The Rhode Island Baseball Experience

Promoting Rhode Island Baseball Since 1972

“Who the heck is Granny Hamner?  Was he even a real baseball player?” asked TJ who sneakily looked at the bottom of the open compartment.  “That’s your big reveal?  Granny Hamner?  Is he some kind of relative?  Your grandfather perhaps?”  Noel started to giggle and then composed himself.  “Granny Hamner was a professional baseball player, …

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Tyler and TJ took positions on either side of Noel, as he turned the tiny screwdriver with his fingers.  With each rotation, each groove exposed, and every subtle movement of the wooden base holding the trophy’s bottom together, the anticipation grew.  With the case tipped upside down in Noel’s left hand, the final turn was …

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“May I be permitted to see the items in question, Counselor?” asked Noel and directed his question at TJ.  Tyler looked at his son, who was clearly frowning and upset, and nodded his approval.  “I guess so, my Dad has them in the back of his car over there,” answered a rather skeptical TJ, who …

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from my family. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to showcase the great baseball talent on and off the baseball fields of Rhode Island. Every year, I meet so many amazing parents, players, coaches, volunteers, and fans and remain so Thankful for the relationships I have forged. …

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The Abrams felt a ton of civic pride after finishing up a very busy volunteer day at Signal Rock.  After packing up their wheelbarrow, rakes, and other equipment, Tyler went back to the bleachers to retrieve the baseball trophies TJ had landed on.  He found TJ looking at the trophies and reading the inscriptions on …

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Back in the Spring of 1992, I transitioned from a fielder to a pitcher during tryouts at my alma mater, Springfield College. Having always been a first baseman or an outfielder throughout most of my youth and scholastic career, the concept of pitching was quite foreign to me. When I did take the mound, in …

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Tyler Abrams was sitting in his comfortable office chair at his home in North Kingstown when an email popped up on his computer screen.  It was from North Kingstown/Wickford Little League and the email announced a date for their Fall Cleanup Day.  Fall Cleanup Day is an annual volunteer event in North Kingstown, and consists …

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King Philip Little League, located in Bristol, RI embodies everything a youth sports organization aspires to be. KPLL, as they are known in Rhode Island Baseball, has a rich history of amazing volunteers, beautifully maintained baseball fields, and has produced tons and tons of talented baseball players. Over the past few years, I have been …

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Starting this week, temperatures here in Rhode Island have started to plummet into the 20’s and teens. Many baseball fields around the Ocean State have closed up for the winter – tarps are on the field, gates/access doors are locked, signs reading “See you next year.” With so many baseball players, leagues, and organizations now …

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With colder temperatures and field closings abound here in Rhode Island, baseball families are looking towards indoor sports and conditioning facilities. And with the State of Rhode Island imposing new guidelines and restrictions on indoor sports facilities, it is really important for me to inform you, the public, of the great work being done at …

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