Yankees Make Semi-Finals in Monterey Tournament
The San José Yankees came up short losing to the Ace High Royals in the semi-finals of the 2016 Monterey Tournament on the 4th of July.
The San José Yankees tournament team consists of players from the SJMSBL Yankees, Braves, and Mariners and members of the Mexican American League based in Fremont. The team is managed by Yankees manager José Mendoza.
The Yankees look forward to next year's tournament in Monterey. If you would like to learn more about next year's tournament, and are at least 45 years old, contact José Mendoza via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longtime Blue Jay Gino Panelli Passes Away
Gino Panelli, a longtime member of the former Dunn division Blue Jays, passed away June 25, 2016 after a 5-year battle with colon cancer. Services will be held on Thursday, July 7th.
You can read Gino's obituary for more information.
Longtime Blue Jays manager Jerry Hoffman was kind enough to write a few words about Gino.
To all our MSBL friends, players and opponents, the loss of our teammate Gino Panelli is devastating.
"Pudge" was a roll model for all. His accomplishments on the playing field are secondary to his impact as a man. I am humbled and honored to have played with Gino. He was a man of great character, charisma and superior talent on the field, and class 24/7 off the diamond. His kindness, support, and genuine love of the game can not be understated.
Gino was a special person, who played in pain for years and never complained. His obvious ability as a baseball player is evident for all who played with and against him on the field, but his countless friends will most remember his heart and soul. How he made others feel. Numerous bouts with different forms of cancer never compromised his spirit. Gino's legacy will last forever.
Our MSBL battles with the Indians and Giants in particular are etched in everyone's memory who had the honor to know him.
RIP Gino Panelli.
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San José Bees Representing SJMSBL in Vegas Open
The San José Bees will be representing the SJMSBL in the upcoming Las Vegas Open in Las Vegas, May 28-30. The Bees, led by John Pardo (Royals) and Aaron Parker (Marlins), will be looking to build upon their semi-final finish in Palm Springs, as well as preparing for future tournaments: Best of the West in Davis, September 3-5 and the World Series in Arizona, October 17-22.
San José Bees Come Up Short at Desert Classic
The San José Bees came up short in the semi-finals of the 2016 Palm Springs Desert Classic, losing to eventual tournament winner Club Mexico. The Bees finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.
For the Bees first tournament together as a group, led by Aaron Parker and John Pardo, the Bees represented the SJMSBL in good fashion. The Bees had fun and look forward to winning future tournaments in Vegas, Woodland and Arizona.