After a fantastic seasin in which the A's fell just short of a championship, the team is looking forward to some well-earned recognition at the YBL Banquet on December 13 at the IBEW Hall in Dorchester.
Former all star outfielder Joe Clancy heads the list of honorees from the Al Thomas Club, as he will be inducted into the league Hall of Fame. A speedy, Gold Glove outfielder, "Clance" appeared in 5 all star games, including 2 at Fenway Park, to go along with his career .343 average.
The team will share Franchise of the Year honors with the Somerville Alibrandi Club, as well as earning a division and championship crown. First-year skipper John Kostas has been named Manager of the Year, while Willie Archibald has earned Pitcher of the Year accolades. Matt Lavasseur was named to the All-Rookie team, while James Katsiroubas won a Gold Glove for third base. Freddi Carrera will pick up a Silver Slugger Award for the outfield. President/GM Joe O'Hara will be given the Joan Tarpey Skinner Excellence in Service Award.
The A's are chomping at the bit to get back to action to finish the job in 2015. Anyone interested in trying out for the team can contact Joe O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org.