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Padavan Preller Field Complex

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Tournament Participants will receive a Tee-Shirt & Team Batting Cage Time

Tournament Champions: We will pay the tournament fee (up to $550) for any future tournament

The Padavan-Preller Field Complex as pictured is the home of the HBQVB Athletic Association, and the Baseball Orioles travel program.

The Complex is located at 236-02 Hillside Avenue in Bellerose. We are located right off the Cross Island Parkway on the Queens/Nassau border in New York

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
on the Montclair State University Campus

Not only is it time for a brand-new baseball season, it’s time to find out the value of your oldies and goodies.

On Saturday, April 5, “America’s Roadshow” – a version of the PBS staple Antiques Roadshow – will be appearing at the Museum from 12 noon to 4 p.m., with experts from Robert Edward Auctions on hand to provide appraisals for up to three memorabilia items.

One of the world’s leading specialty auction houses, Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is devoted exclusively to rare baseball cards, memorabilia, and Americana.

James Spence Authentication (JSA) will also be on hand to authenticate and certify signed items related to sports, history and pop culture.

The appraisal service is free (three items per person) with regular admission to the Museum. For more info, call (973) 655-2378.

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How To Do Everything in Baseball: With Former All-Star Outfielder Bob Watson

Matthew Orso, April 17, 2014

In the next installment of our “Pro Tips for Kids” series, I sat down with former Yankees' outfielder Bob Watson to discuss all things baseball! Watson began his Major League career in 1966 as a member of the Houston Astros. He made his Major League debut at the age of 20 and spent most of the next four seasons going back and forth from the Minors to the Majors. Watson became a regular in t...
Top Five Predictions for the 2020 Season

Matt Nadel, March 28, 2014

Given the announcement of Derek Jeter’s retirement after this season, one can conclude that he will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. Along with that, I believe there could be some other major MLB events in 2020. Here are my top five: #5: Mike Trout Wins his first MVP Award: In the past two years, Mike Trout has finished second in the AL MVP race, both times to Miguel Ca...
Final Year for the Captain, Derek Jeter: By Nakeem Grant

Staff Writer, March 22, 2014

New Yorkers and baseball fans alike were stunned last month when Derek Jeter announced that this year will be his last season in the majors. With this, it’s only right to reminisce about all of the great moments that he has given us, where he ranks among the all-time greats, and what he will leave behind in terms of his legacy. Since his rookie season back in 1996, Jeter has been nothing...
Coaches Select Top-100 for 2014

Matthew Orso, March 21, 2014

Click here to see the 2014 Coaches Select Top-100 Photo Gallery Baseball defines each and every generation differently. The way Ty Cobb played the game differed from the way Ted Williams played the game.  Walter Johnson had to pitch under different circumstances than Randy Johnson. No one thought another center fielder would play the position with more grace and elegance than the great Yank...

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Pro Tips for Kids: with former Padres' Pinch Hitter Mark Sweeney

Matthew Orso, January 31, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with Mark Sweeney, perhaps the greatest pinch hitter in baseball history, to discuss all things baseball! Sweeney was drafted in the 9th round of the 1991 MLB draft by the California Angels. After a few seasons in the minor leagues, he would go on to make his Major League debut on August 4th, 1995 for the St. Louis Cardinals. S...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Yankees' Outfielder Billy Sample

Matthew Orso, January 30, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Yankees' outfielder Billy Sample to discuss all things baseball! Sample was drafted in 10th round of the 1976 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers. He spent two seasons in the minor leagues before coming up to the Major Leagues during the 1978 season. Despite playing only eight games that season at the MLB level, Sa...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Yankees' Pitcher Chase Wright

Matthew Orso, January 29, 2014

Chase Wright was born on February 8th, 1983 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Growing up, Wright would always tag along with his older brother. “My brother is my idol because growing up, we were so close,” said Wright. “We played the same sports together growing up and were always together.” Wright, as a child, and his family vacationed in Arlen to watch Texas Rangers play. The Rangers wer...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Cardinals' Pitcher Eric Rasmussen

Matthew Orso, January 29, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Cardinals' pitcher Eric Rasmussen to discuss all things baseball!   Rasmussen was drafted in the 32nd round of the 1973 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. It's rare for a 32nd round pick to last in professional baseball, let alone make the Major Leagues. However Rasmussen proved doubters wrong and made it to th...
How to be a Pitcher: with former New York Yankee Steve Karsay

Matthew Orso, January 27, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with Steve Karsay to discuss all things baseball.   What defines a champion? Is it the amount of World Series rings that they have on their hands? Or is it the heart and passion that fuels their drive for the game? I believe the second choice outweighs the first considerably. As a pitcher in the Big Leagues, Steve Karsay was...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former New York Mets' first baseman Mike Jacobs

Matthew Orso, January 27, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Mets' first baseman Mike Jacobs to discuss all things baseball! Jacobs had a long road to the Major Leagues, being taken in the 38th round of the 1999 MLB Draft by the Mets. He spent five seasons in the Minor Leagues before making his Major League debut on August 21st, 2005. Jacobs hit a pinch hit, three-run home ru...

