Tuesday, June 18, 2013
How to register for Montclair Recreation baseball program.
Montclair Recreation Baseball registration starts Thursday and ends when all spaces are filled. The program is for children entering fifth, sixth or seventh grade in the fall. The baseball program fee is $55 per player. Register online at Community Pass. Gloves and rubber cleats are required to play. All players will play on teams that will be formed by the Recreation Department only. Games and practices will be held at Nishuane Park on Saturday afternoons. Volunteer coaches/umpires are greatly needed. If interested in volunteering, call Montclair Recreation at 973-509-4915.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The interactive map below has information on all 29 baseball players from North Jersey who are playing professional baseball in 2013.
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." - Pete Rose on baseball's Opening Day It's that time of year again. The day when hope springs eternal for baseball fans across the country and anything seems possible, even for a Mets fan. As Opening Day gets underway Monday, four players with North Jersey ties will suit up and don uniforms for major league teams. Another 20 will start their professional seasons in the minors, with the dream of some day making it to — or in some cases back to — The Show. All four North Jerseyans breaking camp with major league teams in 2013 are pitchers. Frank Herrmann, a 28-year-old Montclair Kimberley Academy grad who has spent parts of three seasons with the Cleveland Indians, will begin 2013 in the Tribe's …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Former all-state player out of Montclair High School passes away at the age of 64.
Earl Craig Williams Jr., who grew up in Montclair, passed away on Jan. 29. Williams was 64 and passed away in his home in Somerset. Williams, who was born in July 1948 in Newark and lived in East Orange before he moved to Montclair, was an all-state baseball player out of Montclair High School where he also played basketball. He graduated in 1965. He died of acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood. After three years of playing baseball at Ithaca College, he left to play professional ball for the Milwaukee Braves in 1965, which moved to Atlanta the following year, according to The New York Times. In his 1971 rookie season, he was voted the National League’s Rookie of the Year. Throughout his career, he played for the Braves, …
Registrations will be taken after Feb 28, but a $25 late fee will apply.
Tuesday, February 12
The registration deadline for Montclair Junior Baseball and Softball leagues has been extended until Thursday, Feb. 28. Registrations will be taken after Feb 28, but a $25 late fee will apply. The deadline for registration was orginally Feb. 11. The program offers baseball for boys and girls in grades 3 and 4, and grades 5 and 6. New this season is the middle school baseball program for boys and girls in grades 7 and 8 only. There will also be girls softball for grades 3 through 5 and grades 6 through 8. Teams will be formed by school. Each school will play a full schedule against other Montclair schools and nearby districts. They will be part of the Babe Ruth baseball league. Online registration can be done by going to the Community …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The deadline will be through Feb. 11.
Registration has begun for recreation baseball and softball leagues. Recreation Department baseball and softball registration started Monday, Jan. 7, and it will run through Feb. 11. The program offers baseball for boys and girls in grades 3 and 4, and grades 5 and 6. New this season is the middle school baseball program for boys and girls in grades 7 and 8 only. There will also be girls softball for grades 3 through 5 and grades 6 through 8. Teams will be formed by school. Each school will play a full schedule against other Montclair schools and nearby districts. They will be part of the Babe Ruth baseball league. Online registration can be done by going to the Community Pass program. If you have not yet registered online, visit …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Community-focused Bears start season Thursday night against Worcester Tornadoes
The Newark Bears had one final tune-up Wednesday afternoon before Opening Day and the start of their 15th season. The opponent however wasn't another team of professionals or a future opponent in the CanAm League the Bears participate in. Instead, it was the baseball team of Newark Tech High School. While it was merely an exhibition, the event was just the latest example of how the Bears are not just trying to be a winning team on the field but a part of the Newark community. "I think it's very important," said new Bears manager Ken Oberkfell about having that relationship with the city. "You want to meet as many people, as many organizations, as many businesses as you can. It promotes the team, it gets people into the ballpark. We're here…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Bronx Bombers seem to be losing some of their allure as its hometown rival has a great season start.
The New York Yankees are usually the favorites during baseball season and its hometown rival—the Mets—end up being the hopeful stepsister each spring. But this season, it seems the pinstriped champs have lost some of their lustre. With the New York Mets 4-2 record, the team started off with a powerful season after losing free agent National League batting average leader, Jose Reyes. The Yankees have a 4-3 record, but have not shown the pitching prowess that they've invested in. The Mets hit the road this weekend for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Yankees are playing against Albert Pujols and the Angels at Yankee Stadium. Though the season has a long way to go, it isn't too soon to cast your vote on which will…