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Support the PPBA by Buying Tickets to Watch the Mets Play

Each year, the PPBA runs an important fundraiser by selling tickets to go see one of the New York baseball teams play. As in past years, the money raised by these ticket sales will help us to rebuild a number of the ball fields.

This year, we will see the NY Mets take on their Eastern Division rivals, the Miami Marlins at Citifield on Friday, May 29, at7:00 pm.

This is a great way to enjoy a night out with friends and family and support your local ball fields!

Tickets were $23 each and are located on the Promenade Level.  All ticketholders will receive a free NY Mets’ t-shirt .

Contact your organization to purchase tickets.  There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy, so feel free to bring friends and relatives.  A list of our organizations can be found at this link.

Players and coaches in uniform who arrived two hours before game time went onto the field prior to the game.  Here are the guidelines provided to us by the Mets:

  • Your group should enter through the Left Field Gate with their game tickets no later than two hours before game time.
  • Once through the gate, proceed to the Left Field Ramp.
  • Mets’ Staff and signage will be there to help you locate your League or Pack/Troop position on the ramp.
  • Only uniformed members and leaders will be allowed to participate.  Families may wait on the ramps with participants, but will not be able to join the parade.  All children must be accompanied by the group leader.
  • Mets’ Staff will lead the parade onto the field. Please be alert to their instructions.
  • Stay on the track. Do not go on the grass. Avoid stepping on the foul lines.
  • Do not take samples of grass, dirt or other items from field.
  • Please keep the parade moving. You make take all the photos you like – 
just do not stop to do so. Delays could result in groups at the end of the 
line not getting on the field.*
  • At the conclusion of the parade, you will be directed to your game seats. 
Group leaders should make sure their entire group members are accounted for!”

Schedules

2017 Tournament Schedules

BASEBALL SCHEDULES:
SOFTBALL SCHEDULES:

2017 Regular Season

BASEBALL SCHEDULES:

PeeWee 5 – 03.31.17
PeeWee 6 – 4-8-17

Pony 7 – 03.31.17
Pony 8 – 03.31.17

Cub Central 4-8-17
Cub East 4-8-17
Cub South 4-15-17
Cub West 4-8-17

Bantam Central 4-11-17
Bantam East 4-8-17
Bantam South 4-15-17
Bantam West 4-8-17

Super Bantam 4-8-17

Grasshopper 4-11-17

Freshmen 4-11-17

SOFTBALL SCHEDULES:
Bronco 4-15-17
Colt 4-8-17
Mustang 4-15-17

Past Tournament & Playoff Results

The following list gives winners and runners-up of tournaments and playoffs in past years going back to 2006.

PPBA Tournament Results

2015

SOFTBALL

Mustang: OLG Kessler (Runner Up: SFX McGinnis)
Bronco: SFX Fraser (Runner Up: BA Trelles)
Colts: Co-Champions BA TRELLES, SFX Semmens

BASEBALL

Cubs East: SFX Greene (Runner Up: 78 Kranz)
Cubs West: 78 Albizu (Runner Up: 78 Ahlgrim)
Cubs North: 78 Williams (Runner Up: 78 Orlowsky)
Cubs South: SBBL Nardiello (Runner Up: OLG Doyle)
Bantam North: 78 Shiffman (Runner Up: 78 Martin)
Bantam East: 78 English (Runner Up: HN Schwartz)
Bantam West: OLG DeNisco (Runner Up: 78 Hartman)
Bantam South: SFX Lennard (Runner Up: SFX Liu)
Super Bantam: HN Meehan (Runner Up: SBBL Nardiello)
Grasshopper: 78 McKenzie (Runner Up: 78 Rosenstein)
Freshmen: SFX Creech (Reds) (Runner Up: SFX Adams(Giants))

2014

SOFTBALL

Mustang: OLG Kessler (Runner Up: SFX Nayduch)
Bronco: OLG Grillo (Runner Up: HN Manzi)
Colts: BA TRELLES (Runner Up:  SFX Semmens)

