Little League Festivities 2017

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  • minor league trophies
  • Major League Trophies
David Kale secretary

The middle part of September is typically the time when the little league of the North Division rounds up the end of the year with tryouts for the minor and major league youngsters. This year was to be a just a little different. Friday was slated as the time for the Banquet and awards. Saturday was when the tryouts were to be held. So there was a glitch on friday because of a three hour rainstorm. The banquet was cancelled and both festivities haoppened on Saturday ten to fifteen eager players showed what they had to the coaches.

Just to keep things suspenseful the selections were not until the Sunday of this last weekend of 2017 . The ;players that were selected, and I hope all of them were; were to be notified within seven days. After the tryouts ended the set-up began.There were trophies, food, raffles, prizes and a softball game.before the night concluded. Politicians came to lend their support with enthusiasm and encouragement for all of the children.Mr. Galllucio came and as always was happy to say a few words of inspiration. Fred Fantiini, a long term politician on the school committee as well as Tim Toomey, a member of many years on the city counselor came as they have for many years.

The program of events were to be spoken by master of ceremonies, Mr. David Kale, a long time officer of the north Cambridge Little League. He welcomed all of those in attendance. Next to be thanked the 2017 Board of Directors. The sponsors were introduced as were the officers and coaches of the league

The player team award presentations came next. The minor league regular regular season champion Dodgers led by Joe Carroll were announced first. The Reds , led by Rick Schwigan were recognized for winning the playoffs.The Major league trophies were to be given out next. The giants who won the Major regular season received their trophies first. Next to be recognized were the cubs who won the Major League playoff championship As the night was winding down, all of the graduating 12 year-old players were given a warm sweatshirt. There was a prize raffle for the players. EXhausted from all of the ceremonial tributes and awards and speeches. It was time for hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips, drinks and cookies and brownies.

Some went home after eating. Many stayed to play in the all-star game while others said goodbye to their friends who they might see next year. of not then in school. 2017 was another successful year for the North Cambridge Little Baseball League.