Detroit PAL baseball champions crowned
By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen
Another season of baseball has passed in the Detroit Police Athletic League. Despite the wet weather throughout the summer, Detroit PAL managed to complete the majority of their games (about 50), make it through playoffs and crown five new baseball champions for 2013.
The 2013 Detroit PAL Baseball Championships were played at Crowell Field this past weekend on Detroit’s northwest side. This year’s champions were: The Woodbridge Eagles (10 and under competitive), The Nationals (10 and under recreation), Detroit Braves (12 and under competitive), The Yankees (12 and under recreation) and the Padres (14 and under). The 18 and under championship will be played Aug. 10.
Richard Reznik, baseball commissioner of Detroit PAL, said he’s very appreciative of this year’s sponsors who helped Detroit PAL run and operate this season’s baseball league: DTE Energy, Detroit Tigers Foundation, Ford Motor Company and Orchard Children Services. He also credits the hard work of the Detroit PAL staff and hundreds of volunteers for making the games possible.
2013 Detroit PAL Baseball Champions
Willie Mays Division (10 and under competitive)
Woodbridge Eagles 15, Detroit Braves 0
Eagles Coach: Bobby Bell
Rookie Division (10 and under recreation)
The Nationals 15, Woodbridge Eagles 0
Nationals Coach: Marcus Norwood
Pee Wee Reese Division (12 and under competitive)
Detroit Braves 12, D-Town Tigers 1
Braves Coach: Garrett Street
Junior Division (12 and under recreation)
Detroit Yankees, score N/A
Yankees Coach: Anthony Forbes
Sandy Koufax Division (14 and under)
Padres 17, Ligers 0
Padres Coach: Leon McKissic