BASEBALL

Cubs North: 78 Bertoldo (Runner Up: 78 Perrone)
Cubs East: 78 Smith (Runner Up: 78 Roberts)
Cubs West: OLG DeNisco (Runner Up: SFX Bailey)
Cubs South: SFX Greene (Runner Up: SFX Godsberg)
Bantam North: 78 Gazzerro (Runner Up: 78 Woloch)
Bantam East: 78 Shiffman (Runner Up: 78 Martin)
Bantam West: OLG Hajjar (Runner Up: SBBL Nardiello)
Bantam South: SBBL Gil (Runner Up: SFX Prieto)
Super Bantam: 78 Rosenstein (Runner Up: 78 Viscardi)
Grasshopper: 78 Shiffman (Runner Up: 78 Potter)
Freshmen: SFX Adams (Giants) (Runner Up: 78 Wormsby)

2012

SOFTBALL

Mustang: OLG-Grillo (Runner-up: SFX-Chu)
Bronco: Brooklyn Angels-Trelles (Runner-up: SFX-Semmens)
Colt North: Brooklyn Angels-Trelles (Runner-up: Holy Name-Hunt)
Colt East: OLG-Birgler (Runner-up: 78-Gurl)

BASEBALL

Cub North: 78-Shiffman (Runner-up: 78-Oliver)
Cub Central: 78-Bourtin (Runner-up: 78-O’Connor)
Cub West: OLG-Klein (Runner-up: SFX-Najjar)
Cub East: 78-Robinson (Runner-up: SFX-Rios)
Cub South: SBBL-Gil (Runner-up: Camp Friendship)
Bantam North: (No division this year)
Bantam East: 78-Shiffman (Runner-up: Brooklyn Angels-Laboy)
Bantam West: Holy Name-Meehan (Runner-up: 78-Sherman)
Bantam South: Camp Friendship (Runner-up: SBBL-Seda)
Super Bantam: 78-Stu Miller (Runner-up: SFX-Healy)
Grasshopper: SFX-Estevez (Runner-up: SBBL-Clay)
Freshmen: SFX-Adams (Runner-up: 78-Wormsby)

2011

SOFTBALL

Mustang: SFX-Lennard Runner-up: SFX-Chu)
Bronco: 78-Rivera Runner-up: OLG-Birgler)
Colt North: Brooklyn Angels-Trelles Runner-up: SBBL-Garcia)
Colt South: Brooklyn Angels-Cruz (Runner-up: Holy Name-Hunt)
High School: n/a

BASEBALL

Cub North: 78-Hernandez (Runner-up: 78-Robinson)
Cub East: 78-Viscardi (Runner-up: 78-Gurl)
Cub West: OLG-Lynch (Runner-up: 78-Hausmann)
Cub South: SFX-Adams (Runner-up: SBBL-Gambino)
Bantam North: SFX-Healy (Runner-up: 78-Pearson)
Bantam East: 78-Shiffman (Runner-up: 78-Tayeh)
Bantam West: SFX-Piccard (Runner-up: OLG-McKofke)
Bantam South: IHM-Bantam (Runner-up: Holy Name-Meehan)
Super Bantam: 78-Stu Miller (Runner-up: OLG-Terranova)
Grasshopper: SFX-Rocco (Runner-up: SBBL-Tringle)

Freshmen: SFX-Hurley (Runner-up: SFX-Henderson)

2010

SOFTBALL

Mustang: Holy Name-Hunt (Runner-up: Brooklyn Angels-Trelles)
Bronco: Holy Name-Hunt (Runner-up: 78-Gurl)
Colt: Brooklyn Angels-Rivera (Runner-up: SBBL-Garcia)
High School: Brooklyn Angels-Trelles (Runner-up: TBA)

BASEBALL

Cub North: Brooklyn Angels-Laboy (Runner-up: 78-Miller)
Cub Central: IHM-Gilhuley (Runner-up: 78-Schwartz)
Cub West: SFX-Parella (Runner-up: 78-Rose)
Cub East: 78-Sherman (Runner-up: 78-Lieber)
Cub South: SBBL-Seda (Runner-up: Camp Friendship)
Bantam North: (No division this year)
Bantam East: 78-Rhodes (Runner-up: 78-Dixon
Bantam West: 78-Stu Miller (Runner-up: 78-Sam Miller)
Bantam South: SFX-Healy (Runner-up: 78-Rigney)
Super Bantam: SFX-Adams (Runner-up: Holy Name-Powers)
Grasshopper: Brooklyn Angels-Torres (Runner-up: SFX-Gorman)
Freshmen: Brooklyn Angels-Sakil (Runner-up: SFX-Mendez)

