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City or town of residence:
Baseball League (FMBL)
Town where league is based:
Where did you grow up:
Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Fresno when I was 2 years old.
High school and college, if applicable:
School and Fresno City College
What do you do for a living:
last year after 35 years in law enforcement.
Family information (if you wish to share
years, 3 Daughters and 4 grandchildren (#5 is due in September)
Describe your baseball resume: (list levels
played, any major accomplishments, etc.)
Babe Ruth League ages 13-15. Played
Twilight League (College level teams playing double headers on Sundays during a
summer league) from the age of 17 to 21. Assisted and coached Babe Ruth and
Little League teams from the age of 16 to 29, due to job hours, I had to stop coaching.
What is your greatest baseball moment,
either watching or playing:
When I was
18, I pitched a complete game, 1-0 shutout win, 1 hit, with a dozen strikeouts,
against the undefeated first place team in the Twilight League and was named to
that years All Star Team.
blessed to have been invited to pitch in the FMBL in 1994 at the age of 44. Had
a good season and received the leagues Cy Young award.
When did you start playing for MSBL and how
did you hear about it:
playing in the MSBL league at the age of 44 in 1994 after a friend called me
and asked me to pitch for his 30+ team after they had lost all their games the
Do you still play:
in the 45+ Division of the FMBL and play tournaments in the 60+ division.
numerous positions on the FMBL Board before being elected President of the
league and currently serving my fourth year as President. I have managed a 30+ and
45+ team in the FMBL. Managed a 50+, 60+ and 65+ tournament team in the Arizona
World Series and Las Vegas National tournament.
What team and age bracket:
Grizzlies 45+ in FMBL and the Fresno Grizzlies 60+ and 65+ tournament team.
What is the best thing about your league:
youngsters, 18+ a place to play ball if not going to college and/or did not
have a chance to play high school or college baseball. FMBL has ten 18+ teams
and six 25+ teams. It also gives us
older players a chance again to play baseball. We have ten 45+ teams and are
looking into splitting into some 52+ teams for next season. We play on the best high school varsity
fields/stadiums in Fresno County and we are able to donate money to their high
school baseball programs.
What is the funniest thing you have ever
witnessed on a ball field:
stands out as the funniest but there have been many funny stories and many
laughs along with serious competition.
Questions just for fun:
Who is your favorite player of all time and
Never have narrowed
it down to one. Too many great players.
Who is the best player in the majors right
Kershaw is one of the many.
Who is the greatest pitcher of all time and
is one of the many great ones. His record speaks for itself and is the one
pitcher everyone compares all left handers too in today’s game.
Are there any comments about MSBL you wish
MSBL National - thank you for all you do for the leagues.