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2019 HDL Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction

November 21, 2019

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CENTRAL BBQ – 147 BUTLER – MEMPHIS, TN – 38103 ALL HDL MEMBERS MEALS HAVE BEEN PAID FOR BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR!!! THIS MEANS PLAYERS, COACHES, UMPIRES AND EVEN BO!!! PLEASE LET YOUR COACH, OFFICER OR SEND AN EMAIL TO HDLBASEBALL@GMAIL.COM LETTING US KNOW HOW MANY YOU ARE BRINGING. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM      –  […]

2018 HDL Banquet Recap – Updated 3:20 PM

November 21, 2018

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2018 HDL Banquet Review (11/18/2018) The 2018 HDL Baseball season annual Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet was held SUNDAY, November 18th at the Ballroom of the Butcher Shop on Germantown Parkway.  Approximately 40-45 members and guests came out on a great evening to be part of a special night in the growing history of the […]

HDL CARDINALS and V-BROTHER A’s SHOW WHY THEY WERE THE BEST IN 2018

November 12, 2018

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CARDINALS GAIN NARROW VICTORY ON VETERANS DAY: Just like last year and many years before that, the HDL Championship game came down to the two best teams.  I stated this last year and it applies again this year.  The Cardinals and A’s had these qualities:  <> Grit & Grind <> Intensity <> Perspiration <> Inspiration […]

HDLCS TEAMS WILL PLAY 2 out of 3 FOR IT ALL!

October 8, 2018

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WHICH TEAM HAS THE EDGE?   When the V-Brothers Athletics play the Thompson Truck Center Cardinals next Sunday for Game one of the best 2 out of 3 series, the “favorite” to win the series is too close to call. Both teams have the players who can challenge the other teams line-up.  The A’s knocked […]

2018 HDL AWARDS BANQUET AND Hall of Fame Induction

October 4, 2018

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Make your plans to attend the 39th Annual Hall of Fame Induction and Player Awards Banquet – TODAY.   DATE:             SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 TIME:             4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM LOCATION:   THE BUTCHER SHOP MAIN BALLROOM                                     107 S. Germantown Pkwy at Agricenter COST:             ENTRY IS FREE.  ATTENDEES RESPONSIBLE                         FOR ANY FOOD OR EXTRA […]

The HDL Version of Wild Card Rounds

October 4, 2018

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PLAY-OFF MADNESS MLB has their Wild Card Play-in games that match teams with identical records or records that are close enough to be considered “good enough.” Interesting that 2 of the HDL 4 team were also named MLB teams playing HDL “Wild Card” games. (A’s and Dodgers) So what does that have to do with […]

Votes Cast for Annual Awards and New Officers

October 2, 2018

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Best Participation Ever!   Every year the HDL encourages HDL players to cast their choices for Gold Glove Award winners and Most Valuable Players. In years past player participation is sometimes disappointing.  This year, thanks to strong leadership from Team Managers, the voting forms were completed and turned in.  Since the HDL will be continuing […]

2018 Hitting & Pitching Statistics

September 20, 2018

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Just in time for voting! Here is the latest Hitting and Pitching statistics that players can use to determine best player for MVP and Gold Glove awards. Ballot Voting sheets will be distributed on Sunday September 23rd. Bookmark this link to help you rank your selections. NOTE:  THIS SUMMARY DOES NOT INCLUDE GAMES PLAYED DURING […]

This is What it’s All About!

September 19, 2018

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Opening Round Madness Last Sunday As anticipated, all 4 HDL teams were ready to play (with who they had). No team conceded anything to their opponent.  Each game was shaped by each pitch that was delivered. The outcome of each pitch created baseball drama as all team members watched or reacted as the defensive players […]

Regular Season Recap

September 13, 2018

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Are you ready for some more BASEBALL!!   It’s Thursday (9/13).  The HDL Post Season Play-off brackets were rained out last Sunday (9/9) so games will re-schedule to this Sunday, 9/16/2018.   So now that the week off is behind us, I would like to make a few comments about the 2018 season. I have […]