North Atlantic Regional, Troy, NY. In 2013 as 15's they participated in the Ken Griffey Jr. World Series in Surprise, AZ.
In 2015 our 18u team will be participating in the highly competitive Parade Ground League in Brooklyn NY. They also will be competing in the following top college showcase tournaments; Diamond Nation Super 17, Flemington, NJ. Frazier Elite Showcase, Diamonds Nation Super 17 World Series, Flemington, NJ, Triple Crown Sports USA Championships, Richmond, VA, and Diamond Nation Blue Chip Showcase, Flemington NJ.
Our 18u team wouldn't be able to grow without the generous donations from our sponsors. We wish to express our thanks to the officers and members of Velocity Communications, CLM Green Energy Marketing & Consulting, Modell's Sporting Goods, Supa Fli Entertainment, World Metal Corp., Wil John's Tire Empire, Clean Touch Car Wash, Nite Cap Entertaintment Corp., Custom Coach & Limousine, Daniel Melore and to all our parents and friends who have contributed so generously.
At this time, we would like to to personally express our appreciation to each member of the Board of Directors, Managers, Coaches, Players and Parents for their hard work and support over the past year, and we know they will work diligently toward making the 2015 season and the 71th year of the Cadets Baseball Club a tremendous success.
Below are the Events/League We'll be Attending in 2015
Parade Ground League 17/18u Division
Diamond Nation Super 17, Flemington, NJ
Frazier Elite Showcase, Toms River, NJ
Diamond Nation Super 17 World Series, Flemington, NJ
Triple Crown Sports USA Baseball Championship, Richmond, VA
Diamond Nation Blue Chip Prospects, Flemington, NJ
2015 Cadets Baseball Club 18u Showcase Team Roster
#23 David Aponte - Baruch College
#11 Dave Andrews - M.S.I.T.
#26 E.J. Cavosi - Monsignor Farrell
#17 Jared Campione - Moore Catholic H.S.
#7 Chris Ghiraldi - Moore Catholic H.S.
#9 E.J. LoCascio – Moore Catholic H.S.
#7 Anthony Lozada – Curtis H.S.
#22 Richie Mahon – Farrell H.S.
#35 Nicholas Maida – St. Peter’s Boys H.S.
#21 Andrew May – St. Peter’s Boys H.S.
#51 Michael Mangicasale - Tottenville H.S.
#5 Jack Mezzadri – St. Peter’s Boys H.S.
#10 Shane Moser – Curtis High School
#13 Justin Muccio – St. Peter’s Boys H.S.
#2 Sean Rosatelli - St. Peter's Boys H.S.
#3 Brian Savage – Moore Catholic H.S.
#14 Joseph Scerra - St. Joseph's by the Sea
#18 Michael Sebastiano – Moore Catholic H.S.
#24 Nicholas Scotto – St. Peter’s Boy H.S.
#15 Adam Schwartz - Wagner High School
#1 Matthew Vesci – Farrell H.S.
Head Coach - Robert Muccio
Assistant Coach - Enrico LoCascio
Assistant Coach - Mark Vesci
Player/Coach - Willie Concepcion
2014 4th Place 16u US Championships, Richmond , VA
2013 A.A.B.C. Ken Griffey Jr. World Series, Surprise, AZ
2013 2nd Place Parade Ground League
2012 Champions Staten Island United/Brooklyn Kiwanis League Playoffs
2012 2nd Place N.Y.C Federation Championship
2012 Champions Staten Island United Federation League
2012 A.A.B.C. North Atlantic Regional, Troy, NY
2012 Champions A.A.B.C. Association Tournament, Pelham, NY
2012 2nd Place The Rock Sports Park Wood Bat Tournament, Chester, NY
2011 2nd Place A.A.B.C. Association Tournament, Staten Island, NY
2011 Champions Cerbo Spring League
2011 3rd Place Staten Island United Federation League
2011 3rd Place In The Net Home Run Classic Tournament, Palmyra, NY
2010 3rd Place P.O.N.Y. North East Regionals, New Bedford, MA
2010 2nd Place A.A.B.C. Association Tournament, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Champions Staten Island United Federation League
2010 2nd Place Cerbo Summer League
2010 3rd Place Verrazano Baseball League
2010 Cooperstown All-Star Village, Cooperstown, NY
2009 3rd Place A.A.B.C. Association Tournament, Washingtonville, NY
2009 Champions New York Travel Wood Bat League
2009 3rd Place Staten Island Federation League
2008 A.A.B.C. North Atlantic Regional, Waldwick, NJ
2008 Champions New York City Baseball Federation, Brooklyn, NY
2007 2nd Place Staten Island United Federation League
The Cadets Compete at the 15u Ken Griffey Jr. World Series in Surprise, AZ.
