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2017 Highlights

1-FATHER'S DAY, 2017
Brooks Van Overloop, the 6th pitcher in the family.
The first pitcher in the Van Overloop Family is Mark, 1967 Park Ridge Babe Ruth League, and 1990–present (Adult Baseball)
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The second pitcher was Ed (Mark's Father)–1969, softball.
The third pitcher was Lori (Mark's Sister)–1970s Park Ridge H.S. & 1980s Rec Leagues
The fourth pitcher was Tim (Mark's son): 1989–1997 Rec Leagues & 1998–1999 Park Ridge H.S.
The fifth pitcher ws Amy (Mark's Daughter): 1997–2003 Rec Leagues & 2001– 2004 Park Ridge H.S.
Twice in 1998 and 1999, Amy, Tim and Mark all pitched games in the same day!
The 6th Pitcher is Brooks (Marks oldest Grandson)–2017 Suffern Little League.

2-June, 2017
STILL HIS FAVORITE, 56 YEARS LATER
On Sept-14th, 1961–Mark Van Overloop wrote an essay for 5th grad. In his essay Mrk wrote 'Baseball is my favorite sport. I enjoy playing the game and would like to join the Little League next spring. I like to listen and watch the major league games and study the players and the game scores'. The following spring, 1962, Mark did join and play little league baseball for the first time. 56 years later baseball is still Mark's favorite, he still plays baseball (at the same fields, Sulak, Lane, Parkridge-where he started playing in 1962!), and he is still a big fan of MLB.

3-THE GOOD LUCK CHARM=MARK VAN OVERLOOP
On 12/4/16, Mark went to Foxboro, Mass. to see his favorite NFL team play, at home. 2/5 exactly 2 months (and one day) later, the greatest QB of all-time (and Mark's favorite player), Tom Brady, leads the Patriots to 31 second half points to overcome a 25 point deficit to win the first overtime Super Bowl (as Brady won his record 5th Super Bowl, and ring). This after, on 9/2/16, Mark went to Wrigley to see his favorite MLB team play, at home. Exactly 2 months later, 11/2, the Chicago Cubs won the 7th game in the 10th inning, to win their first World Series Championship in 108 years!! What a year, 2016, for Mark the fan and his two favorite teams.

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2016 Highlights

1-SUNDAY LEAGUE
AAA-Mets, (15-0) went undefeated,12-0 in the season and 3-0 in the Playoffs.

AA-North- The Tigers won the season (13-1) and the Playofffs (3-1).
AA- South- The Braves won the season at 11-3, while the Bergen Yankees won the Playoffs 4-0.
A- The Giants won the season (10-3) and the Playoffs (3-1).

2-NIGHT LEAGUE
The 11-2 Pirates won the season, while the Dodgers (2-0) won the Playoffs.
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3-FALL LEAGUE
The 9-1 R.V. Nationals won the Fall Sunday League, again.

4-FALL NIGHT LEAGUE
The Dodgers won the season at 6-2.

5-COOPERSTOWN
Our first Canadian Team,the Mudhens, won the tournament with a 7-0 record
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6- BOULDERS STADIUM
The Braves won both games of the tournament - they won the first game 11-6 with M
ark Van Overloop pitching the complete game victory - and the second game, 19-13, with Matt Ercole notching the complete game win.

7- 1966 - 50 YEARS AGO
Mark Van Overloop first began playing ay our Sulak Field.

8- MARK VAN OVERLOOP GOES TO SEE HIS FIRST GAME AT WRIGLEY FIELD
and two months later his favorite MLB team (as a youth and again now) - the Chicago Cubs, win the World Series!!!


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2015 Highlights

1-SUNDAY LEAGUE
AAA-Mets, AA-North-Newark Pirates, AA-South-Closter A's and A-Passaic Oriolesall finished in 1st
place for the regular season and then won the Playoff Championship in their respective league.

2-NIGHT LEAGUE
The Pirates finished first in the 'season, and won the playoff championship in their respective divisions.

3-FALL SUNDAY LEAGUE
The Nationals finished first in the 'season,and won the playoff championshipseason, and won the Playoff Championship.

4-FALL NIGHT LEAGUE
The Wayne Dodgers finished first and won the Playoff.

5-MEMORIAL DAY-YOGI BERRA STADIUM TOURNAMENT
The Braves won the first game as Mark Van Overloop pitched a 9-inning complete game,11-6 victory. The Braves Tom Durkin hurled his 9-inning complete game' 5-2, in the second game win. Hitting stars were Mike Martino (5 hits), as Matt Herman, Rich Durso, Bill Steele, and Charlie Giordiano collected 3 hits apiece.

6-COOPERSTOWN
The N.Y. Isotopes (forerly the Rockies) won the tournament with a 5-1-1 record.

7-LABOR DAY-NEW TURF FIELD AT HUDSON VALLEY STADIUM
The Red Sox won the tourney with 9-4 and 12-6 victories.

8- BEAUTIFUL BOULDERS (PNC PARK) STADIUM
Mark Van Overloop was the winning pitcher in the Braves 1st game18-2 victory. Tom Durkin waas the winner in the Braves 10-3 second game triumph. Andy Rich (6 hits), Ric Acosta
(5 hits), Steve Penzio and Rich Durso (4 hits) were the stars.

9-MARK VAN OVERLOOP HAS JUST FINISHED HIS 50th YEAR OF PLAYING BALL
(26 years of mens's baseball and 19 years of softball + 5 years of youth baseball.) WOW.(congrats to Mark from your webmaster)

10-AL BRACUTI HIT HIS 56TH HOME RUN TO SET NEWLEAGUE CAREER HOME RUN
RECORD - the previous mark was 55 set by Mark Cieslak in 2004.

June 20, 2015
John Van Overloop
Tim and Cristin Van Overloop announce the birth of their 3rd son, John - Mark's 3rd grandson. The couple's other sons are Brooks, 6, and Henry, 3.

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2014 Highlights

December 20, 2014-Our confirmed Cooperstown dates for 2015 are August 10-13

Braves win 3rd Annual Boulders Stadium Tournament
      In the first game, the Braves won 17-0 behind Mark Van Overloop's 10th Career shutout (2nd career 9th-inning shutout), while giving up just 3 hits. In the second game, the Braves won 10-0, with Tom Durkin also thowing a 3-hit shutout. Both Braves hurlers were supported by numerous fielding gems by 3rd baseman Rick Rex, shortstop Richie Durso, 2nd baseman Billy Mathews, and 1st baseman Rick Acosta.
      On offense, leading the Braves hits parade were Billy Matthews with 6 hits, Rick Rex (5), Mike Martino (5), Rick Acosta (4), Richie Durso (3), Bill Steele (3), Matt Herman (3), Mark Anderson (3), Van Overloop (2), and Durkin (2).

10/12/ 14-The 5000th 'ALOOO' game was scheduled to be played in our 20 year history (1995-2014).

7/27/14-Playing in his 25th year (1990-2014) of adult hardball, Mark Van Overloop collected his 350th pitching win.

