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Fall Ball Announcement: NY Gothams fall ball season will kick off the weekend of September 6th. If you are interested in trying out for a 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U or 18U team, please email LoisSakany@Gothams.org and include your birth date. Tryouts will be held in late August and early September. When we have exact dates we will contact interested players by email. 

 02-14-14 Update: The tournament schedule for summer 2014 is now available here

 02-03-14: We are very sad to announce the recent passing of NY Gothams board member Joel Giller, father of player alumni Sam Giller. He is survived by his dear sons Sam and Kyle and his wife, Claudia Kavenagh. Surely the world will miss the kind and gentle spirit for which he was known. As a member of the board, Joel was especially devoted to keeping academic achievement as an important cornerstone of our organization and any donations made in his name will go toward improving academic opportunities for our players. If you wish to make a donation in his memory you may do so here.

Update: We are honored and very thankful for the many donations kindly made in Joel's name. Each donation will be acknowledged with a thank you and we will also pass on a list of donor names to his family. Thank you again. 

If you are a player, coach or scout with questions about the NY Gothams, please contact Coach Francisco Perez: email contact, and cc Lois Sakany: email contact 

NY Gothams Program Info 

The NY Gothams youth baseball program was founded by Michael Orbison and Geoff Rich and fielded its first team in 2000 with the goal of providing talented New York City baseball players an affordable opportunity to improve their skills, extend their sportsmanship and compete at the highest levels of play. The NY Gothams places a large emphasis on helping players make the connections and receive the exposure that can assist them in gaining entry to quality New York high schools and colleges, and boasts many alumni who are now or have played college ball, with scholarships often provided.  

In a reflection of the NY Gothams’ belief that our players should pursue their education with the same intensity they do sports, the NY Gothams were excited to add an educational component to the program, instituting study hall as part of the workouts. In 2010, the organization further strengthened its commitment to shaping student athletes by offering free SAT prep classes to interested players.

Our players come from a wide variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and represent the broad diversity of the City itself. The NY Gothams has always stressed community outreach and since its inception has offered scholarships to players in financial need. MLB recognized the organizations efforts with a $10,000 grant through its Baseball Tomorrow fund. The NY Gothams extended that goal internationally when it organized a collection of uniforms and equipment for Homerun Hopefuls, a charitable organization that distributes its collections to children in need in the Dominican Republic.

Director of Baseball Operations: Francisco Perez: 
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President: Lois Sakanyemail contact


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