March 2020: Welcome!! We love that you’re a member of the Roy Hobbs Baseball Family!
Baseball is in our blood; and the infield dirt, the smell of the grass and the crack of the bat fuel us and drive us to consume more. More time on the field. More equipment. More news and stories. More – well, you get the idea. So, take a few minutes to discover all that’s new in YOUR family. And thanks for your time and patronage of Roy Hobbs
COVID-19 : HOW IS IT IMPACTING ROY HOBBS BASEBALL AND OUR EVENTS?
A letter to our patrons and sponsors from RHBB President, Tom Giffen:
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SUNSHINE CLASSIC PARTICIPANTS FOR MAKING OUR 2020 TOURNAMENT A GREAT SUCCESS!
Schedules and results can be viewed using this link: https://royhobbs.com/sunshine-classic/schedules
*NOTE: The 70+ Division of the Sunshine Classic scheduled for March 26-29th HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns for the health of our players amid the COVID-19 virus crisis.
2020 SPRING DINGER CANCELED
After serious discussion about the ability to hold this event within the newest guidelines for COVID-19 safety precautions, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Spring Dinger. We are already looking ahead to 2021 for this event, and thanks to the incredible interest in this tournament, are planning to expand the dates to include more teams. So this event will most surely be back!
We ask that all players who have already made reservations in Asheville please call and cancel their reservations as a courtesy to our host hotels.
Our sincere thanks to the Michigan Red Sox, New Bern Bears, Wright Field Reds, Huntsville Stars, Clearwater Crusaders, Pittsburgh, Richmond Riverdogs, Carolina Thunder, Asheville Sox, Carolina Rockies, Tennessee Dirtbags and Atlanta Astros for their patronage and hope that y’all plan to participate next year.
Gateway City Baseball Bash 2020
We are looking ahead to our Gateway City Baseball Bash in the St. Louis, MO area over Memorial Day Weekend. We are experiencing some field availability issues, virus-related closings and therefore we need to get a feel for how many teams have interest in attending this event.
The dates are May 23, 24 & 25 (Sat, Sun, Mon) and fields in use would be located in IL and MO, within a 20 minute drive of downtown St. Louis. At this time we have not finalized all the field locations, but we are still working on that.
We hope that we will get back into a stadium this year. There will be a single division (60+), even number of teams and the number of fields we can get will determine the number of teams we can accept.
Please let us know if you are interested in entering a team this Memorial Day weekend by emailing Rob Giffen (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
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HERE’S THE RHBB BUZZ THIS MONTH
PITCH & HIT CLUB OF CHICAGO HONORS OAK LAWN ROY HOBBS MEMBERS AND HALL OF FAMERS
On Sunday, January 26th the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago payed tribute to The Chicagoland Roy Hobbs Baseball League and all of the RH National Hall of Fame Members at the TInley Park Convention Center. League Commissioner Roger Laurella, Jack DeHeer, Joe Monari, Vito Ruscio, Marty Stanczyk, Frank Murphy, Dominick Catinella and Bob Dearth were honored.
SOUTH KOREAN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL COMES TO FT. MYERS!
Roy Hobbs had the opportunity to be part of an exciting debut in the Ft. Myers baseball world this February and March as the Kia Tigers of the KBO League (Korean Baseball Organization) chose to hold Spring Training in SW Florida after previous years in Arizona. Terry Park hosted 90+ players, managers, interpreters, umpires and other organization honchos on the fields and in the locker room as they prepared for their 2020 season. Managed this year by former MLB Cleveland Indians player, Matt Williams, the Kia Tigers hold 11 championships out of 18 years of KBO play.
Although some of the customs and the language differed from ours, on the field it’s 100% American Baseball rules and talent! Great to be a part of it as well as to observe and we hope they choose to come back next year!
“SENIOR BASEBALL IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SWFL”
According to a recent blog post we found on our Dugout FB page from ‘What’s Up SWFL’ , it’s Roy Hobbs Baseball! We’re a prominent force when it comes to Adult Amateur Baseball in and around Ft. Myers. www.whatsupswfl.com
WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR HELP WITH ACCOMMODATIONS IN SW FLORIDA FOR THE WORLD SERIES OR SUNSHINE CLASSIC, LOOK NO FURTHER!
Let RHBB and the Lee County Sports Organizing Committee help you get that taken care of! Click below for the SOC link.
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A Line Up Card of our scheduled events that can keep you on the field all year!
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What’s ours? Baseball, sure…but we’re also invested in Challenger Baseball and the Fight Against Cancer!
WATCH FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 TO OPEN IN APRIL!
Some guys have a different view of the Game. We know our RHUA Umps like to be in on the calls we’re making at our events. View our updated RHUA page and keep yourselves up-to-date on our rules, opportunities and more.
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A list of teammates who have departed this life but are with us in spirit.
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The crack of a bat; the smell of freshly mowed grass in the outfield; the pop of the ball in your glove. You found it again as an adult in Roy Hobbs Baseball. So if you know someone who’s still sitting in the stands get them back on the field. Send them our newsletter and tell them Roy has a spot on his roster.