Buffalo Knights win ALOOO Cooperstown Tournament
      For the 4th year in a row (2011-2014), the Buffalo Knights won our Cooperstown Tournament, with a 6-1 record.
      Alooo's Braves finished 2nd with a 5-2-1 mark. The Braves pitching staff was led by Mark Van Overloop (2 wins and 21 2/3 innings pitched), Rick Rex (2 wins and 20 innings) and Frank Barbara (one win).
      The Braves offensive hit parade was spearheaded by Rex (.464, 13 hits and 6 runs), Rich Durso (.429, 12 hits, 10 RBI, 5 doubles and 6 runs), Ken Waldren (.407, 11 hits and 8 runs. Bill Matthews (.345, 10 hits, 10 runs and 5 doubles and Mark Anderson (.500, 5 runs, 5 RBI and 2 home runs). Jerry Waldron (8hits + 5 RBI), Scott Weinstein (7 hits), Glenn Hydock (7 hits), and Van Overloop (6 hits) chipped in to the Braves attack.

Timothy M. Van Overloop Promoted to FDNY Lieutenant
     7/24/2014 - Tim Van Overloop graduated-Park Ridge H.S.in 1999, Fordham University in 2003, and the FDNY training program in 2005. Tim is the father of 2 sons-Brooks (5) and Henry (2). Tim's father, Mark, also graduated Park Ridge High (1969) and Fordham U. (1973).

ALOOO Players lead team to win tournament at Brooklyn Cyclones Stadium
in Coney Island

      On 7/14/2014 the Yankees, with 6 ALOOO players, team was managed by Tom Dixon-the event organizer. The Yanks won their first game, 6-4, with mark Van Overloop pitching a 9-inning complete game for the win. Van Overloop has now been a winning pitcher at 5 professional stadiums-Doubleday Field, Yogi Berra Stadium, Hudson Valley Renegdes Stadium, Boulders Stadium, and now Brooklyn Cyclones/Coney Island Stadium. The Yankees rallied in the last inning to win the champioship game 5-6.
     Leading the Yankees hitters were Dixon (4 hits), Bill Steele (3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI and 2 doubles), 20 year ALOOO veteran-Jerry Camhy (3 hits), Bill Matthews (2 hits, 2 runs) and Ken Waldron (3 hits, 2 runs). The turf field made for a fine venue and a good time was had by all.

1- LUCKY 7 –Players who have played in all 20 YEARS OF ALOOO
         Bob McGarry
     *  Joe Peluso-Angels
         Mike Zakutansy-Angels
         John Kochan-Rockies
         Jerry Camhy-Rockies
         Steve Choromanski-WW. Yankees
      * Mark Van Overloop-Braves/Orioles


* The only 2 players to play full time - in all 20 Spring/Summer League seasons
- 2014 IS THE 20th YEAR of ALOOO

2- First Father/Son –
        The Royals' Bucky & Tom Rehain are the first father and son to play together in ALOOO

3- Mark Van Overloop has now played in:
        20 years of ALOOO
        25 years of adult baseball
        30 years (lifetime) of organized baseball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 24, 2013

"OUR ALOOO COOPERSTOWN DATES FOR 2014 ARE AUGUST 11-14

2013 Highlights

1- Bergen Yankees I won the "AAA" Regular Season, (15-1-1), while the Mets won the "AAA" Playoffs-for the 2nd time in 3 years (and 2011).

2- The Angels, led by manager Bob McGarry's 11-0 pitching mark, won the "AA" Regular Season (15-1), while the Bergen Cardinals (led by 2nd year manager Chris Palesky) won the "AA" Playoffs.

3- The Braves won the "A" Regular Season (11-6), while the Closter "A's won the "A" Playoffs.

4- The Rangers (9-2), led by pitcher/manager Rick Rex, won the Fall Sunday League.

5- The 6-0 Westchester Atheletics won the Fall Night League and remained unbeaten in 21 games in our 2 night leagues, in 2013. The first undefeated Fall Night League team (7-0) was the 2009 Orioles managed by Mark Van Overloop.

6- Bucky Rehain, 70 years young, won 16 games for the Bergen Royals in 2013-7 in the Summer Sunday League and 9 more in the Fall Sunday League.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 11, 2013

BUFFALO KNIGHTS WIN ALOOO COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT FOR THE 4TH TIME –
4 teams have won the tournament multiple times:

1- The Buffalo Knights, managed by Ken Adams, won our Cooperstown Tournament for the 3rd year in a row and their 4th time overall – 2005, 2011 (6-0-1), 2012 (8-0), 2013.

2- The Philadelphia Phillies, managed by Fran Kamon, were the first team to win the Tournament 4 times – 2001, 2002 (7-0), 2003, and 2004.

3- The ALOOO/NJ Orioles, managed by Mark Van Overloop, won our Tournament 3 time – 2004 (4-0), 2006, and 2008.

4- The N.Y. Rockies, managed by John Brogan, won the Tournament twice – going 8-0 in both 2009 and 2010

Night Leagues Westchester Atheletics Go 15-0!

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The Westchester Athletics, managed by Ralph Haas, became the first team in the ALOO's 19 year history to go undefeated for a total season (regular season plus playoffs combined). The Atheletics went 13-0 in the regular season and 2-0 in the Playoffs. There have been 3 teams, with just one loss for a total season:

1- The 2008 Night League Orioles, managed by Mark Van Overloop, won their first 14 regular season gammes in a row, then lost their season finale to finish 14-1. They then swept their 2 Playoff games to finish with a 16-1 total record. Their 14 regular season and 16 total season victories remain the most in Night League history.

2- The 2003 Sunday League Diamondbacks, managed by Steve Flandreau and Rob Ramasco, won their first 12 regular season games, lost a game, then won their last 4 to finish 16-1. They then swept their 4 Playoff games to finish with a 20-1 total record, still the most wins ever in a total season.

3- The 2005 Ridgewood Giants, managed by Dale Fenstermacher, finished with an 18-0 record - the only undefeated regular season team in Sunday League      history. They won their first Playoff game to go 19-0, but tied and lost their last 2 Playoff games to finish 19-1-1.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 18, 2012

2012 Highlights

1- Bergen Yankees I won the 'AAA' reguar season (14-2) and then went on to win the 'AAA' Playoffs for the 2nd time in 3 years (2010).
2- Closter A's (14-3) won the 'AA' regular season and the 'AA' playoffs.
3- River Vale Nationals (11-4) won the 'A' regular season and the 'A' playoffs.

4- The Pirates were the Summer Night League playoff champions.
5- The N.Y. Highlanders won the Summer Night League regular season and were the Fall Night League champs
6- The Bergen Royals (9-1-1) finished 1st in the Fall Sunday League.
7- George Stix (Red Sox) pitched a no-hitter on October 14th.
8- Mark Van Overloop-won his 300th game as a starting pitcher on July 19th (for the Orioles) and won his 300th game pitching in 'A League of Our Own' on Sept. 16th (for the     Braves).


