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.

Thursday, July 10
2014 Playoffs!!!

Check out the tab titled Playoffs 2014 to view printable playoff brackets!  These brackets will be updated as games are completed and new games are scheduled.  

These brackets are currently only available for the double elimination playoffs in baseball but we are working to make them accessible for softball as well! 

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

Friday, June 27
2014 Babe Ruth District Tournament Schedules 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U

Attached are the Babe Ruth District Tournament schedules for the 9U. 10U, 11U, and 12U boys.  All games are held at the parks listed in the file.  Please come out and support our teams!  Go Blaze!!!
Handout: Babe Ruth Districts 9U -12U

Friday, June 20
Boys Summer Baseball Camp - July 14th thru 17th!!!

The North Buffalo Baseball Camp will be held from Monday, July 14th - Thursday, July 17th 2014!   This will be a fundamental camp run by Coaches Jim Daley and Kevin Pritchard for boys ages 6-9.  The camp will run from 9:00am until 12:00pm at Shoshone Park.  Cost is $35.00 and each camper will receive a t-shirt.  Please call Coach Daley at 716-432-0760 for more information or to register.

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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