Tuesday, 4/15 Games Rescheduled
Wet grounds and unusually cold spring weather have forced postponement of all Tuesday, April 15th SLYB games in all divisions.
Rescheduling is as follows:
Exact starting times for games on this date will be determined later:
Rays vs Tigers and Nationals vs Orioles.
Please continue to monitor our site and/or our Facebook page for any additional updates.
Former SLYB Player’s Family Can Use Assistance Following Diagnosis
Trent Martin, who went through the South Lexington Youth Baseball program through his 12-year-old season when he played for the Major League Reds in 2005, was very recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
A donation fund has been established in Trent’s name at Chase Bank – Palomar location, to help with medical expenses.
Trent is a 2011 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
The family appreciates all the concerns shown during the past week and will sincerely appreciate any donations which can be made to Trent’s medical fund at Chase Bank.
Fundraising Card Incentive !!!
SLYB only has 250 fundraising cards left.
For every 10 additional cards sold, you will get your name in a raffle for a $50 Dick’s gift certificate.
Contact Dale Hamlin at 859-433-4139 ASAP for additional cards.
While supplies last – first come, first serve – and drawing will be held on April 12th after all money is collected.
SLYB will use RainedOut to inform you about
cancelled events, changed plans, new directions, and more.
RainedOut delivers our urgent alerts to you as a text message and/or email.
* Save time and gas
* Be prepared, in the right place and on time
* Have the right equipment
* Also, these updates will appear on www.slyb.org, and our Facebook (SLYB) & Twitter (@SLYBKY) pages
Just follow these simple steps:
1) Click on any of the RainedOut links on this page
2) Then enter your phone number and/or email (yes, you can receive both text & email notifications),
3) Enter the “validation code” received by phone and/or email,
4) Then subscribe to any of the Divisions and Teams you want notifications from,
…and you are ready to go… Play Ball !!!
Join South Lexington Youth Baseball on Saturday, April 26th to
STRIKE OUT HUNGER
Drop off canned foods and other non-perishable foods in the blue barrel located near the concession stand.
Please show donated foods to any concession stand worker before dropping them in the barrel.
For every 5 items donated, get a FREE small soda from the concession stand.
All food will be donated to God’s Pantry.
For extra SLYB-exclusive savings, click here:
SLYB Long-Time Service Honorees:
Three individuals who have combined more than 100 years of service to South Lexington Youth Baseball were honored at the Major League closing ceremony last week with the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards and additional honors, as announced by SLYB President, Stephen Day.
Two Major League managers and one individual from the administrative side were the honorees. Besides the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the president announced that three of SLYB Fields at Shillito Park would be named in their honor. Also, the trio was inducted July 11 into the East Kentucky Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.
First, Major League White Sox manager Carl Peel was recognized for his 43 years of service to SLYB, starting in the 1970s as a Minor League coach and soon being named the White Sox Major League manager, where he still remains.
Going forward, what has been called Field #1, will be named Peel Field.
Next, the league honored Cardinals’ Manager Donnie Warner, who began with SLYB in 1979 and besides his numerous Cardinals’ championship teams, Warner was Manager of SLYB All-Star teams in 1992 and 2001 which captured Cal Ripken/Major 60 World Series championships.
Field #4 now becomes Warner Field.
Fittingly, the White Sox and Cardinals each won their respective divisions in 2013 and reached the finals of the Major League tournament, with the Cardinals victorious in the championship game.
From the administrative side, the league recognized Logan Bailey, whose SLYB service dates to 1975 and includes two terms as President, numerous positions on the Board of Directors, and serving in several other capacities including Coach, along with league consulting and advisory capacities. He also represents SLYB in hosting the Blue Grass State Games.
Field #2 now becomes known as Bailey Field.