2009

SOFTBALL

Mustang: Sacred Heart Cardinals (Runner-up: SFX Hurricanes)
Bronco: SFX Sharks (Runner-up: 78-Escoto)
Colt: IHM Sheridan (Runner-up: Brooklyn Angels Lady Angels)

BASEBALL

Cub North: IHM Tigers (Runner-up: 78-Rosenstein)
Cub West: 78-Guarna (Runner-up: 78-Shiffman)
Cub East: 78-Tsanos (Runner-up: Brooklyn Angels Wolfpack)
Cub South: IHM Pacers (Runner-up: Holy Name Rangers)
Bantam North: Sacred Heart Cardinals (Runner-up: 78-Sisto)
Bantam West: SFX Hawks and 78-Noury (co-champions)
Bantam East: Brooklyn Angels Hurricanes (Runner-up: Holy Name Pirates)
Bantam South: SFX Redwings (Runner-up: SFX Thunderbirds)
Super Bantam: 78-Udewitz and 78-Rios (co-champions)
Grasshopper: IHM Royals (Runner-up: 78-Wilson)
Freshmen: OLG Yankees (Co-Runner-up: SFX Red Sox and Brooklyn Angels Spartans)

2008

SOFTBALL

Mustang: Holy Name Black Widows (Runner-up: Sacred Heart Cardinals)
Bronco: Holy Name Panthers (Runner-up: OLG Sharks)
Colt: IHM Colts (Runner-up: SFX Comets)

BASEBALL

Cub North: 78-Rhodes (Runner-up: Bulldogs 9s)
Cub West: 78-Rosenstein (Runner-up: 78-Nathanson)
Cub East: Camp Friendship Titans Blue (Runner-up: 78-Dixon)
Cub South: SFX Vipers (Runner-up: 78-Weiland)
Bantam North: Sacred Heart Cardinals (Runner-up: SFX Crows)
Bantam West: SFX Falcons (Runner-up: SFX Firebirds)
Bantam East: Camp Friendship Titans Blue (Runner-up: 78-Udewitz)
Bantam South: Holy Name Pirates (Runner-up: SFX Hawks)
Super Bantam: 78-Orlowsky (Runner-up: 78-Wilson)
Grasshopper: SFX Huskies (Runner-up: SFX Giants)
Freshmen: OLG Twins (Runner-up: Brooklyn Angels Wolfpack)

2007

SOFTBALL

Mustang: Brooklyn Angels Banshees
Bronco: Brooklyn Angels Twisted Sisters
Colt: Holy Name White Colts

BASEBALL

Cub North: 78 Pct Bulldogs
Cub East: Camp Friendship Blue Titans
Cub West: Holy Name Pirates
Cub South: SFX Gators
Bantam North: South Brooklyn Panthers
Bantam East: Camp Friendship Blue Titans
Bantam South: Sacred Hearts Cardinals
Super Bantam: 78 Pct A’s (Haber)
Grasshopper: South Brooklyn Vipers

2006

SOFTBALL

Mustang: Brooklyn Angels Banshees
Bronco: Sacred Hearts Cardinals
Colt: SFX Comets

BASEBALL

Cub East: Sacred Hearts Cardinals
Cub South: 78 Daugherty
Cub West: Camp Friendship Titans-Davis
Cub North: OLG Dodgers
Bantam East: 78 Orlowsky
Bantam North: 78 Bulldogs
Bantam South: 78 Haber
Bantam West: Camp Friendship Titans-Dickerson
Super Bantam: SFX Huskies
Grasshopper: OLG Phillies

Playing Rules

The following are the Playing Rules for the Prospect Park Baseball Association. The hardball & softball rules cover baseball from the Cub Division through the Freshmen Division (ages 9-17), plus the softball rules from the Mustang Division through the High School Division (ages 8-17).

