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, April 3
Last Chance to Register

With the long, cold winter we have just endured in North Buffalo, we know that Little League is probably the last thing on your mind but this coming Monday (April 7th) is the last chance to sign up for North Buffalo Baseball/Softball at Shoshone Park.  You can register in person at the Shoshone Snack stand between 5:30 - 7:00pm.

You can also register online anytime at: www.eteamz.com/hnpybl

Don't miss out on all of the fun this spring/summer!

Please call 862-0243 with any questions. 


Thursday, March 13
Saturday March 29th 2014 is HNPYBL Day at Dick's Sporting Goods (Maple Rd location)!!!

Saturday March 29, 2014 will be HNPYBL Day at the Dick's Sporting Goods on Maple Rd.  Print out the attached flier, and enjoy 20% off your purchase (some exclusions may apply)!!!  This is a great way to stock up for the upcoming season!!!
Handout: 2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Coupon

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

Saturday, February 1
Registration Dates for the 2014 Season/Online Registration Now Open!!!

Online registration is now open!!! 

In-person registration will be held at the North Buffalo Community Center on Sanders Rd. on the following dates:

Saturday February 22nd from 11:00am - 1:30pm

Monday March 10th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Monday March 24th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Fees are as follows:

One child: $80.00*

Two children (must be siblings or reside in the same household): $70.00 per child*

Three children or more (must be siblings or reside in the same household): $55.00 per child*

T-Ball: $35.00 per child**

*Register at one of the above sign-up events or online prior to 3/24/14 to receive a discount of $10.00 per child!!! 

**Discount of $10.00 does not apply to T-Ball

 Payment in full is due when signing up in person.  Cash or check only - no credit cards!  New players must also bring a copy of their Birth Certificate.

 Questions??? Please call 862-0243 and leave a message on the answering machine.  Your call will be promptly returned.

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Tuesday, January 8
Remembering Mike "Murph" Murphy

It is with great sadness that the HNPYBL Board of Directors announces the passing of fellow Board of Director and long-time coach Mike "Murph" Murphy.  Murph was a dedicated coach and will be greatly missed by all.  Please use the attached link to access information on upcoming services.

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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