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 27, 2012

2 'ALOOO' Teams Play at New (2011) Boulders Stadium/
Provident Bank Park in Nearby Pomona, N.Y.

This is a great new venue that we plan to play at again, in 2013 and beyond.

The Braves/Orioles played the Marlins (combined Marlins I and II teams) in a doubleheader. In the first game, the Braves were led by Mark Van Overloop's (his 40th career 9-inning pitching win) 9-inning complete game victory, with a 11-4 final score. The Braves big hitters were Billy Matthews (2 runs + 2 hits), Jeff Kamrowski (3 hits and 3 RBI), Vin Scotto (2 runs, 4 hits, 3 steals, + 2 RBI), and Van Overloop's (3 runs + 2 hits) and John Ross (2 hits).

The second game ended up a 10-10 tie with the Marlins scoring twice in the top of the 9th, then the Braves scored 3 times in the bottom of the inning to earn the tie. The Braves offensive attack was led by Matthews (4 runs, 5 hits, and 2 steals), Kamrowski (3 runs, 4 hits, 2 steals + 2 RBI), Bill Steele (4 hits and 5 RBI), Ross (2 hits) and Tom Durkin (2 hits). A good time was had by all on this warm dry fall day.

All 4 ALOOO Stadium Tournaments (Yoggi Berra Stadium, Cooperstown, Hudson Valley Stadium, and now Boulders Stadium) welcome all ALOOO players, as individual players or teams.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 6, 2012

The Year of The Shutout

60 year old Mark Van Overloop (Braves) hurled his 9th career shutout today. So far this year, there have been 8 shutouts thrown in the Sunday League (3 by the Bergen Yankees I, 2 by the Mets and one each by the Red Sox, Red, and Braves) compared to just 2 in the same period last year.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 6, 2012

4000th Scheduled Game

So far up to this point in our leagues 18th year, Mark Van Overloop has scheduled over 4000 games for the leagues players and teams.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 23, 2011

Mark Van Overloop gets his 10,000 batter out as he pitched his 3,333 1/3 inning (1990-2011)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 27, 2011

2011-Sunday League Champions

AAA- The Mets finished first with a 12-3 record. The Bergen A's had the same record but ended up in second place due to the tie breaker. The Mets then went 4-0 in the playoffs, beating the Bergen A's in both games of the final round. Martin Rivas led the Mets pitchers with 10 wins, while Fredddy Pagan won four and Ken Post, 2. Balbuena and Fremio paced the team with four homers apeice.

AA- The Mahwah Dodgers finished first with a 11-4 record, including going 5-3 versus the 8 'AAA' teams. Then the Dodgers went 2-0 to win their playoffs. Warren Clark won 8 games and manager Bob Skoblar-5, for the Dodgers.

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A- The Park Ridge Braves went 13-2 to finish first and then went 2-0 to win their playoffs, too. Braves pitchers were Tom Durkin (7 wins), Mark Van Overloop (5 wins) and John Ross (3 wins). Manager/shortstop Rich Durso led Braves batters with a .431 batting average, .507 on base %, 25 hits, 7 doubles, 20 runs (tied with Matt Ercole) and 22 RBI. Finishing as runner-ups for the Braves were Phil Schoch (.400 Bat. avg. and .500 on base), Bill Matthews (23 hits), John Ross (5 doubles) and Rocky Panetta (18 RBI).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 15, 2011

Salute to the swinging 60's, the big 6-0
Mark van Overloop turned 60 on August 15th.

(1995 was Aloo's Inaugural Season)

Listed below are the 25 active players, playing in 2011 at 60 years old or older:
60- Mark Van Overloop* (Orioles)-active since 1995, Greg Mountain* (Indians)-active since 1995, Jim Clouse (Giants)
61- Bob McGarry* (Angels)-active since 1995, Gerry Camhy (Rockies)-active since 1995, Pete Kuchta (Yankees), Steve Bauer (Dodgers)
62- Charlie Lang (Yankees), Bill Giaimo (Indians), Fred Staniewicz (Rockies), Jaimie Rivera (Yankees), Mike Chianelli (Giants), Charlie Green (Yankees), Ray Carela (Pirates)
63- Kieth Honeywell* (Cardinals), Mel Slotnick (Rockies), Paul Garbaccio (Mets II), Marty Cornetto (Royals)
64- John Kochan* (Rockies)-active since 1995, John Coughlin (Marlins)
67- Doug Van Horn (Dodgers)
68- Bucky Rehain* (Royals), Paul Sabina (Royals)
73- George Preston (Giants)
74- Ron Weiss (Braves)

* Van Overloop, Mountain, McGarry, Honeywell, Kochan and Rehain are starting pitchers.

Henry Van Overloop, Mark's second grandson is born on *9-1-2011*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 16, 2011

ALOOO ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME
INDUCTEES FOR 2011

The 'Hall of Fame' Inductees for 2011 are now posted. The list includes Joe Peluso, Ted Miesten, Joe Henry, Jim Slack, Rich Durso, Jack Deveraux, and Doug Randall. Click here to view.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 14, 2010

Mark Van Overloop Pitches His 300th Win

In his men's baseball career, spanning 21 years (1990-2010), Mark has accumulated 3,215 innings pitched, a 300-140 won-loss record (.682 winning %), 810 strikeouts, 621 games pitched, 499 games started, 181 complete games, and 179 quality starts, 37 nine inning cg. wins, 8 shutouts, and 8 years with 20 wins.

Bob McGarry (Angels) won his 100th (verified) A League of Our Own pitching victory in April 2010.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 31, 2010

Mark Van Overloop Won His 500th Game As A Manager

As of 11-14-10, Mark has a record of 510 wins-345 losses (.596 winning %) over his 19-year (1992-2010) men's baseball managerial career.

In the 16-year history of ALOOO (1995-2010), Mark has managed 30 teams to first place Championship finishes - including 14 teams in the regular season, 13 teams in tournaments and 3 playoff teams.

Tony Craparo of the Bergen A's gained his 400th managerial win in June 2010, over his 21 years (1990-2010) as manager.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 14, 2010

Orioles Win Their 4th Fall Sunday League Title

The Orioles, managed by Mark Van Overloop, have won the Fall League in 1996, 1999 (9-0), 2004 and 2010. The Orioles pitchers were led by Mark (4-0 and 1.50 E.R.A.) and Tom Lynch (3 wins and 3.27 E.R.A.).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 2010

Orioles Win Their 6th Night League Title

These Orioles, also managed by Mark Van Overloop have won the night league in 1998, 1999, 2001 (11-1), 2002 (11-1), 2008 (14-1) and 2010.

The Waldwick Yankees won the Fall Night League. They also finished with the same records as the Sunday Fall Champ Orioles and the Sunday Summer 'A' Division 1st Place Rockies, but lost out on tie-breakers in both cases.

