You've reached the website of the Al Thomas Baseball Club, the defending back to back champions of the Yawkey Amateur Baseball League.
The YBL is one of the strongest amateur baseball leagues in New England, consisting of 7-10 teams in and around the city of Boston.
The Yawkey League has grown in talent, organization and integrity over the years. More and more all-star collegiate and professional players have made the YBL their home, creating an environment of exciting, competitive baseball, while revolutionizing the reputation of the league.
In 2014, the YBL proved it could hang with the big boys by winning the Eastern MA All Star Classic, besting the three other major amateur programs in the area, the Boston Park, Intercity and Cranberry Leagues. And it won the coveted title again in 2017 and 2019! The YBL is also very proud of its long-standing relationship with the Boston Red Sox, with hundreds of YBL players having been afforded the opportunity to play an all-star game at Boston's most historic ball park. Forty-two Al Thomas players have earned the honor of playing at Fenway over the years.
Originally based in Milton and on the South Shore, the team has branched out over the years to include players from all areas. Many colleges have been represented on this team, including Boston College, Framingham St., Bowdoin, Bentley, Babson, Curry, Holy Cross, UMass Lowell, Harvard, Massasoit, Bridgewater St., Salem St., Fairfield, Wheaton College, Nichols, Westfield St., Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, Bryant, Northeastern, Boston University, Providence, Suffolk, Assumption, UVM, U Maine, Springfield College, Tufts, Wentworth, URI and many more. We play a 28-32-game schedule, followed by a championship playoff tournament. We benefit from top-level SSUA umpires and a fierce competition level.
2023 marks the 43nd season for the Al Thomas Club. The team began rebuilding again in 2018, as many of its players moved on to other baseball or business endeavors, and it found a number of great athletes around which to build. Longtime player and manager Joe O'Hara came out of retirement in 2018 to take the helm once again and celebrated his 40th year with the team in 2022. Anyone interested in playing or coaching can contact team Manager/President/GM Joe O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org .