2013 World Series Team
2013 Cadets Baseball Club 15u Showcase Team
Staten Island Freshmen Cadets (15)
Sponsored By Velocity Communications
A.A.B.C. Ken Griffey, Jr. 15u World Series, Surprise, Arizona (3-4)
2nd Place Parade Ground League Freshmen 15u West (9-7-1)
Hackensack Memorial Day Weekend Tournament, Hackensack, NJ (1-2)
Triple Crown Sports, July 4th Classic, North Bergen, NJ (2-2)
Best in Class 15u World Series, Ruther Glen, VA (2-2-1)
E.C.T.B. 15u National Championship Series, Allentown, PA (0-2-2)
Diamond Nation 16u Blue Chip Prospects Wood Bat Tournament, Flemington, NJ (2-2)
Overall Record (19-21-4)
2013 Cadets Baseball Club 15u Showcase Team Roster
#4 Kevin Brown - St. Peter's Boy's H.S.
#51 Cory Heitler - Fairlawn H.S.
#19 John Imbasciani - Monsignor Farrell
#9 EJ LoCascio - Moore Catholic
#22 Richie Mahon - Monsignor Farrell
#33 Billy Mahoney - Moore Catholic
#21 Andrew May -St. Peter's Boys H.S.
#5 Jack Mezzadri - St. Peter's Boys H.S.
#10 Shane Moser -Curtis H.S.
#13 Justin Muccio - St. Peter's Boys H.S.
#2 Nicholas Panetta - Moore Catholic
#24 Nicholas Scotto - St. Peter's Boys H.S.
#1 Matthew Vesci - Monsignor Farrell
#6 Keith Tancredi - St. Peter's Boys H.S.
#26 EJ Cavosi - Monsignor Farrell
Cadets Win 3rd Champioship of the Season
Congratulations to our 14u Cadets by sweeping the Brooklyn Knights 11-1 and 10-0 they capture their 3rd championship of the 2012 season.
2012 A.A.B.C Association Champions
Congratulations to the Cadets Baseball Club 14u team defeating the Clarkstown Stars 7 to 3 to capture the A.A.B.C. Association championship at Glover Field in Pelham, New York. The Cadets advance to the North Atlantic Regional in Troy, New York which starts on Saturday, July 14th.
2012 Cadets Baseball Club 14u Team
A.A.B.C. North Atlantic Sandy Koufax Regional, Troy, NY (2-2)
Champions A.A.B.C Association Tournament, Pelham, NY (2-2)
Champions Staten Island United Federation League (15-2)
Champions Staten Island United/Kiwanis League Championship (2-0)
2nd Place NYC Federation Championship, MCU Park, Brooklyn, NY
2nd Place The Rock Sports Park, Wood Bat Tournament, Chester, NY (3-1)
Hackensack Memorial Day Weekend Tournament, (2-1)
Triple Crown Sports, July 4th Classic, Wood Cliff Lake, NJ (3-2)
In the Net, Baseball Bash Tournament, Palmyra, PA (2-2)
Non League Record (2-3)
Overall Record (34-15)
2012 Cadets Baseball Club 14u High School Team
Kevin Brown #4
Cory Heitler #51
Chris Hess #40
John Imbasciani #19
Michael LaCause #6
EJ LoCascio #9
Richie Mahon #22
Billy Mahoney #33
Andrew May #21
Jack Mezzadri #5
Shane Moser #10
Justin Muccio #13
Nicholas Scotto #24
Matthew Vesci #1
Cadet Players Selected to USA Baseball New York North Atlantic Team
USA Baseball NTIS: North Atlantic
Area includes Eastern PA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT and NH
USA Baseball is proud to present the North Atlantic region of the National Team Identification Series (NTIS). Players from across your region will participate in selection events and tryouts with the aim of being named to the North Atlantic's 14U, 16U and 17U teams. The three teams will then compete in their respective age groups against 14 other regions from across the country in the NTIS, August 24 - 26 and September 7 - 9, 2012, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. From the NTIS, USA Baseball will invite a minimum of 32 players to future National Team Trials and National Team Development Program opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent our country as part of Team USA.