The Bergen Yankees won the Sunday Summer League Playoffs and won their division in a recent Florida tournament.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 2010

Orioles Win Their 4th Memorial Day Tournament

The Orioles have won our Memorial Day Tournament in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 (the last 2 times at Yogi Berra Stadium).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 30, 2010

Orioles Plus Win ALOOO Memorial Day Tournament at Yogi Berra Stadium

The Orioles Plus Team won both their games to win the tournament with a 2-0 mark. The Orioles won their first game, versus the Wayne Mets, as Orioles Manager Mark Van Overloop pitched the 6-2 complete game victory. In the second game, Dave Schmidt pitched the first 6 innings while his brother Chris Schmidt, pitched the seventh inning in the 3-1 win over the Hudson Valley Rockies. In the doubleheader, Rocky Panetta led the Oriole's hitters with 3 hits, while Van Overloop (2 RBI), Tom Mergolla and Emilio Cruz each had 2 hits. The Rockies and the Passaic Yankees each won one game, on this sunny, beautiful day for baseball.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 27, 2010

New York City Firefighter Tim Van Overloop Leaves Hospital After a 17-Day Stay at NY Presbyterian

New York City Firefighter Tim Van Overloop leaves hospital after a 17-day stay at N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital. F.D.N.Y. Firefighter Tim Van Overloop left the hospital and returned home today. On May 11th, fighting a 2-story building fire in the Bronx, Tim suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on both legs from his toes up to his knees. On May 21st, he had successful skin graft surgery on both legs.

Mark would like to sincerely thank all the dozens of League members who called, expressed concern, asked about and prayed for his son's recovery. Thank you all. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 18, 2010

The Original - Iron Man - Joe Mc Ginnity

Hall of Fame pitcher Joe McGinnity earned his nickname the "Iron Man." In his 26-year pro career, 'Iron Man' Joe McGinnity pitched 9 complete Doubleheaders (All 18 innings). In his 10-year Major League career, the 'Iron Man' hurled 5 complete twin bills - including 3 sweeps (winning both games himself) in one month - August 1903! During his 16-year Minor League career, 'Iron Man' McGinnity threw 4 more complete Doubleheaders, including 3 more sweeps, the last one coming in May 1917 (click link to view the entire article in the articles section)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 7, 2010

HALL OF FAME POSITION PLAYERS RANKED - (IN ORDER BEST TO WORST)

(Click link to view the entire article in the articles section) Hall of Fame Position Players ranked (in order best to worst) into 3 categories, based on 4-5 comprehensive (includes batting, fielding, and running) statistical compilations.

HALL OF FAME PITCHERS RANKED IN ORDER

(Click link to view the entire article in the articles section) Hall of Fame Pitchers ranked in order, divided into 4 categories, based on compilations (averaging) of 4 comprehensive statistical ratings.

2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 31, 2009

2010 ALOOO COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT DATES ANNOUNCED

2010 ALOOO Cooperstown Tournament dates announced - Monday, August 16th thru Thursday, August 19th (4 days/8 games).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 13, 2009

HOW THE RED SOX (AND OWNER HARRY FRAZEE) AND THE 'BLACK SOX' (OF CHARLIE COMISKEY AND HIS '8 MEN OUT') DISMANTLED THEIR TEAMS AND STARTED THE N.Y. YANKEE DYNASTY 15 YEARS EARLY

Heading into the 1920s the 2 dominant teams in baseball were the Boston Red Sox (World Series Winners in 1915, 1916 and 1918) and the Chicago White Sox (who won the 1917 World Series and then whose ĪBlack Soxā lost/threw the 1919 World Series). Between July 1919 and January 1923 the Red Sox Frazee sold/traded to the Yankees not only Babe Ruth (who as a Yankee became the greatest hitter ever) but also Bostonās 5 top starting pitchers (Carl Mays, Joe Bush, Sam Jones and future Hall of Famerās Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock), plus starters catcher Wally Schang, shortstop Everett Scott and third baseman Joe Dugan. Even the Red (1918-20) Sox Manager Ed Barrow left to become Yankee general manager in 1921.

In late September, 1920, with the White Sox only ø game out of 1st place with a week to go, Charlie Comiskey suspended, and commissioner Keensaw Mountain Landis banned for life, the infamous Ī8 Men Outā (who threw the previous World Series to the Cincinnati Reds) who included 2 (Ed Cicotte and Lefty Williams) of the White Sox top 4 pitchers plus starters ö shortstop Swede Risberg, third baseman Buck Weaver, centerfielder Happy Felsh and leftfielder ĪShoelessā Joe Jackson (with the 3rd highest batting average of all-time .356 and who is the best retired player not in the Hall of Fame.

With the two powerhouse Sox teams decimated by each losing 6-9 talented starting players/pitchers, it opened the door wide open for the Yankees to win their first ever Pennant in 1921, repeat in 1922 and then capture their first World Series Championship in 1923 without obtaining Babe Ruth (and his 659 home runs as a Yankee) and their 5 top starting pitchers (won combined for 521 wins and 8-20 win seasons in New York) from the Red Sox, and without Chicago having their 8 Black Sox banned for the rest of their careers, it is extremely likely that the Yankees would have waited 15 more years, until their 1936-39 Juggernaut teams, to win their first A.L. Pennant and first World Series.

To continue reading the rest of this article, click this link to ALOOO 'Articles' Page

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 30, 2009

2009 ORIOLES (FALL NIGHT LEAGUE) AND ROCKIES (COOPERSTOWN) JOIN ALOOO UNDEFEATEDS

The 2009 Fall Night League Orioles pitchers were led by Manager Mark Van Overloop 4-0 (3 quality starts) and Frank Barbara 2-0 (2.72 E.R.A.). The leading Oriole batters were Warren Clark (.588 + 10 hits), Kevin Smith (.474, .643 on base + 10 RBI) and Greg Gibson (.455 + 10 Hits). Roger Lope who led with 15 Runs + 14 RBI, and Rob Cifelli, both batted .333.

The '09 Rockland Rockies, managed by John Brogan, became the first team to go 8-0 in a ALOOO Cooperstown Tournament.

The 7 teams to go 7-0 in ALOOO history:

RECORD TEAM MANAGER YEAR LEAGUE OR TOURNAMENT NUMBER OF TEAMS GAMES ON SCHEDULE
18-0 Ridgewood Giants Dale Fenstermacher 2005 Sundays - Spring/Summer 19 18 (2 Forfeits)
9-0 Orioles Mark Van Overloop 1999 Fall - Sundays 10 9
9-0 Marlins Rich Durso 2005 Fall - Sundays 8 9
8-0 Rockland Rockies John Brogan 2009 Cooperstown 5 8
7-0 Orioles Mark Van Overloop 2009 Fall - Nights 5 8 (Forfeit and Rain Out)
7-0 Penn. Phillies Frank Kamon 2002 Cooperstown 5 8 (Rain Out)
7-0 Rockies II Joe Bosch 2001 Fall - Sundays 10 10 (Went To Florida Tourney)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 11, 2009

TIMOTHY VAN OVERLOOP WEDS CRISTIN MC KENNA

Timothy Van Overloop and Cristin McKenna were married on October 11th at Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Carol McKenna of Putnam Valley, N.Y. She received a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Manhattanville College and teaches at the St. Baptise Catholic Girls School in Manhattan.

