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Thank You DG Parks

Bill McAdam

Downers Grove Park District

I want to thank you and your team for helping us make  - what seemed impossible - a terrific tournament that lost only five games (due to the explosive weather Monday).
From your team pumping water on Friday to Geoff and Dan seeing the challenges we have at Whitlock was just so impressive how much your folks cared. I believe I've known this all along, but this was evidence in action!
I cannot begin to tell you how many genuinely positive and appreciative comments we received about the tournament and facilities. People knew they were playing when most others were not.
Thanks again for your support and partnership!!
Rob Rooney
Longshots Baseball

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REGISTER FOR THE 2019 DGYB Family White Sox Outing!

  • Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Pre-Game Parade @ 6:00pm - DGYB players, families, and coaches parade around the field. (Enter at the Guaranteed Rate Field Gate 1 in center field.) Ticket price includes the parade ticket.
  • Game Time @ 7:10pm
  • Tickets are $25

Please note before proceeding:

  • Tickets ordered before June 20th will be delivered to team managers for individual distribution on Saturday, June 22nd. Only tickets ordered before June 20th are assured of being arranged by DGYB team.
  • Tickets purchased on or after June 20th might not be available for team distribution on June 22nd; however such tickets will be in the general area of your team and we will notify you of the arrangements to pick up these tickets.
  • Have your player's League Name and Team Manager's name before ordering your tickets. If you do not have a registered player, you may purchase tickets as a guest, and an account is not required.
  • To navigate through the registration pages, select the 'Continue' button at the bottom of each screen. (Disregard the menu on the left side, as that is a guide to show you where you are in the process and number of steps remaining).
  • Visa, MasterCard,or Discover payments are accepted. Online payments only. Please NO OFFLINE orders. Thank you.


Many Thanks to those members that attended the annual General Membership Meeting on Sunday May 19th.

Outgoing Chairman Chris Dunn recapped the early portion of the 2019 spring season where our expanding player/coach skill development opportunities included our initial outdoor session with Sox Academy instructors. Saturday April 20 all DGYB teams ages 8-16 were on the field with Academy instructors for skill training. Feedback from those taking part has been very positive.

Chairman Dunn presented Development league president Chris MacKenna with a Life Time Achievement Award for his incredible and irreplaceable service to the community. Director MacKennas' contributions have changed youth baseball in our community forever. Too numerous to list here, a singular focus on keeping the player experience fun and parents engaged has led to strong participation that drives DGYB year after year.

Treasurer Jim Sharwarko presented an up to the minute financial recap.

Director Rob Rooney supervised an election of officers to the Executive Committee that includes a new Chairman of the Board Mr. James Tremmel. Many Thanks to Director Rooney.

Incoming Chairman Tremmel then presented outgoing Chairman Chris Dunn with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence over a decade of selfless service. Chris will remain on the board as Director of Park District Relations.

Chairman Tremmel concluded the event with a pledge to continue the legacy of excellence that former Chairman Gelwicks, Sharwarko and Dunn have brought to the organization.

Please consider supporting your community by volunteering to serve the DGYB membership.

Thank You

DGYB Executive Committee

2019 Dates

Some Dates for the 2019 Spring Season

Monday, April 1 Practice begins

Saturday, April 27 7:45 am to 9:00 am DGYB Parade, Main St. DG

Monday, May 13 Picture Day, Herrick Middle School

Friday, June 28  DGYB White Sox Outing

June 29- Last day of Instructional (ages 6 & 7) and Rookie League (age 8)

July 15- Last day of Youth League (ages 9-12) playoffs

New Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

In 2019 all new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark will be permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2019.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

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