The following Cadet players have been selected to participate on the New York North Atlantic Team. They will participate in the North Atlantic Regional Showcase in Allentown, PA.
Cadet Alumni Joe Torre
Nine-time All-Star Joe Torre, the 1971 National League Most Valuable Player and two time American League Manager of the Year, was born Joe Paul Torre, Jr. on July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joe Torre, Sr., who was a New York City police detective. In 1960, nine years after Joe's older brother Frank was signed by the Boston Braves, Joe Jr. was signed by the Braves (now relocated to Milwaukee) as an amateur free agent. Frank and Joe's father Joe Torre Sr. was a baseball scout for the Milwaukee Braves from 1955 through 1961, and for the Baltimore Orioles from 1962 until his death in 1971. Nineteen-year-old Joe Jr. came up with the Braves for a cup of coffee in 1960.
Cadet Alumni Matt Galante
Matthew Joseph Galante is a former Minor League Baseball infielder and Major League Baseball manager. He was born on March 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. Matt attended St. John's University and was selected as the 833rd and final pick of the 1966 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees.
After his playing career ended, he spent several years as a minor league manager and scout. He was a Houston Astros coach from 1985 to 2001 with the exception of 1997, when he worked in the club's front office and then stepped in as manager of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs when Steve Swisher resigned a few days into the season.
Matt Galante was acting manager of the Houston Astros for 27 games in 1999, when the manager Larry Dierker was sidelined for health reasons. He compiled a record of 13–14. He was a member of the New York Mets coaching staff from 2002 to 2004. He rejoined the Astros front office in 2005.
Galante also managed the Italian baseball team as a part of the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Galante is currently on the Board of Directors of the Cadets Baseball Club.
Cadet Alumni Frank Torre
Frank Torre, the older brother of 1971 National League Most Valuable Player and long-time major league manager Joe Torre, was a slick-fielding first baseman on the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1950s. Frank played on both of the Braves pennant winners, the 1957 team that beat the Yankees in the World Series, and the 1958 team that lost their World's Championship the following year to the Bronx Bombers.
The lefty who was born on December 30, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joe Torre, Sr., who was a New York City police detective. Frank was signed by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1951. The Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, and Torre made his major league debut three years later, on April 20, 1956. In his seven years in The Show, he hit .273 but was mostly valued for his good glove work.
Frank and Joe's father Joe Torre Sr. was a baseball scout for the Milwaukee Braves from 1955 through 1961, and for the Baltimore Orioles from 1962 until his death in 1971. Joe Jr. came up with the Braves in 1960.
Frank Torre missed the 1961 season, after which he was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies. IN 1962, he hit a career best .310 in 108 games (he hit .309 in 138 games in 1958). Frank's finished his career with the Phillies in 1963. By then, brother Joe was on the verge of breaking out as a star player for his former team, the Braves.
Cadet Alumni Rico Petrocelli
Peter "Rico" Petrocelli (born June 27, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American retired baseball shortstop and third baseman who played his entire career in the American League with the Boston Red Sox (1963 ? 1976). After a brief stint in 1963, he joined the team full time in 1965.