The groom is the son of Mark Van Overloop. He, like Mark, graduated from Park Ridge High School and Fordham University. Tim is a FDNY Firefighter in the Bronx and is the owner/operator of N.M.P. Water Systems, specializing in water purification and filtration systems.

The couple and their son Brooks, reside in Suffern, New York.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 12, 2009

ALOOO TEAM WINS 2009 CENTRAL PARK TOURNAMENT WITH 5-0 MARK

An 'ALOOO' Team, comprised of 5 Pass. Cardinals, 4 H.V. Rockies, 3 Orioles and John McCann's nephew Justin, won the 3rd Annual 6-Team P.A.T.P. Central Park Tournament, by winning all five of their games.

The Team's pitching staff was led by 2 Orioles - Mark Van Overloop was 2-0 with a 1.80 E.R.A. while Keith Honeywell was also 2-0 (winning both of Friday's games - one as a reliever and one as a starter) and two Cardinals - Roger Lope won his start and got the save in the final game while John Luciano saved one game and held the lead in the final game. Van Overloop was the starting and winning pitcher in the fifth and final game for the Tournament Championship, with Luciano and Lope providing excellent relief.

The Defensive star of the team was Manager John McCann's nephew Justin, who played a superb shortstop to aid our pitchers time and again.

The Hitting stars were Honeywell (.600 Bat. Avg., 5 runs and 11 times on base), Justin (.357, 5 runs, 4 steals, 7 RBI) and Frank Higgins (.571 and 8 hits). Also batting over .300 for the team were Elton Clarke (.417), Luciano (.400), Manny Flietes (.333, 3 doubles), Gerry Camhy (.308), Mel Slotnick (.308) and McCann (.333). Also aiding the team in the field and at bat were centerfielder Steve Hanks and infielder Kevin Smith.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 25, 2009

ALOOO HALL OF FAMERS FROM OUR LEAGUE'S FIRST YEAR - 1995

Stats just posted on the Hall of Fame section of the website. Click here to view page.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 25, 2009

BEST ALL-TIME MLB, HITTERS, AT EACH POSITION, AND PITCHERS & WORST HALL OF FAMERS, HITTERS AT EACH POSITION, AND PITCHERS

Article just posted in the articles section of A League of Our Own website. Click here to view article.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 25, 2009

NEW FOR 2009 - OVER 50 LEAGUE ON SATURDAYS, MEMORIAL DAY TOURAMENT AT YOGI BERRA STADIUM AND COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT DATES

NEW FOR 2009!
1)OVER 50 LEAGUE ON SATURDAYS AND
2)MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT: MAY 24, 2009
3)COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT: AUGUST 17-20, 2009

  1. OVER 50 LEAGUE GAMES WOULD BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS - Giving players a choice of playing Over 50 on Saturdays or Over 40 on Sundays or both. We have one field already, which is right off Route 17, just past the intersection of Routes 87 & 287. I would like to get 48 players (4 teams) or 36 players (3 teams) at least to start.

To register send a $100 deposit check (to show serious interest and which would be transferable toward fees for any other league or tournament offered) and/or call 201-391-2548 to sign up.

  1. Our annual Memorial Day Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Yogi Berra Stadium, doubleheader. Fees for 2 games each is $129/player.
     

  2. Our Cooperstown Tournament dates for next summer are Monday, August 17th thru Thursday, August 20th. Fees for 8 games/4 days will be $379. All teams/players will play at least one game daily on Doubleday Field.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 31, 2008

HUDSON VALLEY ROCKIES AND ORIOLES FINISH 7-1 IN FALL NIGHT LEAGUE

The Hudson Valley Rockies managed by Mel Slotnick, finished with a 7-1 record in their first Fall Night League season.

The Orioles finished with a 7-1 mark for the third Fall in a row. Orioles manager Mark Van Overloop led the pitching staff with a 6-1 (winning 6 games for the 3rd fall in a row) record, a 3.47 E.R.A. and 5 quality starts. The team's E.R.A. was 2.87.

With 8 Orioles batting over .300, Al Bracuti led the team's offense with a .583 avg and 12 RBI. Al Rodriguez hit .571 with 10 RBI. Tom Dixon (.571) led the team with 15 hits and runs. Bill Giamo (.500), Roger Lope (.429) also had 15 hits, Tom Mergolla (.333) with a team high 10 steals and 15 runs, Mark Van Overloop (.318) and a .545 on base, and Frank Barbara (.300), were the other O's hitting .300 or better.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

MARK IS A GRANDFATHER

At 7:15 pm on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 Brooks Timothy Van Overloop was born, making Mark a grandfather. The proud new parents are Timothy Mark Van Overloop and Cristen McKenna, residing in Suffern, NY. Brooks weighs 9 lbs. 2 oz and is 21".

Tim, a Forham graduate (as was Mark) is a F.D.N.Y. Firefighter in the Bronx, besides having 2 other jobs in water purification/filtration - one company (NMP) he owns and the other (Proflow) he works for. Cristen will obtain her Master's Degree in Physical Education and begin her teaching career in 2009.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

BERGEN A'S ARE SUNDAY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

After playing in another 30/40 League for 18 years, the Bergen A's moved over to our League for 2008. After winning 9 championships in the other league, the A's goal was to win their first one in our League. The A's dedicated their season to Walt Andreas, who they lost this past Spring.

'In the new league (ours) we found that the games were very competitive' said A's manager Tony Craparo. With the good starting pitching of Bob Khalil (8 wins in the season and all 3 wins in the playoffs), good defense and timely hitting, the A's went 12-4 (2nd place in the AAA division) and swept the 3 rounds of the playoffs, 3-0. Two of the original A's, Bucky Rehain and Marty Cornetto, who helped Craparo start the team in 1990, were still playing and contributing in 2008 - Cornetto's outfield defense and Rehain's pitching. The 65 year-old Rehain even pitched a complete game victory against the Blue Jay in 90 degree heat. It took a team effort to win, led by the Veterans.

'I would like to thank my players, our opposing teams and the League' says Craparo.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 22, 2008

ORIOLES WIN 2008 COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT

The Orioles won the Cooperstown Tournament for the 5th time (1998, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2008), finishing with a 6-2 mark in the five team tourney.

The Orioles mound staff was led by manager Mark Van Overloop, who went 4-0 with 3 complete games in 26 innings pitched. Mark pitched and won a game in each of the event's 4 days. Tom Durkin and Matt Bosshart also won games for the O's.