04.01.17: 2017 Spring Season Rule Update
PPBA Baseball & Softball Rules 2017 4-1-17 (NEW!)

PPBA Hardball Rules Cheatsheet  – 04-01-17
PPBA Softball Rules Cheatsheet – 04-01-17

The Pee Wee Division (ages 5-6) rules are separate, as are the Pony Division (ages 7-8) rules and are listed below:
Pony Rules: PONY PPBA Rules ao 4-6-13
Pee Wee Rules: PEEWEE PPBA 2013 Rules

RULES CLARIFICATIONS:

Restrictions on Players Approved to Play Down (over-aged Players) – 04.01.2017
All players who are playing down must be approved by the PPBA and that organization’s roster must indicate that fact by placing a PD next to the player’s name.

Playing down players are restricted as follows:
They cannot play the position of pitcher or catcher;
They must bat a the end of the batting order (last);
Where there is more than one player approved to play down on the same team, no more than one playing down player can play an infield position at a time; and
They cannot be an “impact” players – playing down approvals are usually for those who could not play in their age appropriate division for physical or mental reasons.
Players who are impact players and clearly should be playing in their age appropriate division can be moved if so determined by the PPBA board.  Failure to follow these rules will subject the team to disqualification in the season-ending tournament.
New Safety Measures – 04.01.2017
Defibrillators: The City now requires that all teams have a city-provided defibrillator at all practices and games that occur on Parks Department fields.  Training is required and is provided at no cost to whomever on each team will be available to work the machine at practices and games.  A list of the training sessions provided by the Parks Department can be found at the following link: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/aed-training
Pitcher’s Head Protection:  Added to the rules this year is the requirement that all pitchers wear a PPBA-approved head guard.  This applies to pitchers in the following divisions: Cubs, Bantam, Super Bantam, Grasshopper and Freshmen only.  Approved is the use of batting helmets that fit snuggly and device sold by BattingCapLiner.com

Rainout Information

PLEASE CALL THE WEATHER HOTLINE

(888) 473-6864

TO FIND OUT IF YOUR GAME IS BEING PLAYED.

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE MESSAGE. SOMETIMES GAMES ARE CANCELLED IN PROSPECT PARK BUT ARE STILL BEING PLAYED AT OTHER FIELDS, OR VICE VERSA.

SOMETIMES GAMES IN THE MORNING (9 am and 11 am) SLOTS ARE CANCELLED IF IT RAINED THE NIGHT BEFORE, BUT AFTERNOON GAMES MAY STILL BE PLAYED.

 

 

Fields

Field Locations

Prospect ParkParade GroundsDewey Field / SunsetDiMattinaDust BowlBensonhurstNarrowsVan VoorheesShore RoadRed HookHoly Name Our Lady’s Field Ft. Hamilton High • Parkville •

PROSPECT PARK:

Directions: Go in the 9th Street entrance to Prospect Park on Prospect Park West. Walk straight east across the inner roadway, down onto the fields.  Field 4 is straight ahead—see the second map below which indicates the locations of all the fields by division.  You can also enter the Park on Prospect Park SW between 10th & 11th Avenue.

Closest subway stations:  F train – 7th Ave & 9th Street Station (7th Avenue stop) or 15th Street Station (15th Street stop)

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PARADE GROUNDS:

Location: On the corner of Parkside Avenue and Parade Place.  Field 6 is the corner field; Field 5 is inside the Park and is entered from Parade Place.

Closest subway station: Q Train to Parkside at Ocean Avenue (walk West along Parkside) or Q Train to Church at East 18th (Exit on Caton Avenue, walk East on Caton Avenue, then North on Parade Place). parade_grounds

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DEWEY/SUNSET PARK:

Location: On the east side of 3rd Avenue between 40th and 41st street.

Closest subway station: N or R trains – 45th Street & 4th Avenue.

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DiMattina

Location: Hicks Street at Rapelye Street

Directions: Take 9th Street to Hamilton Avenue. Turn Right on Hamilton Ave. Turn Right on Hicks Street (right after the entrance ramp to the BQE). The field is immediately on the right.

