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  Retired Numbers  

Jersey retirement represents the ultimate honor for a player. The player's achievements, contribution and performance were so considerable, the team deems them irreplaceable. To mark this honor, no other player will wear their number again

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RETIRED 10/20/2000 - The first number retired in team history was done to honor long time team sponsor Tony Alibrandi. Tony joined the team in 1993 as the primary sponsor and with his help the team has gone on to win 5 League Championship( 1997,1999,2000,2001,2002 ). Tony has been a huge supporter of local sports in the City of Somerville. He has the gymnasium at the West Somerville Community School in his honor. He also joined the Yawkey Baseball League Hall of Fame in 1999.   

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RETIRED 11/2001 - Despite never playing a game for the team, they retired the number 16 to honor Jim Plunkett. Jim is a local legend for his happy hour parties that he has done all accross the state. The Somerville native have been a tremendous supporter of the team helping with shows for fund raising. His show has provided tremendous support over the years, and have helped the team for over 10 years.   

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RETIRED 7/4/2002 - Upon his induction into the Yawkey League Hall of Fame, the team has retired the #5 to honor Erik Weston. Erik was an original member of the team and was the first manager to lead the team to the playoffs( 1995 ). Erik played in the league prior to joining the Somerville team with the Brighton Braves( 1988-1989 ). He joined Somerville's nine and was the teams starting first baseman( 1990-1993. Erik retired from playing to become the teams full time head coach, a position he held for 3 seasons( 1994-1996 ). When he stepped down from coaching he was the all time leader in wins and winning percentage. In 1995 he leaded the team to the playoffs, where the team upset the First place Mahone Cable. Erik rejoined the team for the 2000 and 2001 season where he was part of 2 YBL Championship teams.

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RETIRED 8/2003 - Following the teams 6th Championship, long time Alibrandis infielder Chris Banda called it a career and the team immediatley retired his uniform in his honor. "Booda" has been a key member of the teams success over the past 12 seasons and was a member of all 6 YBL titles. His best season was 1999 when he was voted to play in the YBL All Star Game at Fenway Park as a shortstop. In recent years he has been more of role player, providing depth to the bench as a utility infielder and pinch runner. He has also proiveded the team tremendous support helping the coaching staff with throwing BP at all home games and serving as first base coach. The ulitimate team player Chris retires after a very succesful career in the Yawkey League.

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RETRIED 1/4/2005- Kevin Doyle is considered to be the best cather in the history of the Yawkey Baseball League. He joined the Somerville team in 1997 after a few years and an all star appearance for the McKay Club. Kevin instally made a huge impact to the teams defense and to the calling of the game adding the pitching staff. He went on to make the all star team that year and helped lead the team to its first YBL title. Kevin was a member of 3 more all star teams and was on 6 YBL Championship teams. Kevin won 4 Gold Gloved and 4 Silver Slugger Awards sweeping the cathing awards every year that he was a player. He will be inducted into the YBL Hall of Fame in 2005

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RETIRED 3/3/2005- One of the best hitters in the history of the Yawkey Baseball League, Chris Wright offically called it a career. A fixture in the middle of the Somerville line up for over 10 seasons was a 4 time All Star, winning the games Most Valueable Player Award, and was honored as the only player in YBL History to win Silver Slugger Awards at 3 different positions( LF, SS, 1B ). His best game was a 3 Home Run performance where he provided all the teams runs in a playoff game at Trum versus the Brighton Mariners.

RETIRED 6/10/2006 - Shawan Nadeau the pitcher with the most victories has his #23 retired the day he retired as a player in the YBL. Nadeau was a member of 5 Yawkey Baseball League All Star Teams and on 8 Championship Teams. Shawn took the ball eveytime he was asked and was the dominant left handed pitcer in the YBL during his career. A no doublt first ballot YBL Hall of Famer.

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RETIRED 8/25/2007 - After leading the team to its 10th Yawkey Baseball League Championship, Kevin White retired from the YBL and the team announced that no one would ever wear the #12 again.  Kevin was a 5 time all star, who was named the League MVP in 2005 and YBLCS MVP in 2003.  The future YBL Hall of Famer retires as maybe the best second baseman in the leagues history. 

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RETIRED 4/13/2008 - The teams founder and President retired from his role as a player and his uniform number 26 was retired.  The 5 time All Star was on the field for 8 of the teams YBL Champisonships, as well as winning 2 Gold Gloves. 

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RETIRED 11/24/2009 - Known as one of the best pitcher in the history of the Yawkey Baseball League, Derek Bates called it a career at the end ot the 2009 season. He was an impressive young pitcher when he joined the team and grew into maybe the best pitcher in the history of the league winning 3 consecutive Pitcher of the Year Awards( 2002, 2003 and 2004 ).  His final performance was one for the ages as he struck out the final 9 batters he ever faced in getting the victory of a must win game 5 versus AlThomas. 

RETIRED 9/25/2010 - One of the few players in YBL history who could earn induction into the leagues Hall of Fame as either a player or coach, the Somerville Alibrandnis Baseball Team retired Mike's #29 upon the announcement of his retirement.  Mike was the winning pitcher in the teams first game in 1990 and was a multiple All Star as a player.  As the teams coach he hold the record for winning 10 YBL Championships.   

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