Downtown Little League's home field sits in the shadow of the Freedom Tower. He went on to play baseball in high school, college and abroad, before returning to New York City to join the police academy. Welcome to the New York State Little League Website! (0 Comments). Beloved Game Show Host Coaches His Son in This Youth Baseball Program, A Safe Place to Grow: Little League® Child Protection Program Updated, Little League® Visionary: League President Don Longtin Instills Virtues of Pride, Self Confidence, and Inclusion, Little League® International Announces New Organizational Structure, A Letter from Hugh E. Tanner, Little League® International Board of Directors Chairman. Little League® International Remembers Little League® Baseball World Series Team Host Denny Logan; Remembering Number 11: Michael Cammarata; Little League® International Remembers Little League Baseball® World Series Ushers John Miller, Roan Confer, Chuck Lengle, and Mel Durrwachter The Dodgers are part of a unique baseball league in the New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights that honors all of the NYPD officers killed in the line of duty. Almonte was born in Moca, Dominican Republic. If the player attends Felix Festa Middle School (30 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY 10994) or any other school within our boundary map, they are eligible to register with New City LL, regardless of where they live. *THE MINUTES FROM THE 2020 SPRING MEETING ARE NOW POSTED AND CAN BE ACCESSED ON THE DOCUMENTS TAB ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS HOMEPAGE. Baseball leagues, teams and programs in New York City *This site is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Little League Baseball, Inc. LITTLE LEAGUE and LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL are registered trademarks of Little League Baseball, Inc. 14th Street Y "He was 24 (when he was killed), I was 23. Little League - Character, Courage, Loyalty, What is Little League®? ALL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO THE MEETING FROM FRED CANTOR WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS AND LOG INTO THE MEETING. Johnny Moynihan, now a 33-year veteran of the department, quickly took leadership of the kids baseball league. The league began in 1989 after NYPD Officer Michael Buczek was gunned down by drug dealers while on patrol in Washington Heights during the height of the crack cocaine drug epidemic. To keep his memory alive, Buczek's family wanted to do something to give back to the community he loved to patrol. Now the Michael Buczek ballfield has playing turf, lights and an electronic scoreboard. Because of its small size, it often enrolls its … Soon, he was playing Little League baseball. Moynihan estimates 10,000 kids have come through the league, and nearly 40 have grown up and become police officers themselves. Diaz recalls Moynihan recruiting him to the league when he was just seven years old. A lot has changed since the league started more than three decades ago. They see Coach Frankie.". Copyright © 2003-2020 "This was probably more of an honor than having his name on a wall down in Washington -- and that's an honor," he said. West Side Little League West Side Little League (WSLL) is a non profit all-volunteer youth organization chartered by Little League Baseball. Michael and Joann Williams drive several hours from their home in upstate New York to watch the Little League Dodgers play, with each player's … (0 Comments), 2020-04-28 04:48 PDT It's clear the players don't need the visual reminder. Robert Ghizzoni He says Moynihan was on patrol in his neighborhood and Diaz was playing catch with his dad. "In these streets you could get easily distracted by anything," said Diaz. Considered a phenomenon as he led his Bronx team to a third-place finish in the 2001 Little … It should make it easier to know what’s going on with the team. I stop by and say 'hello' just so the kids can see someone else aside from the uniform, not an authoritative figure. When asked if he thinks he'll become an officer, the 12-year-old player quickly replied, "Yup -- if I don't become a baseball player. "I really felt like I needed to step up and get involved with the Little League. There's also a special-needs Challenger Division. It just really hit me hard," Moynihan said. "He's a hero, I'm playing for a hero," smiles 12-year-old Michael Pena, who wears a jersey bearing Buczek's name. It should make it easier to know what’s going on with the team. So chec... NYSLL District Administrators Fall Meeting Set For October 3, 2020. 2020 New York State Little League State Tournaments Cancelled, NY DA "VIRTUAL" SPRING MEETING SLATED FOR MAY 2ND @ 11:00 AM. TeamPages Admin East Harlem Little League offers coed baseball for ages 4-12. "I always go to the field and look at the kids. Welcome to the New York State Little League Website! *THERE WILL ALSO BE A ZOOM MEETING FOR ALL NYSLL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS AND SECTION COORDINATORS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020 AT 7:30 PM. NEW YORK STATE LITTLE LEAGUE Opening day is set for Saturday, April 4, 2020. Officer Frankie Diaz is one of them. by Boys and girls, age 4-15, of every ability level play in York City Little League. Little League. by Robert Ghizzoni, Little League Baseball Programs in Manhattan. New York (CNN)After his 2014 death, New York Police Officer Michael C. Williams' name was inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in the nation's capital to honor his service. It's too soon to tell if Pena will feel the same way. He now works in a midtown Manhattan precinct and talks to kids, just like Moynihan did.