Minuteman Baseball League


The
Minuteman Baseball League is a Spring and Summer League for players of ages 13-16 in the towns of Acton-Boxborough, Ayer, Bolton, Concord, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dunstable, Groton, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Lincoln, Wayland, Westborough and Westford.

2017 marks the 21st season of the Minuteman Baseball League, a recreational baseball league for players of ages 13 through 16. The league began in 1996 with teams from Maynard, Sudbury, and Wayland, and then expanded to include Westford in 1998, Concord-Carlisle in 1999, Weston in 2001, Acton-Boxborough in 2005, Littleton in 2006,Wellesley in 2007,  Bolton in 2008, Ayr/Shirley, Hudson and Groton/Dunstable in 2010, Chelmsford in 2014 and Marlborough in 2015.

As a result of our continued expansion, the Minuteman Baseball League includes more than 50 teams, providing an exciting baseball program for over 600 young ballplayers in our area. That's a huge increase over time, as we have progressed from 12 teams with 160 players in our first year (1996) to 50+ teams and 600 players in 2014. Clearly we are meeting our primary objective of keeping young teens enthusiastic about baseball as they master the transition from the smaller Little League diamond to the Major League-sized diamond. The variety and excitement of competing against teams from other towns has been an important ingredient in our success, but an additional byproduct has been the development of exciting in-town rivalries, as players and parents anticipate the opportunity to compete against friends and neighbors.

The spring season of 2017 will be comprised of the Minuteman League which is for 13 to 16-year old players as defined in our rules.

During 2017, the Minuteman League will play 3 rounds of regular season play on weekends. An attempt will be made to schedule games against teams of comparable ability throughout the regular season.  All teams are eligible to participate in a round of post-season playoffs.

This summer we expect to sponsor the 12th  season of the Minuteman Baseball Summer League. This summer program, which included 19 teams in 2016, provides a summer recreational baseball opportunity for the 13 to 16 year-old players who are not selected for their towns’ competitive travel teams. Games usually begin the 3rd week of June, with each team playing twice per week on weeknights and end the first or second week of August with a single elimination tournament of all teams. Our spring league rules apply, with a few modifications.

We hope you'll enjoy your participation in the Minuteman League. If you have any comments or suggestions, please share them with your town's director so that we can continue to improve. Also, please take the time to thank the many volunteers whose efforts have made this program possible.

Now, let's play ball and have some fun!! 

 


MINUTEMAN BASEBALL LEAGUE HISTORY

First game: Saturday, April 27, 1996 @ 9:30-
        Sudbury Diamondbacks 12, Sudbury Cardinals 10
First hit: Adam Taranto, Sudbury Cardinals, singled to right field on game's first pitch.
        (Note: Adam was the starting shortstop on the 2001 Lincoln-Sudbury varsity)

1996 top four seeds: Sudbury Mariners 11-2, Maynard Royals 11-2, Sudbury Braves 9-4,
        Maynard Brewers 8-5
1996 Championship game: Maynard Royals 1, Sudbury Cardinals 0

1997 top four seeds: Sudbury Mariners 14-1, Sudbury Cardinals 13-2, Maynard Twins 13-2,
        Maynard Red Sox 11-4
1997 Championship game: Sudbury Cardinals 13, Sudbury Mariners 10 (10 inn.)

1998 top four seeds: Maynard Twins 10-2, Maynard Brewers 8-2, Sudbury Astros 9-3,
        Maynard A's 9-3
1998 Gold Championship game: Maynard Twins 4, Maynard A's 0
1998 Bronze Championship game: Wayland Dodgers over Sudbury Diamondbacks

1999 top four seeds: Sudbury Astros 12-1-1, Maynard Twins 11-3, Sudbury Dodgers 10-3-1,
        Sudbury Mariners 10-4
1999 Gold Championship game: Sudbury Astros 13, Sudbury Dodgers 1
1999 Silver Championship game: Maynard Brewers 2, Sudbury Mariners 1
1999 Bronze Championship game: Sudbury Cardinals 9, Westford Red Sox 7

