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  • Welcome 2014 Players!
  • Fields in Rehoboth, Coventry, Cranston, and Cumberland
  • Two Divisions!
  • 50+ and 58+
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Marlins and Rockies Have Each Won Their Last 5 of 6

August 29, 2014

Power and pitching lead the way for the Marlins

 

58+ Division Defense Shines!

Shortstop Jack Kaveny of the Raves

Raves Pitcher John Smutnick

Things are turning upside down in RIMA Baseball

The hot Hawks have won 4 of their last 5!

Remainder of 2014 Schedule Posted!

August 19, 2014

All remaining games for the 2014 regular season are now posted in the Schedules menu.

 

 

Kirk Watch

Gerry Kirk comes in to close the game for the Hawks

MISSING GAME REPORTS

August 8, 2014

As we get closer to playoffs, the league standings become more important.  There are a few missing 50+ game reports for entry into this website.

6/9 Hawks/Marlins

6/22 Reds/ Hawks

7/14 Marlins/Waves

7/27 Rockies/Marlins

8/3 Waves/Marlins

8/3 Hawks/Reds

Managers: please send in the outcome or postponement of the games listed above. 

Thank you.

 

58 Division Has Enthusiastic Fan Base

"Silva" Foxes' Gerry Mesolella's grandchildren, along with Bob Weishaar's granddaughter (second from left) break out the art supplies in an attempt to rally their team at Diamond Hill.  I doesn't get much better than that!  (Artie Bedard is seen walking away in the background as the sign does not pertain to him.)

Photo courtesy of Gerry Mesolella

 

 

 

 

Monday and Wednesday Games in Rehoboth this week are POSTPONED due to field availability!

Due to AAU baseball, RIMA games in Rehoboth for Monday, June 23 nd Wednesday June 25 are postponed!!

Artie Bedard...the last one to leave Rice Field in Coventry

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This is the best way to ensure scores are entered as early as possible.Thanks!

Time to send in rosters and manager's information.

Please send team rosters and manger's contact info to rimabaseball@yahoo.com as soon as you can.  Adjustments to rosters listed on this website can be made throughout the season.  The season starts on April 26.

 

 

2014 RIMA Baseball Rules and Regulations added to the website under "Handouts"

 

All players and managers MUST read and adhere to the league rules! 

As a reminder, SMOKING and DRINKING of alcoholic beverages at each venue is strickly prohibited!

Winning Manager is reasonsible for calling for "lights out" at Coventry Rice field after each game.  The Home team manager is responsile for calling in rainouts by 4:30 PM to prevent Coventry lights from being turned on.

Winning team is responsible for putting the bases away at Diamond Hill

Playoffs are double eliminination using Winners/Losers bracket format with #1 seed vs #8 seed, etc. Winners bracket finalist must be beaten twice.

Each player must appear in 10 games to qualify for the playoffs.

Send game results to rimabaseball@yahoo.com

 

Have fun and have a safe and healthy season!

 

Coaches, send rosters to:

Spring Training at Adam's Farm Greenhouse (Thank you, Jim Marzalkowski!)

 

58+ Division Enters 2014 with 4 Teams!

 

RIMA 58 will have 4 teams during the 2014 season.  The schedule will contain 15 games for each team.  One game per week starting in May.  There will be plenty of night games through July and August to reduce summer heat effects.  Ralph Caruso will join Rob Correia in managing the Raves.

 

The 58 Division is an excellent opportunity for the league's older players to get more time on the field and to get more at bats thoughout the season!  For players slightly under 58 years of age, inquire as to eligablity to play on one of the teams, or to make yourself available as a fill-in for weekend's that you know you'll have interest in playing!

EXTRA! EXTRA! 58+ Division Looking to Expand in 2014!

 

RIMA Baseball's 58+ Division is growing quickly.  Playing in the 58+ Division allows older players to compete with players of similar age, which has great benefits in a few ways.  First, the schedule of 15 to 20 games does not interfere with the RIMA 50+ schedule.  So, you can add up to 80% more games to your 50+ schedule, if you play in both divisions! Second, you'll get extra at bats against pitchers who probably won't be 15 years younger!  And third, you get to know and play with a different group of teammates where opportunities to play different positions may be possible.  The setup is such that there will be 1 game per week starting in May.  Each team can have up to 3 players at 56 years of age and older to help fill rosters.  We are looking to create a 4 to 6 team division with just a few night games scheduled for each team.

Contact League President Tom Petrillo, Division Coordinator/Manager Paul Doucette,  Team Managers Rob Correa, Harvey Stone, or Winn Willard for more information.