The Orioles offense was once again led by Al Bracuti, who led the team in batting (.593), hits (16), runs (10), RBI (8), slugging % (1.074), besides hitting a tournament best 3 home runs. The Orioles other top slugger, Al Rodriguez, led the team in on base (.619%), runs (10) and doubles (5), while batting .529, slugging 1.000 and blasting a home run. Other top Orioles hitters included Durkin (.571 batting avg. and 2 hits in each game), Ray Tomczyk (.500) and Dan Spector (.500 batting plus a team-leading 7 steals). John Caruso (.357) and Joe Apgar (.333) also bested .300. The tournament's senior palyer, 73 year old Flacco Martinez, hit .250 and belted a long double.

The Buffalo Nights finished second at 6-2 (losing out on a tie-breaker to the Orioles) and the Rockland Katz were third at 5-3.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 13, 2008

ORIOLES WIN FIRST NIGHT LEAGUE PLAYOFF CHAMPIONSHIP

In the semi-final game, the Orioles held on to beat the Cardinals 7-6 (The Orioles 3rd one-run victory, in 2008, over the tenacious Passaic Cardinals). Frank Barbara started, went 5 2/3 innings, while yielding 2 earned runs and gained the victory. Manager Mark Van Overloop earned the save by retiring the last two Cards batters. Tom Dixon had 2 hits, while John Caruso and Nate Santacroce each had 2 RBI to lead the Oriole attack.

In the final playoff championship game, the Orioles prevailed 8-4 over their arch-rivals, the Indians. Frank Barbara pitched a 9-inning complete game, allowing 3 earned runs, in earning his third win over the Indians this year and his seventh overall victory of the season. Al Bracuti spearheaded the Orioles offense with 3 hits, including a home run, and 4 RBI. Tay Tomczyk and Nate Santacroce each chipped in with 3 hits, while Greg Picher and Tom Mergola added 2 base hits a piece.

The Orioles regular season and playoff championships were a true team effort, with all 13 players contributing to the team's success, an overall 16-1 record.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 31, 2008

2008 ORIOLES GO 14-1 TO WIN 1ST PLACE IN WEEKNIGHT LEAGUE

The 2008 Orioles captured their 5th night league title (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008) dethroning the 4-time defending regular season champion Indians ( 2004-07). These Orioles set a night league record with their 14 wins, again besting the Indians (who won 13 in 2004 and 2006).

The '08 Orioles became the 1st night league team and the 4th team in league history to go 10-0 (or better). The '08 Orioles started this season 14-0. In the Sunday League, the 2000 Rockies started off 11-0 and the 2003 Diamondbacks began 12-0. The 18-0, 2005 Giants finished undefeated in the regular season. The 1999 Fall League Orioles were the League's first undefeated team.

The '08 Orioles pitching staff compiled a sparkling 2.47 team E.R.A. and was led by manager Mark Van Overloop's 9-0 record and career best 2.66 E.R.A. in 61 2/3 innings. Frank Barbara went 5-1 with a 2.20 E.R.A. The O's had 9 quality starts - 6 by Mark and 3 by Frank.

The '08 O's batting attack was led by Greg Picher's 3 team-leading averages: batting -.630, on base-.706, slugging-1.037 and league leading 3 homers. Al Bracuti led the team in runs (24), hits (25), and steals (16) while batting .446. Al Rodriquez led with 8 doubles and 25 RBI while hitting .415. Ray Tomczyk (.409), Tom Dixon (.396), Nate Santacroce (.343), Tom Mergola (.325), John Caruso (.305) and Bob Adler (.300) all bested the .300 mark.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 25, 2008

MARK'S ORIOLES/BRAVES/ASTROS WIN MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT

On a picture perfect day, A League of Our Own returned to play at Yogi Berra Stadium, for the first time since 2000. Using wood bats, we had the most teams ever (4) and the most competitive tournament in League history, with 5 runs being the most scored by any team and all games hotly contested and decided by 2 runs or less.

Game #1: Passaic Cardinals-3, Ken Fried's Mets Plus-3
Game #2: Mark's O.B.A.s-5, Ken Fried's Mets Plus-4

Mark Van Overloop was the winning pitcher, going 5 2/3 innings. Jaimie Rivera was the hitting star with 2 hits and 2 RBI. Our 3 Astros combined for 4 out of the 5 RBI.

Game #3: Passaic Cardinals-4, Mel's Rockies-2

Roger Lope had a shutout for 6 2/3 innings but had to hold on to narrowly escape a bases loaded jam to gain the win.

Game #4: Mark's O.B.A.s-3, Mel's Rockies-2

Braves Manager Rich Durso picked up the win in relief. Jaimie Rivera again had 2 hits. John Caruso had 2 hits and made the diving, defensive play of the day at third base. Ben Pagaono added 2 RBI, with 3 on the day.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 30, 2007

2007 ORIOLES ARE CHAMPS OF FALL NIGHT LEAGUE FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

The Orioles again captured 1st place in the Fall Night League with another 7-1 mark, this year plating 17 plus runs a game. The O's pitching staff was once again anchored by manager Mark Van Overloop, who was 6-0 with 5 quality starts. Craig Felixson was 1-0 with a 3.16 E.R.A. in relief.

The team's attack was paced by Victor Nieves' team leading, .600 batting and .714 on base averages. Al Brucati led with 16 RBI , while posting averages of .522 (batting), .621 (on base), and .739 (slugging). Bob Adler had averages of .524 (batting) and .697 (on base). Harry Litchfield batted .500, while his 3 doubles and 2 triples contributed to his team leading .792 slugging %. Tom Dixon (.480 batting and .649) and Roger Lope (.400 batting average) both hit .400. Other team leaders included Frank Barbara (5 doubles), Van Overloop (14 runs and 18 walks) and Bill Giaimo (14 runs and 10 stolen bases).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 30, 2007

2006 ORIOLES FINISH FIRST IN INAUGURAL FALL NIGHT LEAGUE SEASON

In 2006, the Fall Night League's first year, the Orioles captured 1st place with a 7-1 mark, while scoring over 18 runs per game. The birds pitching corps was led by manager Mark Van Overloop's 6-1 record, which included 6 complete games. Craig Felixson chipped in with a 1-0 record.

The potent O's offense was spearheaded by Roger Lope, who led the club in batting (.581), on base, (.640) slugging (.837), hits (25), doubles (11), and RBI (24). Jeff Steiner hit .512, with a team-leading 21 runs scored. Van Overloop batted .457 and led with 12 walks, Dave Rosenthal (.423), Mario Castro (.444) and Doug McGuire (.400) all batted over 400, as the team batted .462 as a unit.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 31, 2007

ORIOLES AND INDIANS CROWNED 2007 NIGHT LEAGUE PLAYOFF CO-CHAMPIONS

The 1st place Indians 11-3-2 (finishing first in the regular season for the 4th year in a row) played a 9-inning 10-10 tie with the 2nd place Orioles 11-5, as both teams were crowned 2007 Playoff Co-Champions, for the night league.

The Orioles advanced to the playoff final game, by defeating the 3rd place Nationals, 10-9 in 12 innings, only 2 nights earlier in the latest game (ending after 12:30 am) in league history. Orioles Manager, Mark Van Overloop, won his 11th game of the Night League Season, by pitching the last 4 innings with scoreless relief. Tom Dixon's third hit of the game drove in Van Overloop with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th. Greg Picher also had a trio of base hits.