2000 top four seeds: Sudbury Braves 12-2, Maynard Brewers 10-2, Sudbury Mariners 10-4,
        Sudbury Astros 10-4
2000 Platinum Championship game: Sudbury Mariners 6, Sudbury Cardinals 5 (8 inn.)
2000 Gold Championship game: Maynard Twins 12, Concord-Carlisle Rangers 1
2000 Silver Championship game: Concord-Carlisle Cubs 8 , Concord-Carlisle Orioles 4
2000 Bronze Championship game: Wayland Padres 12 , Westford D'Backs 11

2001 top four seeds: Sudbury Braves 13-1, Sudbury Diamondbacks 9-3-1,
        Maynard Twins 10-4, Sudbury Cardinals 10-4
2001 Platinum Championship game: Sudbury Braves 12, Sudbury D'Backs 3
2001 Gold Championship game: Sudbury Astros 14, Sudbury Mariners 8
2001 Silver Championship game: Sudbury A's 1, Westford Tigers 0
2001 Titanium Championship: rainout; Wayland Red Sox and Wayland Marlins co-champs
2001 Bronze Championship game: Wayland Padres 5 , Maynard Brewers 2

2002 top four seeds: Weston Red Sox 9-2-1, Sudbury White Sox 10-3, Maynard Athletics 10-3, Sudbury Astros 10-4
2002 Platinum Championship game: Sudbury Athletics 4, Concord-Carlisle Phillies 1
2002 Gold Championship game: Westford Brewers 9, Sudbury Mariners 2
2002 Silver Championship game: Sudbury Tigers 9, Wayland Dodgers 3
2002 Titanium Championship: Concord-Carlisle Cardinals 11, Maynard Tigers 9
2002 Bronze Championship game: Westford Twins 9, Westford Red Sox 6

2003 top four seeds: Sudbury Tigers 11-2, Sudbury Giants 11-2, Wayland Dodgers 10-2, Weston Red Sox 10-2
2003 Platinum Championship game:
Wayland Dodgers (3), Weston Red Sox (2)

2003 Gold Championship game: Westford Tigers (13), Wayland Padres (4)
2003 Silver Championship game:
Sudbury Mariners (8), Wayland Orioles (7)
2003 Titanium Championship:
Westford Athletics (15), Concord-Carlisle Diamondbacks (2)
2003 Bronze Championship game:
Wayland Red Sox (6), Westford Diamondbacks (5)

2004 top four seeds: Sudbury Giants 12-2, Concord-Carlisle Cardinals 12-2,
Weston Rockies 10-3, Maynard Twins 9-3
2004 Henry Aaron Championship Game:
Weston Rockies 7, Sudbury Giants 3
2004 Barry Bonds Championship Game:
Sudbury Tigers 6, Concord-Carlisle Mariners 5
2004 Willie Mays Championship Game:
Sudbury Dodgers 5, Weston Red Sox 3
2004 Frank Robinson Championship Game:
Maynard Diamondbacks 9, Sudbury Reds 3
2004 Mark McGwire Championship Game:
Westford Tigers 6, Westford Diamondbacks 3
2004 Harmon Killebrew Championship Game:
Sudbury Brewers 11, Concord-Carlisle Athletics 3

2004 Summer League Championships
Division 1: Reading 9, Maynard Twins 8
Division 2: Framingham#3 9, Maynard Brewers 3
Division 3: Westford#1 12, Westford#3 11
Division 4: Concord-Carlisle#2 2, Wayland#2 1

2005 Spring League Championships
2005 Henry Aaron Division: Sudbury Giants 4, Westford Tigers 0
2005 Barry Bonds Division:
Weston Rockies 6, Sudbury D'Backs 4
2005 Willie Mays Division:
Maynard D'Backs 6, A-B Teal 3
2005 Frank Robinson Division:
Weston Braves 1, C-C Athletics 0
2005 Mark McGwire Division:
A-B Gray 4, Maynard Twins 2
2005 Sammy Sosa Division:
Maynard Tigers 6, Wayland Marlins 5
2005 Harmon Killebrew Division:
A-B Red 3, Sudbury Nationals 2