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The Best Single Person Baseball Drills: By Matthew T. Barrett

Staff Writer, March 20, 2014

Welcome to Mid-March in the amateur baseball season. The days are longer, and the Sun is shining brighter. For many middle-school and high-school athletes across New Jersey, tryout season is over and it’s time to prepare for the regular season. The next few weeks until opening day can be the most important days of the season. It’s when players develop habits and tendencies that are difficult t...
Tommy John speaks on Godfather of Tommy John surgery: Dr. Frank Jobe dies at 88 (EXCLUSIVE)

Matthew Orso, March 7, 2014

(Editor's Note: This article was first featured for Sports World News, written by Matthew Orso.  Below is the link.) Dr. Frank Jobe, the man who performed the first “Tommy John” surgery, passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 88. “He w...
Long Island Baseball Magazine Radio Show: Saturday at Noon

Matthew Orso, February 22, 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 22, Long Island Baseball Magazine will be hosting a live radio show from Bethpage in Long Island. We will be interviewing the Top 100 high school baseball players out of Long Island, along with analysis of the upcoming season.  The show will last from Noon-2:p.m. Make sure you join us! The link to the show is below!
Perfect Timing

Joe Nardini, February 11, 2014

Roger Mischel, Queensborough Community College (QCC) Head Baseball Coach, could not have timed it any better. Over his 7 years as a Division 3 Junior College coach at QCC, plus 5 years in summer ball, he has wanted to stage his own travel baseball tournament and give kids the opportunity to play at a well-organized, competitive venue in the New York area. For Coach Roger and his players, there’s...

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Baseball's Greatest Matchups that will Never Happen!

Matthew Orso, February 5, 2014

Eras divide baseball in more ways than one. Beyond statistics and debates, fans crave match ups that cannot exist due to the gates of time. However, these match ups do take form in the hearts and minds of fans who dream them up. Long Island Baseball Magazine will count down the top five pitcher-batter match ups in baseball history that have never happened, even though fans would like to see them h...
John Burns: Baseball Now and Beyond!

Matthew Orso, February 4, 2014

Hard work does indeed pay off for John Burns. Burns, featured on Long Island Baseball Magazine's website in September, has announced his decision to sign with Lincoln University and continue his baseball career at the collegiate level. “It felt good to go back home in a way,” said Burns, who was born in Philadelphia, but raised in Virginia. “So it's great to be back home.” Burns, a se...
Pinstripe Mania: From the Internet to the Yankees and Beyond!

Matthew Orso, January 28, 2014

Pinstripe Mania is the Facebook home of the greatest Yankee family in the world. Yes you read that right; family. Just ask Beth Cocca, the group's founder and lead administrator. “Our group is made to have that family feel,” said Cocca. “We are all kind and respectful of one another and we all share one common love; the New York Yankees.” Pinstripe Mania is the only 24/7 facebook group...
How to be the Best: with former Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone

Matthew Orso, January 26, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Braves' pitching coach Leo Mazzone to discuss all things baseball! Mazzone began his coaching career in 1978, as manager of the Kinston Eagles of the Carolina League. He then became a coach in the Braves' organization prior to the 1979 season. Before becoming a Major League coach, Mazzone admits he had to learn abou...

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How to be a Baseball Player: with former Mets' Pitcher Brian Bannister

Matthew Orso, January 25, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Mets' pitcher Brian Bannister to discuss all things baseball. Bannister has baseball in his blood, being the son of former all-star pitcher Floyd Bannister. He used the skills crafted from his father's teachings and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Mets. However before being drafted, Bannist...
How to be a Closer: with former all-star Gary Lavelle

Matthew Orso, January 24, 2014

In the next installment of our pro tips for kids series, I sat down with former Giants' closer to discuss all things baseball. Lavelle pitched thirteen seasons in the Major Leagues, primarily with the San Francisco Giants. He is the Giants' all-time leader saves and was a two-time National League all-star. (1977, 1983) "My favorite career moment was pitching in the 1977 all-star game at Yankee S...
How to play Defense: with St. Louis Cardinals' Outfielder Jon Jay

Matthew Orso, January 20, 2014

In the next installment of our pro tips for kids series, I sat down with St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder Jon Jay, to discuss all things baseball. Jay was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. He made his Major League debut with the team on April 26th 2010 against the Atlanta Braves, striking out in his only at bat. He rebounded and had a great ro...
Baseball with Matt: Ted Williams Edition

Matt Nadel, January 20, 2014

Hey baseball fans! There is a huge debate that is still going on today over who is the greatest hitter that ever lived. There are many players in the running, like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, and so many more. However, I think the man who is actually nicknamed “The Greatest Hitter That Ever Lived” is also in the running for this prestigious honor. Who is this yo...

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Report: Former New York Yankee Jerry Coleman has died

Matthew Orso, January 6, 2014

According to the San Diego Padres, Hall of Fame Broadcaster and former New York Yankees' second baseman Jerry Coleman has passed at the age of 89. Born on September 14, 1924 in San Jose, California, Jerry Coleman spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees from 1949-1957, hitting .263 while playing spotless second base. He was named an American League all-star and voted World Series MVP in 195...
The State of Baseball: What should be the fate of Alex Rodriguez?

Matthew Orso, January 4, 2014

The man once destined to be a legend; baseball's savior against the steroid era, has found no such grace over the last few months. Alex Rodriguez. His name alone brought fear to opposing pitchers. A mere seven years ago, Rodriguez was considered the most fearsome hitter in baseball. Can fans recall 2007, the year where baseballs looked liked beach balls to Rodriguez? His 54 home runs and 156 RB...
How to be a World Series Champion: with former All-Star Keith Foulke

Matthew Orso, January 1, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Red Sox closer Keith Foulke to discuss all things baseball. Foulke made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants on May 21, 1997 and would soon become one of baseball's most feared closers. However he would start eight games in his rookie season. For Foulke, the transition from starter to reliever wasn't...
Ask The Ump Special Feature Locked In: The Plate Mechanic Myth By Roland Wiederaenders

Staff Writer, December 30, 2013

Publisher's Note: CBP reprises this article, originally appearing in the Winter 2004 edition of “Officials' Quarterly,” for it's common sense approach to umpiring behind home plate, particularly working at the youth league level. The skills, mechanics and philosophy the author discusses are timeless and thus relevant to game applications today. At the time of its first publication, the article...

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