For the season, the Orioles were led by the 'Unofficial' Thursday Night League Cy Young Winner Mark Van Overloop's 10 wins and 77 2/3 innings pitched (as he pitched in all 17 of the 12-5-1 Orioles Games) and the 'Unofficial' Most Valuable Player Al Brucati's 8 home runs and 40 RBI. Bob Adler (.500), Mario Castro (.485), Al Brucati (.467), Doug Van Horn (.452) and John McCann (.415) were the top Orioles hitters.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 31, 2007

ORIOLES/BRAVES WIN 5TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT

The Braves (Marlins) won the 2007 Memorial Day Tournament at beautiful (Hudson County) Dutchess County Stadium. In the first game, the Braves tomahawked the R.Yankees 18-6 behind Mark Van Overloop's complete game pitching victory. The Brave's offensive explosion was led by Rocky Panetta (4 hits & 3 runs), Van Overloop (2 RBI double, 2 runs, 3 walks), Ken Fried (2 runs, 3 RBI, single, triple), Jaimie Rivera (3 runs, 2 hits, 2 RBI), Chris Velazquez (3 runs, 2 hits, 3 RBI), Scott Weinstein (2 hits & 3 RBI), Joe Niego's 2 RBI and Tom Durkin's 2 hits.

In their second game, the Braves edged the Phillies (Ex-Orioles) 9-7 as John Ross starred, by picking up the win in relief, as well as scoring 3 runs on 3 hits (including a long triple) with 2 RBI. Rocky Panetta (the day's hitting star) added 2 more hits and 2 more RBI. Ken Fried had 2 RBI and 2 hits (including a double) while defensive whiz short stop Rich Durso scored 2 runs and doubled.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 16, 2007

ED VAN OVERLOOP

Ed Van Overloop, Mark's father passed away on April 6th. Ed was Mark's #1 fan, the Orioles #1 fan and our League's #1 fan. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Published in The Record and Herald News from 4/13/2007 - 4/14/2007.
VAN OVERLOOP Edward, age 79, of Park Ridge, NJ, passed away on Good Friday, April 6, 2007. Beloved husband of wife Gloria (nee Henninger) of fifty-six years. Devoted father of Mark, Christian and Lori. Cherished grandfather of Timothy and Amy and loving brother Donald. Edward an eighteen-year cancer survivor was founder and leader of New Jersey largest Alternative Cancer Support Group C.A.R.E. He worked tirelessly providing information and hope to so many cancer suffers. Not only to his CARE group but to all that called him around the country. He was a life-long motorcycle and Ham radio enthusiast. The Memorial Service for Edward will be held Sunday, April 15, 2007, 4 PM at the Montvale Ev. Free Church on the corner of Grand and Ackers Ave., Montvale. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Hospice at Bergen Community Health Care, 400 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ 07675 or RBARI Animal Shelter, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.

OTHER NEWS

  • Timothy Van Overloop, Mark's son, is named Vice President of the League.
  • 2007 may be our last tournament in Cooperstown on historic, gorgeous Double-Day Field. The village of Cooperstown may be adding new restrictions on the field usage for 2008. Any players who have not played there yet or not played there in a while should seriously consider playing in our Cooperstown Tournament this year.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 15, 2006

OUR NJ TEAM WINS COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT!

A team comprised of players from our league went 6-1 and won The Cooperstown Tournament for the 2nd time in the last 3 years. The pitching staff was led by Mark Van Overloop's (3-0, 2.00 ERA) 3 consecutive 7-inning complete game victories on the 1st three days of the Tournament. Craig Felixson (1-1) pitched complete games 2 days in a row. Tim Kenny gave up no earned runs in a complete game win over 2005's Champ Buffalo. Tom Durkin won the 6th and deciding game.

NJ Offense was led by Steve Carlo (.625 + 10 hits), John McCann (.467 + 6 rbi), Mark Van Overloop (.421, 9 runs, 3 steals), Pete Biagotti (.421 + 5 rbi), Jerry Ungar (3 doubles), Mario Castro (.467 + 5 rbi), Rich Durso (.444 and our only homerun), A.J. Gerbino (.444 and some great catches in the outfield) and Felixson (.357). Also contributing were Evan Ertrachter (.556 + 6 rbi), Frank Higgins (4-4), Tom Cooke (3-3), Durkin (2-4) and Mike Dittamo (2-4).

NJ Players received trophies for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. Why not join the fun in 2007?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 31, 2006

2006 MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT

A team managed by Mark Van Overloop won both games versus a team managed by Steve Hanks. Van Overloop pitched a complete game victory, 11-1, in game one. The offense was led by Tony Visiglia (3 hits, double, 4 rbi), Rocky Panetta - Marlins (4 hits), Rich Durso - Marlins (3 hits, double), and Chris Velazquez - Brewers (3 runs).

In game two, Mark's team prevailed in a tightly fought contest, 14-11. Tony Visiglia picked up the win in relief of starter Tom Durkin. The attack was spearheaded by Durkin's 3 hits, Panetta's 3 rbi, Velazquez's 4 runs and 3 hits, and Van Overloop's 3 walks.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 4, 2005

ORIOLE/BREWERS WIN 6TH ANNUAL 2005 LABOR DAY TOURNAMENT

The Oriole/Brewers won their first game blasting the Mets 26-7 as Mark Van Overloop pitched the 9-inning complete game, allowing one earned run. The hit parade was led by Jaime Rivera (B)-5 hits, 3 doubles, 3 rbi and 3 runs; Ed Sopko (O)-4 runs, 4 rbi and a home run; Steve Carlo (O)-4 walks and 3 runs, Jack Deveraux (O)-5 runs and 3 hits; and Elvis Rosado (O)-3 runs, 3 hits and 3 rbi. Also contributing were Chris Velazquez (B)-4 hits, A.J. Gerbino (O)-5 runs, plus Dave Weiner (O) and Marty Neyen with 3 rbi each.

In their second game, the Oriole/Brewers held on for a 12-11 victory over the Marlins. Dave Weiner (O) picked kup the win and Ed Sopko (O) got the save. The hitting stars were Ed Sopko (O)-4 rbi, 3 hits and a triple; Dave Weiner (O)-3 runs, 3 hits and a home run; and Jack Deveraux with 4 hits.

The weather was perfect, the minor league stadium in fine shape and a good time was had by all. Why not come up next Memorial Day and/or Labor Day and join in the fun.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 8, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2004

THE NEW BABE

In 2003, Mark 'Babe' Cieslak broke/set the regular season (Our League) home run record with 8 homers. Counting/adding together his Regular Season-8, Playoffs-6, Fall League-3, and a Thursday Night League Game-2, he hit 19 homers in 32 games!

In 2004, Cieslak outdid himself by blasting 16 home runs in just 16 regular season contests, thus doubling his own league homer record, set just last year.

