2014 Season

The 2014 New York Emperors Stickball Season Stickball seasonis just over 2 weeks away!
It’s been a long winter especially for the east coast dealing with a very coldand snowy winter, but now spring is here! As we begin to prepare for this year’schallenges, we should spend some time honoring some of our OldTimers who haspassed onto a better world.

Late last year we lost Henry “Papi” Caban who was a very influential Stickballplayer. We also recently lost “Coach” Manny who lived in Florida, but alwaysmade his way back to New York. Lastly, we have Daddy from the Latin Dukes (orBandits) who is in critical care as this article is being written.  Please keep Daddy in your prayers as hiscondition progresses. This year’s Memorial Day Tournament will be dedicated tothe Oldtimers, but a special tribute will be dedicated to Papi, Manny andDaddy.


Opening Day will be on Sunday April 6th, 2014 with the NYESL having 8teams competing for the championship. The Bronx Bandits and Stem will not bejoining our family this year, but most of their players have been picked up by other teams. So, we lose 2, but gain one with the New Jersey Devils. The NJDevils is managed by Lenny and Will who played with the Royals and Banditsrespectively, so welcome to our NYESL family! Congratulations on coming onboard and we look forward to the competition.

Important Dates:
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 : Street Fixing (i.e. potholes on field 3)
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 : Captains Meeting
Sunday, March 30th, 2014 : Street painting (i.e. foul lines andleague logo)
Friday, April 4th, 2014 : Final Captains meeting/Game Night
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 : Opening Day

Take care and see you soon!
By: Vido Creales