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REGISTER FOR THE 2019 DGYB Family White Sox Outing!
Please note before proceeding:
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.
DGYB Executive Committee
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
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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