Closest Subway: Carroll Street F and G trains

 

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Dust Bowl

Location: 790 66th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11220 (8th Ave)

Directions: Take 6th Ave Exit (Exit 20) off 287 West heading towards Verrazano Bridge.

Closest Subway: 8th Avenue N Train

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Bensonhurst

Location: Cropsey at 21st Ave

Directions: Take Prospect Expressway/RT-27 East towards Ocean Parkway. Continue on Ocean Parkway. Turn Right on Bay Parkway. Turn Right on Cropsey Ave to 21st Avenue.

Closest Subway: D and M trains to Bay Parkway, walk to Cropsey Avenue.

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Narrows Fields 1 and 2

By Car: Take the Belt Parkway East, past the Verrazano Bridge. Take the Bay Parkway exit (past the Nellie Bly Kiddie Amusement Park), which puts you on Shore Parkway ˆ the service road. Follow Shore Parkway east straight, past 26th Avenue and past the Yacht Club. The fields will be on the right about 100 yards past Bay 44th Street. In the map, the larger field on the right is Field 1; the smaller field on the left is Field 2.

By Subway: Take the D train to the Bay Parkway station

By Bus: Take the #6 bus to 26th Avenue.

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Parkville Field:

By Car:
Between 65th & 66th Streets between 8th-9th Avenues
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Take 278 towards Staten Island,
get off at Exit 20, 6th Avenue exit,
go left under the highway on 6th Avenue,
then first right onto 65th Street
It is a grass field is on the right between 8th and 9th Avenues

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VanVoorhees

By Car: Take 9th Street to Hamilton Avenue. Turn Right on Hamilton Avenue, Turn Right on Columbia Street to Congress Street.

Closest Subway: Carroll Street F and G trains.

 

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Shore Road

By Car:

1. Take I-278 West /BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPY/GOWANUS EXPY via the ramp on the LEFT.
2. Keep LEFT to take BELT PKWY East via EXIT 22. (0.87 miles)
3. Take EXIT 1 toward 65-67 STS. (0.21 miles)
4. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto SHORE ROAD DR.. (0.04 miles)
5. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto ramp. (0.10 miles)
6. Turn RIGHT onto RIDGE BLVD. (0.23 miles)
7. Turn RIGHT onto BAY RIDGE AVE/69TH ST. (0.41 miles)
8. Turn LEFT onto SHORE RD. (0.55 miles)
9. End at Shore Rd & 78th St

Alt Car Route

1. South on 4th Ave. to Bay Ridge Pkwy (after 74th St)
2.Turn Left onto Bay Ridge Pkwy and go straight to Shore Road.
3. Field entrance is on Shore Road & 79th St.

By Train

1. R train to 77th Street stop
2. Walk west along 77th St. to Shore Road

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Red Hook Recreation Area Fields

Directions:Directions to Red Hook Field:
BY CAR: Take any street that connects you with Court St.(Court St. is a one way street)
Proceed south on Court St. to Bay St.
Turn Right onto Bay St. & proceed four (4) blocks to Columbia St.
Turn Left onto Columbia St. Proceed approximately two (2) short blocks.
Fields are on your Left.
BY TRAIN:Take F or G line to Smith / 9th St. Station
Transfer to B77 bus line & get off at the corner of Lorraine St. & Columbia St.
Walk South on Columbia St. approximately 4 Blocks.
Fields are on your left.

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Holy Name-Our Lady’s Field

Entrance to the field is on 16th Street between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue.

The closest train station is F train 15th Street Station. The buses are B69, B75 and B68.

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Ft. Hamilton High

Directions: Subway
Take the R train heading to Bay Ridge
Get off at 86 Street station
Exit near intersection of 86th St and 4th Ave
Go North on 4th Ave towards 85th St
Turn left on 84th St to Colonial Road.

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4TH AVE SOUTH
Turn RIGHT on BAY RIDGE PKY
Turn LEFT on COLONIAL RD
Arrive at COLONIAL RD AT 84TH ST, BROOKLYN.

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