Dreamers Softball: Welcome

OC 3rd Place Finish
2008 3rd Place Finish in OC
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2005 Monday League Champs
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Dreamers Softball,  Mens slowpitch team founded in 1978 with 221 alumni from the state of Maryland and 7 other States... All alumni have lifetime stats on file... The Dreamers have played in 1487 games winning 999 for a .672 winning %.   The Dreamers played in leagues throughout the Baltimore area starting in 1978.   2001 proved to be the most successful year as the Dreamers won 97 Games enjoying a .764 winning %... That year they captured 4 league titles and 1st place in 2 local tournaments. A 2nd place finish at OC and 6th place out of 96 teams in York Pa...USSSA power rankings placed the Dreamers 6th in the state out of 300+ teams in 2001. 

With our children in need of some parenting, our priorities have understandibly shifted away from softball.  That combined with a father time wake up call we ceased league and tournament play, with the exception of a possible fall tournament at OC.   In 2008 we played in OC in Oct and finished 3rd out of 14 teams. Five years later we played in the same tournament and went 0-4.....  Wow !!!!  Mind says yes, body says NO !!!   

Beginning with 3b Steve Giordani in 1978, John Picciotto, Eddie Starlepper, Dick Dickson, Barry Wolfshiemer, Bob Bortel, Randy Esenwine, Vince DiGiacomo & Willie Fahey all they way to the 2008 Final Dreamer Roster, the DREAMERS established a unique softball organization; though never the best in the State, could possibly be the oldest and richest in tradition..  Please check all the catagories on the left of the screen (including "Photos & Lifetime Stats").Check out the photos and see who you know. If you are a former Dreamer player and wish to get in contact with me concerning old friends,updates or reunions please feel free to email me at tpicciotto@jbc.bz  .. 

    I hope you enjoy our site.....
                  

                               Tony Picciotto


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2002 Fenwick Champs

Right Now by Van Halen


Thursday, September 26
R I P Mike Ridgell # 29

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Mike Ridgell 3/6/61 - 9/16/13
The Dreamers lost one of it's finest as did the law enforcement world when on 9/16/13 Mike Ridgell was one of 12 killed by a gunman in the DC Naval Yard Shooting. Mike was one of the scrappiest players to ever wear a Dreamer uniform. He always gave 110 % and it rubbed off on his teammates. His patented head first slides were worth the price of admission. His uniform was by far the dirtiest and win or lose he always showed good sportmanship. Thanks for the Good Times Mike ! Tony Picciotto

Saturday, May 14
Walter McIlhenney, Joe's Dad

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Walter D. McIlhenney

U.S. Veteran

On May 11, 2011, Walter Donald McIlhenney, beloved husband of Mary Lou McIlhenney (nee Cimaglia), devoted father of Joseph S. McIlhenney; loving father in law of Dena P. McIlhenney; loving son of Julia F. and the late George E. McIlhenney; dear grandfather of Garrett J. and Parker C. McIlhenney; dear brother of Robert McIlhenney, Patricia LeCompte and Tina Herzing. Also survived by many nieces and nephews other family members and friends.

Joe, you were a great Son to a Fantastic Dad. 
Mr Mac will be missed but always remain close to our hearts.