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Garden City Bombers News

Garden City to Play Harlem Black Yankees

The Garden City Bombers baseball club and the Harlem Black Yankees travel baseball teams will play each other for the first time Saturday Aug. 22. Opening ceremonies at Community Park commence on field 2 at 6:30 p.m. This is the first contest between the elite team from Manhattan or versus, a Garden City team. 

The Bombers are also announcing tryouts for Garden City residents who wish to play in this All-Star game, and the fall season 16U, 13U, 12U, and also announced that formation of a new 10U team. The team that will play the Harlem Black Yankees is the 13U team, for boys no older than 13 years old on May 1, 2010.

“We heard that Garden City has a storied baseball tradition,” said Joe Morgan, manager of the Harlem Black Yankees.

“We are excited to host the game between our kids,” said Kevin Buhse, a director of the Garden City Bombers Club. “New York is the place baseball was invented, and the New York metro area is one in which baseball remains the most popular sport. Both our communities are passionate about the game.”

The Bombers organization has selected Ken Marchisella, the varsity baseball coach from Christ the King High School, to coach the Garden City All-Star team playing against Harlem. Other Garden City coaches will include Joe Rocco, a batting instructor with the renowned Doyle Baseball School (Florida) and former college coach Lou Santos of Diamond Pros.

Travel Baseball Team Fall Tryouts

The Bombers will hold a combined tryout for this All-Star travel team, as well as its other fall travel teams (16U, 13U and 12U, 10U) on the following dates:

Wednesday  8/12 and Thursday, 8/13 at St. Paul’s (6 p.m.)

Wednesday  8/19 and Thursday, 8/20 at St. Paul’s (6 p.m.)

(Note that the 7U travel team is already full).

To be eligible to play in this game, a player must be no older than 13 years old as of next May 1, 2010. The team that will be playing the Harlem Black Yankees is the one that will then become a 13U team for the fall season. This team will play its last game on a 60-foot field at the Aug. 22 HBY game, and afterwards will move up to play in a 13U fall baseball season of Sunday Doubleheaders in September and October on 90-foot fields. To be eligible to play on the 16U travel team, a player must be no older than 16 as of next May 1, 2010. Likewise to play on the 12U travel team, a player must be no older than 12 as of next May 1, 2010. For more information about the tryouts or Garden City Bombers travel baseball, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 637-8644.