In 1919, Babe Ruth set a new Major League Home Run Record by belting 29, besting the previous mark of 27. In 1920, his first year as a N.Y. Yankee he obliterated his own record, by blasting 54. In 1921 he upped the record to 59 and then in 1927, hit his infamous total of 60 homers. That record lasted 34 years, until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961.

Both 'Babes', started out as pitchers, with Ruth winning 94 games in the majors.

for immediate release: JULY 31, 2004

OUR UNDEFEATED TEAM WINS JULY COOPERSTOWN TOURNAMENT!

For the second year in a row, a team comprised of our League's players won the Cooperstown Tourney. Leading the team's charge to a 4-0 victory were Rich Durso (Marlins) - .769 average with 8 runs, 10 hits, 6 RBI and a homer, John Ross (Marlins) - .571, 5 runs, 8 hits, 7 RBI, and 3 homers, and Mark Van Overloop (Orioles) - .500, 5 hits and a homerun (his 2nd on Doubleday Field and 3rd in his career).

The pitching staff was led by Van Overloop's 2 complete game wins and 2.25 E.R.A., Craig Felixson's (Thursday Night Orioles) complete game victory and Ross's relief win. Highlighting the team's final win was Van Overloop hurling a 3-hit 9-0 shutout (his 2nd at Doubleday and 5th of his career) and blasting a home run in the last inning. This marked Van Overloop's 20th pitching win on Doubleday Field.

Also contributing to our team's success were Steve Carlo (Orioles) - .417 and 5 hits, Evan Etrachter (Angels) - .429, Fran Kamon (Penn. Phillies) - .400, Bill Delaney (Marlins) - .400 and Joe Niego (Marlins) - .300, 6 RBI and a walk-off bases loaded double against the tough Baltimore Baseball Club.

Want to join us next time - August 23rd→26th? Or next year? Call Mark 201-391-2548.

for immediate release: October 1, 2003

3rd Annual September Cooperstown II Tournament

  • Four teams participated (Most for September, as 6 teams in August was the most for August)
  • Larry Flack (Black Sox) hits Grand Slam Home Run
  • Bill 'Doc' Pollack pitches 988th Career Win
  • Mark VanOverloop pitches 4-hit 12-0 Shutout (4th 40+ Career Shutout)

7th Annual Cooperstown Tournament

'A LEAGUE OF OUR OWN' STARS TEAM WON our 2003 7th Annual Cooperstown Tournament with a 5-1 Record. It was our largest tourney to date, consisting of 6 teams and players from 12 states, competing on 3 fields, including historic Doubleday Field.

Our team consisted of 10-.300+ hitters: John Ross (Marlins)-.500, Craig Felixson (Orioles)-.500, Bill Delaney (Marlins)-.471, Chip Hiltz (Pirates)-.429, Joe Niego (Marlins)-.385, Joe Glorioso (LI)-.364, Mark Van Overloop (Orioles)-.333, Steve Carlo (White Sox)-.333, Rich Durso (Marlins)-.313, and Carl Anderson (New Yorkers-Thursday)-.300. Rich Durso had 3 doubles and 2 homers, while Bob McGarry (Angels) and Bill Delaney each belted homers.

Our pitching staff was led by Bob McGarry's 2 wins and 2.95 era, including an opening game shutout. Mark Van Overloop, Craig Felixson, and Joe Niego each posted a pitching victory.

We scored at least a dozen runs in all our games but one, while totaling 74 runs for an average of 12.3 per game.

Maybe you would like to join us in September (22nd-25th) as 5 teams are coming up, or in 2004?

(To view pictures from the Tournament Click Here)

 

September 3, 2001

Over 50 All-Star Game at Skylands Park, New Jersey, Minor League Stadium Exhibition game, prior to our Labor Day Tournament Doubleheader.

 

Doug's Team

VS. Mark's Team
Doug Randall Mark Van Overloop
Ed Garelick DOUG'S TEAM Elvin Torres
Charlie Greene WON 5-4 Dick Purcell
Bob McGarry Charlie Lang
Jerry Camhy Bob Kotkin
Paul Palmer Pete Kuchta
Mel Slotnick Marty Cornetto
Chris Velazquez Ken Burns
Mike Chianelli Ron Weiss
John Malangone Rich Herr

July 31, 2002

1st Annual Erik Lang Father/Son Game at New Milford Babe Ruth Field. This will be an ongoing annual event with 2 games proposed in 2003 (One in July and One in August). Thanks to all who participated. A good time was had by all.

 

Pete's Team VS. Mark's Team
Pete & Scott Kuchta Mark & Tim Van Overloop
Charlie & Miles Greene PETE'S TEAM Kevin & Kevin Clark
Bob & Ryan McGarry WON 12-9 John & Steve Paulos
Bob & Jared Meli Jack & Keith Deveraux
Bruce & Steve Gelenter Mike & Scott Franson
Dick & Kyle Purcell Ted & Mike Miesten

Below are many pictures from this fantastic night of Baseball!

Game Photographer: Kevin Clark




The Home Team!


The Visiting Team!


looks one over.


drills one to left field!


strides into one.


drills one to left field!


lines a shot to center field!


drills a hit to right field!


Bob and Ryan McGarry playing along side.


Bob McGarry drills one to left field!


Bruce Gelenter gives one a ride!


Charlie and Erik Lang


Dixie Purcell and the umpire.


Dixie Purcell doubles to deep center field!


drills a hit to center field!


drills a hit to right field!


drills a hit to right field!


works himself into an early bases loaded jam.


Erik and Charlie Lang


The fans are enjoying the fun.


Gelenter up to bat!


Gelenter up to bat!


Gelenter takea a big cut!


Congrats all around!


Congrats all around!


Congrats all around!


Congrats all around!


Congrats all around!


It's a situation to play the infield in....


Jack and his son.


Jack fires one in!


Jack's Baseball Card!


Jack's son rounds first base after his hit.


John and


John and his son


Johnj and his son


John's son drills a hit!


John's son rips another hit!


Kev and Kev-Kev Clark stand proudly in their stances.


Kev and Kev-Kev Clark stand proudly in their stances.


Kev Clark raps a long double to right field!


Kev-Kev Clark singles to left!


Kev-Kev Clark trots in from right field after making a nice catch.


Kev-Kev Clark trots out to right field.


Kyle Purcell really smacks one!


Tim Van Overloop watches his dad Mark hit, while on-deck.


Tim Van Overloop watches his dad Mark hit, while on-deck.


Mark and Tim van Over Loop


Mark and Tim Vanoverloop warm up before the inning starts.


Mark Van Over Loop takes a big cut.


Mark makes a great pivot at second!


Mike and his son.


Mike begins his delivery.


Mike's son rips one!


Pete gets into one!


raps a hit!


Ryan McGarry drills one to right field!


Ted belts a nice single!


Ted's son raps one.


Teddy pours in called strike.


Teddy's Baseball Card.


Tim Van Overloop clouts one!


Ump Bruce rings one up.


Umps.


Umps Bruce and did a great job.

 

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