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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Youth Sports
Batter Up! Kids hit the field for Opening Day
Donovan Berthoud/Herald
Members of the Rays and Yankees, Valley Stream Baseball League coaches and officials and politicians celebrated the league’s 71st Opening Day on Saturday afternoon at Firemen’s Field. Standing third from left were Valley Stream Deputy Village Clerk Rich DeAngelis, Leg. Carrie Solages, Trustee John Turfarelli, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Valley Stream Baseball League President Bob Inzerillo, Mayor Ed Fare, Justice Robert Bogle, Deputy Mayor Dermond Thomas and Town of Hempstead Councilman James Darcy. Sitting from center, Trustee Virginia Clavin-Higgins, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and Leg. Fran Becker.

Under sunny skies and on top of a freshly groomed diamond, hundreds of children, parents and coaches came out last Saturday afternoon to kick off the 71st season in the Valley Stream Baseball League.

The bleachers at Firemen’s Field were brimming with eager onlookers as Bob Inzerillo, the league’s president welcomed everyone to the Opening Day ceremony. This year, the league has more than 400 players on 33 intra-league and travel teams.

Several locally elected politicians also celebrated the occasion and Mayor Ed Fare threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Games began on Saturday and will continue throughout June.

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