AAU 13U co-champs the Connecticut Hanks Yanks recently paid another group of Yankees a visit.
The group traveled to Yankee Stadium in late September, and was recognized for its play at the AAU International World Championships earlier in the month. They were also the subject of a New York Post article.
With a trophy and medals in tow, the players and coaches of Hanks Yanks were met by Yankee manager Joe Girardi and ace Masahiro Tanaka.
American Legion Baseball Committee Formed
American Legion Baseball is growing, and so is its leadership.
At the organization’s 2015 Fall Meetings held October 4, a committee to regulate and promote American Legion Baseball was formed to help manage the fast-growing group.
Since moving the American Legion World Series to Shelby, NC, attendance has gone up 36 percent.
In other Legion news, Subcommittee Chairman Larry Price of South Dakota stepped down after 19 years. Gary Stone of Missouri, a consultant on the subcommittee, will take over as the new committee’s chair. The Vice Chairman position will continue to be held by Mark Avis of Massachusetts.
Bat Dog Retires From Greensboro Grasshoppers
While Miss Babe Ruth has retrieved her last bat, she’ll be remembered by the Hall of Fame.
Babe, as she’s called for short, is a legend in Greensboro, where she’s retrieved bats for the Miami Marlins Single A affiliate for 10 years.
Recently, she took her last run around the field, which will be commemorated at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The daughter of champion hunting dogs, Babe started as bat girl before her first birthday, and was purchased by Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore after showing off her skills.