2005 Summer League Championships
Division 1:
AB Colonials 9,  Reading Red 3
Division 2:
AB Blue 5,  Maynard Brewers 4
Division 3:
Maynard Tigers 16,  Wayland 2  0
Division 4:
Sudbury 3  10,    Westford Black  9
Division 5:
Westford White 12,   Westford Maroon 11

2006 Spring League Championships
Henry Aaron Division: Westford Tigers 5, Littleton Navy 3
Barry Bonds Division:
A-B Navy 3, Weston Red Sox 2
Willie Mays Division:
Sudbury Blue Jays 5, Conc-Carl Rockies 4
Frank Robinson Division:
Wayland Athletics 3, AB-Gray 1
Mark McGwire Division:
Sudbury Brewers 5, Maynard Tigers 2
Sammy Sosa Division:
A-B Maroon 4, Westford Red Sox 1
Harmon Killebrew Division:
Weston Cardinals 7, Wayland Red Sox 5

2006 Summer League Championships
Division 1: 
AB Blue    7,          CC 2   5
Division 2: 
Wayland 1   5,       AB Colonials   4
Division 3: 
Sudbury 2 - 17,      Sudbury 1   12
Division 4:
 Wayland 2   12,     Westford Black/AB Gold    5

2007 Minuteman "World Series" Champions
Sudbury Rangers - American League Eastern Division
Wayland Cardinals - American League Central Division
Concord-Carlisle Pirates - National League Western Division

2007 Minuteman League Champions:
Sudbury Rangers - American League Eastern Division
Wayland Cardinals - American League Central Division
Wellesley Cardinals - American League Western Division
Maynard Diamondbacks - National League Eastern Division
Acton Boxboro Red - National League Central Division
Concord-Carlisle Pirates - National League Western Division

2007 Patriot League Champion - Littleton Navy Tigers

2007 Minuteman Summer League Champion - Littleton Navy

2008 Minuteman League Champions:
Division I - Westford Athletics
Division II - Weston Red Sox
Division III - Westford Red Sox
Division IV - Littleton Red Tigers
Division V - Wayland Angels

2008 Patriot League Champion - AB Navy

2008 Summer League Champion - Littleton

2009 Minuteman League Champions:
Division 1 - Westford Red Sox
Division 2 - CC Maroon
Division 3 - Maynard Reds
Division 4 - Maynard Brewers

2009 Patriot League Champion - Sudbury Marlins.

2009 Summer League Champion - Lexington Blue

2010 Minuteman League Champions:
Division 1 - Bolton Thunder
Division 2 - Maynard Brewers
Division 3 - Maynard Yankees
Division 4 - Wayland Red Sox

2010 Patriot League Champion - Littleton Tigers

2010 Summer League Champions - Lexington Blue

2011 Minuteman League Champions:
Division 1 - Sudbury Dodgers
Division 2 - Weston Cardinals
Division 3 - Littleton Tigers
Division 4 - Maynard Angels

2011 Patriot League Champion - Sudbury Twins

2011 Summer League Champion - Ayer/Shirley

2012 Minuteman League Champions:
Division 1 - Westford Athletics
Division 2 - Sudbury Rangers
Division 3 - CC Nationals

2012 Patriot League Champion - Sudbury Pirates

2012 Summer League Champions - Ayer/Shirley

2013 Minuteman League Champions:
Division 1 - Westford Athletics
Division 2 - CC Barrett
Division 3 - Maynard Brewers

2013 Patriot League Champion - Sudbury Tigers

2013 Summer League Champions - Bolton

2014 Minuteman League Champions
Division 1 - Westford Athletics
Division 2 - Dunstable Chiefs
Division 3 - Groton Maroon

2014 Patriot League Champion - LS (Lincoln-Sudbury) Navy

2014 Summer League Champions - Bolton

2015 Minuteman League Champions
Division 1 - Westford Athletics
Division 2 - Lincoln Sudbury Navy
Division 3 - Maynard Padres

2015 Summer League Champions - Littleton

2016 Minuteman League Champions
Division 1 - Westford Athletics
Division 2 - Lincoln Sudbury Orange
Division 3 - Acton-Boxboro Knights
Division 4 - Groton-Dunstable Green

2016 Summer League Champions - Southborough