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You've reached the website of the Al Thomas Club of the Yawkey Amateur Baseball League. The YBL is one of the largest amateur baseball leagues in New England, consisting of 13 teams in and around the city of Boston.
Having evolved from a beer-drinking, brawling summer league, the Yawkey League has grown in talent, organization and integrity over the years. More and more all star collegiate and professional players have made the YBL their home, creating an environment of exciting, competitive baseball, while revolutionizing the reputation of the league. In 2014, the YBL proved it could hang with the big boys by winning the Eastern MA All Star Classic, besting the three other major amateur programs in the area, the Boston Park, Intercity and Cranberry Leagues. The YBL is also very proud of its long-standing relationship with the Boston Red Sox, with hundreds of YBL players having been afforded the opportunity to play an all star game at Boston's most historic ball park. Forty-two Al Thomas players have earned the honor of playing at Fenway over the years. <Originally based in Milton and on the South Shore, the team has branched out over the years to include players from all areas. Many colleges have been represented on this team, including Boston College, Framingham St., Bowdoin, Bentley, Babson, Curry, Holy Cross, UMass Lowell, Harvard, Massasoit, Bridgewater St., Salem St., Fairfield, Wheaton College, Nichols, Westfield St., Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, Bryant, Northeastern, Boston University, Providence, Suffolk, Assumption, UVM, U Maine, Springfield College, Tufts and many more. We play a 32-game schedule, followed by playoffs for 8 of the 16 teams. We benefit from top-level SSUA umpires and a fierce competition level.
2017 marks the 36th season for the Al Thomas Club. The team is on a mission to complete some unfinished business from last season, when it lost in the championship series to the perennial winners, Somerville Alibrandi's. Despite the final outcome, the A's are looking forward to building on a great season in which they broke several offensive records and tied a league record with 17 wins to start the season, on route to a franchise-best 28-4 tally. Players interested in joining the A's can contact Manager John Kostas at email@example.com or President/GM Joe O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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