OR Email: RIMABaseball@yahoo.com 

 

 

58+ Action

Holiday Gift Suggestion - A MUST Read!

If your family, spouse, freind, etc. asks you what you want for the holidays, tell them to get you a copy of this!  The true, and inspiring story about the Macon, Illinois High School baseball team of 1971.  This book has been written about in Sports Illustrated and is a favorite of mine.  For those of you who do a lot of driving, the audio version is terrific.  Get it.  You can thank me next season.  Glenn Wilcox - Silver Foxes

 

 

 

 

Kevin McBurney Inducted into the Roy Hobbs Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2013

 

Roy Hobbs Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque

 From the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame Programwritten by Glenn Miller

Kevin McBurney was several weeks shy of turning 57 when he died on June 4 of this year. His impact on baseball and his Rhode Island community can be gauged by what folks said when nominating him for the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame, and also on his memorial page.  Kevin was a powerhouse organizer of Roy Hobbs Baseball in his home state and a supportive teammate and manager.

Joe Pavao wrote this on the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home tribute page: "What a great spirit he had. I played baseball with him and as a teammate he was the greatest."

Paul Lonardo wrote this: "Wherever you are, I hope there's baseball, and if there isn't, I know you will start your own league.  I hope you find peace playing on a field of your dreams."

The phrase from the men who nominated Kevin was crucial in his election to the Hall of fame...for his inspirational leadership, passion for the game, organizational skills, and playing ability.

Kevin, an attorney, was a Roy Hobbs pioneer in Rhode Island, working to start leagues there many years ago. He was also an outstanding player, one who played in an elite collegiate program at the University of Miami.  Yet, the nominators said he never bragged about his own accomplishments and was always willing to help less talented players.

Dick Kissik in his nominating comments wrote, "As a coach, he would build the confidence of the average players and would work with them to improve their baseball skills."

Dave Abate wrote that he played with Kevin for 13 years and that Kevin had been a star high school player who was there for all of his teammates.

"Besides being a very good player, he was also a good person," Abate wrote.  "He would always help players improve thier baseball playing abilities and for those who couldn't afford all the costs of playing baseball in their league, or go to the World Series, he was there to help them."

Kevin was involved in adult baseball in Rhode Isaland for more than 25 years, starting when many teams were involved in MSBL.

Now, at a too-young age, Kevin McBurney is gone from the world of baseball and Roy Hobbs in Rhode Island, but his legacy and memory live on in the hearts of his teammates and friends...and in the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame.


 Gary Dadekian, Alex, Dave Abate, Dick Kissik, Ashley

 

Tom Giffen reading Hall of Fame plaque to Kevin's children Ashley and Alex,

with Dave Abate and Jack DeHeer

 

Dave Abate's acceptance speech for Kevin's induction:

"Thank you to Tom Giffen and the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame committee.  On behalf of the RI/MA Baseball League, and Kevin's baseball family, I graciuosly accept this award for our, and my, friend Kevin Barry McBurney.  Kevin would be humbled by the award that you have bestowed upon him.  His love for the game and for his baseball friends was paramount to him.  The way Kevin celebtrated his baseball was being on a field the whole year and Kevin got to live that, and that meant more to him than any trophy or plaque.  May Kevin's perpetual smile shine down on us in the months and years to come as a reminder that you, our teammate, is still with us.  Congratulations, Kenin Barry McBurney."

 

 

Gary Dadekian, Paul Doucette, and Dick Kissik

 

Jack DeHeer, Dick Kissik, and Dave Abate

 

 

 

RI Rockies at the 2013 Roy Hobbs World Series

58+ Division Action

 

Warriors Repeat as Champs for 2013 - Maintain RIMA Website Colors at Green and Gold

IMPORTANT NOTE ON WEBSITE ENTRIES

All managers wanting to put information into website must submit that information to rimabaseball@yahoo.com  The information will be posted for you as soon as possible.

Attention managers! - Please submit scores to rimabaseball@yahoo.com

2012 Champion Warriors

2011 Champion Cranston Rockies

Playing in Rehoboth, MA and Cumberland & Cranston, RI with mixed teams going to Ft. Myers, FL to play in the Roy Hobbs World Series yearly!

2010 Champion Waves

Hawks 2009 Champs

Oil Can Boyd autographs for the kids


Upcoming Games

Saturday,  Aug 30
RIMA over 50
EWG Waves @ Marlins 9:00am Cranston Stadium
Hawks @ Reds 12:00pm Cranston Stadium
Sunday,  Aug 31
RIMA over 50
Silver Foxes @ Braves 9:00am Cranston Stadium
Pirates @ Cranston Rockies 12:00pm Cranston Stadium

For a complete schedule listing, click here!



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