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From Coach Carlesi

September 1, 2014

As another school/baseball year starts, please make sure that you have your  medical and parent consent forms filled out by next week. Coach Hahn and I are hoping to have our interest meetings next week with returning and new players. Tryout will hopefully begin the week of the 15th.

From Coach McCarthy

September 1, 2014

As another school/baseball year starts, please make sure that you have your  medical and parent consent forms filled out by next week. Coach Hahn and I are hoping to have our interest meetings next week with returning and new players. Tryout will hopefully begin the week of the 15th.

Dear Stuyvesant Baseball Parents, Players, and Alumni,

Welcome back to another school year!

As I walked past Pier 40 last week, I saw a group of ball players warming up — preparing, no doubt, for their high school team tryouts. It was a bittersweet sight, since this is the first season in four years that my own son won’t be heading out to the Parade Grounds for the Stuyvesant tryouts. I’ll miss the excitement of hearing about the new players, the goals he’s set for the year, and, especially, the camaraderie of the Stuyvesant Baseball parents I’ve gotten to know over the years.

Even though our sons have graduated, I know that Mark and I (and, I’m sure, many other FSB Alumni parents) haven’t attended our last Hitmen ball games. We’ll be back to cheer from the stands — and to say “hello” to fellow parents, alumni, and, of course, Coaches Carlesi, Hahn, and McCarthy.

Many of last year’s Executive Board members will be continuing to serve this year — including Melina Sfakianaki (P’15), Mary Jo Messito (P’16), Mike Schneider (P’16), Mariela Archer (P’17), Abigail Bedrick (P’17), John Ostlund (P’17), and Judy Scherzer (P’17), and this will ensure a smooth transition to a new year. Although Webmaster Lee Mandell (P’14) has also “graduated” to alum status, he will continue to oversee our online operations while training a new group of parents in web / WordPress skills. There are several open positions, however, and I encourage both new and returning parents to consider volunteering; it’s an incredibly rewarding, and fun, way to become involved at Stuyvesant, while also helping your son’s team.

Once tryouts are underway (see Coach’s message, upper right), we’ll post information about the pre-season JV – Varsity Scrimmage (tentatively scheduled for the last Friday night in October, “under the lights” at the Parade Grounds), as well as the Parents and Coaches Information Meeting (mid-November, date TBD).

In the meantime, on behalf of Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball, I’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the many new families who will be joining the “Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball” family. I know that our returning parents (as well as “alums” like me) are happy to help you with questions and concerns as you navigate the transition to a huge high school like Stuyvesant. I know that the advice and helpful information I got from the “seasoned” parents in the stands was invaluable — so, seek us out and ask away!

Looking forward to seeing (and meeting) you all at the Fall Scrimmage . . . GO STUY!

Tracey Sydel, Co-President 2012-13, 2013-14

email us at: president@stuybaseball.org

  1. Congrats to Cardoza … and wait til next year!

    From Daily News:

    Cardozo baseball team beats Tottenville, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium for PSAL Class A championship

    Fri. June 13 2014

    The Judges really do rule the city.

    Cardozo won the PSAL Class A baseball championship on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, beating a powerhouse Tottenville team, 3-1. The championship on the diamond comes just three months after the school's boys basketball team shocked the city by winning a title on the hardwood.

    read the whole thing…

  2. 2014 Alumni Game

    Donald Ferrara ('56) and Joe Levine ('54) ready to throw out the first pitch.
    Donald Ferrara ('56) and Joe Levine ('54) ready to throw out the first pitch.

    A good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped, contributed, played or just hung out and enjoyed the day.

    Update via Facebook from Coach Carlesi:

    I am sorry this took so long but it has been a crazy week for me. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in the Alumni game last Saturday. I have gotten numerous emails and calls from players thanking us for such a great event, without the FSB this would not have happened. The look on some of the old-timers faces was priceless; it was great watching them warm up and take the field; many could not believe that we have our own field now. They would share stories with me on how difficult it was to get to a field and practice and never knowing if a homeless person has set up temporary housing at home plate on the East River fields back in the 70’s and 80’s.

  3. Playoff Game – Hitmen vs James Monroe HS

    The Stuyvesant Hitmen are back in the playoffs after a one year hiatus. The Hitmen will take on the #1 ranked James Monroe Eagles @ 3:30pm today at James Monroe High School.

    The school is located at:
    James Monroe HS
    1300 Boyton Ave
    Bronx, NY 10472

    Come root on the Hitmen!!!

    Hitmen! Here ya go Junpei!
    Thanks to Lee Mandell (p'14) for the video.