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2021 HDL Banquet Recap

January 3, 2022


The 2021 HDL Player Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet was held Friday night, November 12th, at the Colettas Italian Restaurant Party Room. Approximately 80+ players, players spouses or partners, and invited guests attended. The management and staff at Colettas did a fantastic job handling such a large crowd with very few disappointments. As usual,the […]

2021 HDL Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction

November 9, 2021



On-Line HDL Sign-up Form

February 3, 2021


The attached form is available to all over 30 Baseball Players who wish to play in the Hernando DeSoto Men’s Baseball League in 2021. The 2021 HDL season will begin forming teams in early March. Completion of the form will provide league organizers your contact information and your level of baseball skills and experience. For […]

The 2020 HDL Player Awards Announcement

December 22, 2020


. In November it was announced that due to the on-going COVID situation, the HDL would not be hosting a Banquet in 2020. However, we invited all HDL players to submit their personal choices for Gold Glove and other Awards through a formatted email process. At the end of the season, we promised all award […]

HDL BLOG CHANGES – What Happened?

December 20, 2020


A few days ago I logged on to the HDL Blog to see if any updates were needed. This all started when I checked the email address that WordPress uses to notify me when the annual renewal fee is due to keep the Blog active. I was surprised to see an email that they had […]


July 26, 2020


Opening Comment My last “game recap post” was on July 6th.  I had started the season off trying to be more in-touch with the weekly games and doing what I had previously started almost 10 years ago, writing Game Recaps. The last couple of years I have had some medical conditions that were slowing me […]


July 3, 2020


The HDL Royals won their 2nd game of the young season by holding on to a one run lead late in the game to beat the HDL Cardinals by a score of 10-9. The Royals have started the season with the same number of new players as all the other HDL teams. What sets them […]


June 28, 2020


On a beautiful night at Tobey Park, the HDL Cardinals out played the HDL Athletics by a score of 14-4. The first official game of the 2020 HDL Baseball Season was exciting to watch.  The HDL players finally had a chance to escape the “doom and gloom” of this crazy “New Normal” caused by an […]

40 Days and Counting – Tobey Update

January 19, 2020


[Field Update Report at bottom of Previous post] News and updates from the Hernando DeSoto Men’s Baseball upcoming season has been quiet.  But that does not mean nothing has been going on.   Since October the activity at Tobey Legion Baseball field has been feverish. Last fall the HDL officers committed to making major changes at […]

2019 HDL Banquet Recap

November 24, 2019


The 2019 HDL Player Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet was held Saturday night, November 23rd, at the Central BBQ Party Room. Approximately 50 players, players spouses or partners, and invited guests took advantage of free BBQ meal and free drinks.  The program was slow getting started as many attendees were late arriving, around 7:00 […]