Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League: Welcome


Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League

Welcome to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).  Our organization was established in 1954, and although the name has changed a few times, it is believed to be one of the longest, consecutively-running youth sports programs in Western New York.  The league is a non-profit organization operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.  We are a financially self-sustained league, and receive no assistance from any government agency.  All home games are played at Shoshone Park which is located in the area of Main St. and Hertel Ave. in the City of Buffalo.  The park is a beautifully maintained complex with 8 baseball and softball diamonds, and a concession stand/storage facility built by the City of Buffalo in the early 1990s.  There were also public restrooms built around the same time.  The league provides the opportunity for approximately 950 boys and girls ages 4-21 to play baseball and softball.  The majority of the players are from the City of Buffalo, but there are also players from the surrounding suburbs.  No child that wants to play is turned away. 

The baseball side of the league is affiliated with the Babe Ruth Baseball League, which is a national youth organization.  The softball side is an independent organization.  Our league also operates travel programs for both baseball and softball.  All players are given an opportunity to try-out for these teams.  The travel program is financed by the players who make up each team (pay-to-play).  Although the City of Buffalo Parks Department takes excellent care of our facility, HNPYBL has the equipment to perform our own maintenance when necessary.  We strive to give our players the best possible playing conditions we can.  HNPYBL has hosted many prestigious baseball and softball tournaments over the years, including:  the Mid-Atlantic Regional Softball tournament in 1992 and 1995, the County Executive tournament (twice), along with many Babe Ruth District tournaments over the years.  This season, we will be hosting 5 Babe Ruth State divisional tournaments.  We also started a softball tournament 6 years ago which began with 5 teams and has grown to 18 teams with a waiting list.  In addition, our league is also a co-founder of the Buffalo Cup tournament.  This is both a baseball and softball tournament and is only for organizations that are housed in the City of Buffalo.  In conclusion, the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League is a progressive organization, dedicated to providing our players every opportunity to be successful.

Friday, August 22
Final Champions of the 2014 Season!

Congratulations to the Senior Boys Pirates on winning the 2014 Championship!!!

Friday, August 15
Boys Travel Try Outs!!!

Try outs for all boys travel teams will be held as per the dates/times listed below: 

8U - Manager Dom Verni:  8/22 6-8  and 8/24 10-12

9U - Manager Aaron Conners:  9/6 1-3 and 9/7 1-3

10U - Manager William Wolf:  8/18 6-8 and 8/20 6-8

11U - Manager Neil Meyers: 9/11 6-8 and 9/13 10-12

12U - Manager Kevin Pritchard: 8/29 6-8 and 8/30 10-12

13U - Manager Joe LoTempio: 8/16 12-2, 8/17 12-2 and 8/19 6-8

15U - Manager Bob Maulucci: 9/6 10-12 and 9/7 10-12

Thursday, August 14
Wildcat Tryouts!!!

Tryouts for the Wildcats Girls Travel Teams (U10, U12, and U14) will take place Sunday August 17th at 11:00am and Wednesday August 20th at 6:00pm!

Tuesday, August 12
Major Boys Champions!!!

Congratulations to the Major Boys Cubs on their Championship win last night!!!

Senior Pony Championship game 2 takes place tonight (8/12/14) as well as Senior Boys Playoffs! 

Thursday, August 7
Two More Champions!!!

Congratulations to the First Minor Boys Denver Tigers and the undefeated Second Minor Boys Lincoln Dodgers on their championship wins last night!!!

Wednesday, August 6
Major Pony Champions!!!!

Congratulations to the undefeated Major Pony Cardinals on their championship victory 8/5/14!!!

Friday, August 1
Shoshone Park to Host 2014 Buffalo Cup!!!

Please come out this weekend (Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd) to support the boys and girls from North Buffalo in this year's Buffalo Cup!

Game schedules and locations are in the attached file! 

Handout: 2014 Buffalo Cup Schedule

Friday, August 1
2014 Playoffs!!!

2014 Playoff brackets for Second Minor, First Minor, Major and Senior Boys are updated and can be viewed by clicking on the 'Playoffs 2014' tab on the left side of the page!

Schedules for Major and Senior Pony playoffs can be viewed under the 'Schedules' tab on the left side as well! 

Thursday, July 31
Playoff Champs!!!

Congratulations to the Minor Pony Giants and the Rookie Boys Springfield Cardinals on winning their division's championships tonight!!!

Friday, July 18
Congratulations to the Rookie Pony Champions!!!!

Congratulations to the Rookie Pony Rebels on winning the 2014 Championship!!!

Monday, July 7
All Star Games Wednesday, July 16th!!!

All Star game schedule for 7/16/14 -


Diamond 1 Rookie Girls

Diamond 2 Major Girls

Diamond 3 2nd Minor Boys

Diamond 4 Minor Girls

Diamond 5 Senior Boys

Diamond 6 1st Minor Boys

Diamond 7 Rookie Boys


Diamond 1 Major Boys

Diamond 2 Senior Girls

Tuesday, March 18
Important Information for the 2014 Season!

If you registered online, please print off the following document which highlights some important information for the 2014 season!
Handout: 2014 Important Information

Tuesday, May 21
A Tribute to "Murph"

Please join us on Saturday May 25, 2013 as we pay tribute to former long-time coach and Board of Director Mike "Murph" Murphy who passed away January 4, 2013. At approximately 12:00pm, the Senior Boys diamond will be dedicated to "Murph" in the presence of his family who will be traveling to Buffalo from North Carolina. All are welcome! 

Tuesday, March 18
Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League at Shoshone Park

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