In 1967 Petrocelli was selected to the All-Star game during the Carl Yastrzemski-led Red Sox' "Impossible Dream" year. In Game 6 of the World Series, he belted two home runs against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Sox ultimately lost the series 4 games to 3.
In 1968 and 1969 Petrocelli led the league shortstops in fielding percentage. In 1969 he set a record (since broken) for home runs by a shortstop with 40 and repeated as an All-Star. He had another good season in 1970, hitting 29 home runs and a high-career 103 RBI.
When the Red Sox acquired Luis Aparicio in 1971, Petrocelli moved to third base. At his new position he once again was the leader in fielding percentage making only 11 errors in 463 total chances for a fielding percentage of .976. In the 1975 Fall Classic, which Boston lost to the Cincinnati Reds, Petrocelli hit .308 with four RBI and three runs, and played errorless defense. Petrocelli holds the fourth-best, all-time fielding percentage for third-basemen.
After a series of injuries, Petrocelli retired at the end of the 1976 season. In his career, Petrocelli hit 210 home runs with 773 RBI and 653 runs in 1553 games. He was inducted to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997.
Following his playing career, he has been involved with baseball as a minor league manager-coach and also in broadcasting. Petrocelli spent one year (1979) as a color commentator on Red Sox radio broadcasts and three years (1980 ? 1983) hosting the TV game show Candlepins for Cash on WXNE Channel 25 in Boston, Massachusetts. The show had just moved from WNAC-TV, which had lost their Federal Communications Commission license, and incumbent host Bob Gamere was not available to continue hosting the show due to contract terms. In 1992 Petrocelli managed the Pawtucket Red Sox minor league baseball team, leading the club to the International League playoffs.
Petrocelli graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School in 1961. His nephew Bobby Petrocelli is an author and public speaker.
Cadet Alumni Bob Aspromonte
Robert Thomas Aspromonte (born June 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former utility player who had a 13 year career in 1956 and from 1960 to 1971. He played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Colt 45's/Astros, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets all of the National League.
During his career, Aspromonte played first base, second base, shortstop, third base, and outfield. In 1971, he was the last Brooklyn Dodger player to retire. He appeared in 1,324 games, and came to bat 4,369 times.
Aspromonte is the younger brother of former Major League Baseball player Ken Aspromonte. He currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Cadet Alumni Bobby Lanigan
Honors and Awards: Honors and Awards: First team All-ECC (2008)...ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second-Team ECC...Co-Pitcher of the Week (5/5) (2008)... ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second-Team (2007)...Second-Team All-East Coast Conference (2007)...East Coast Conference Rookie of the Year (2006), Second-team All-East Coast Conference (2006)...East Coast Conference Pitcher of The Week (5/8, 4/24).
Worth Noting: 92nd overall draft pick to the Minnesota Twins... school's all-time leader in strikeouts with 232, fourth in career ERA (2.51) and holds the first and third spots in single season strikeouts.
2008: Led the team in ERA (1.94), innings pitched (79) and strikeouts (87)...allowed just 55 hits and 26 runs which led him to a 4-4 record on the year...pitched three complete games and struck out 13 in a 2-1 win against Concordia (3/22) and 10 in a 3-0 win against C.W. Post (5/1)...tossed two shut outs against C.W. Post (5/1) and Dowling (5/7).
2007: Compiled a record of 7-2, including three complete games in 12 starts...posted a team-high 94 strikeouts and pitched a team leading 82.1 innings...also threw two shutouts while recording an ERA of 3.17.
2006: Amassed a 5-2 record in nine starts, while pitching one complete game...amassed a team high 60 strikeouts and a team best 2.90 earned run average...second on the team innings pitched (59) and tied for first in wins with five...pitched his only complete game and recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts in a 5-1 win over St. Thomas Aquinas (5/5)...made his collegiate debut in a 6-4 loss to Augusta State.
At Moore Catholic High School: Played two years of varsity baseball, three years of varsity basketball...captain of the baseball team senior year...played in 2005 city championship...All-Staten Island team junior and senior year.