Jerry Manuel Foundation returns home
and celebrates 14U championship

Good Day Sacramento - Aug. 12, 2016

Tommy Lasorda Collection Opens at Baseball Heaven

News 12 Long Island - July 29, 2016


Reality is youth athletes are specializing in specific sports

Newsday (NY) - July 29, 2016

Even some of baseball’s elite minds have a divide about if it’s better to specialize or play multiple sports. Former first-round picks and Mets managers Bobby Valentine and Jerry Manuel along with 14-year major leaguer Eric Karros held a discussion before the National Youth Baseball Championships […]   READ MORE

Tommy Lasorda praises Mike Piazza for working to become a Hall of Famer

Newsday (NY) - July 29, 2016

It’s quite the weekend for Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and his now Hall of Fame godson, Mike Piazza. … On Friday, Lasorda was presented with an honorary collection at Yaphank’s Baseball Heaven, which includes baseball cards, videos, pictures, jerseys and championship clippings […]   READ MORE

Watch Carl Crawford’s son make an outstanding diving catch in the sun during the NYBC

MLB.com Cut4 - July 30, 2016

The Crawfords are a prodigious baseball family. … And as he demonstrated during Thursday’s action in the National Youth Baseball Championship tournament, Carl’s son Justin doesn’t fall far from the Gold Glove: […]

Shelton's Connor Jensen pitches in National Championships

Shelton Herald (CT) - Aug. 1, 2016

Connor Jensen from Shelton was the starting pitcher for the East Coast versus the West Coast in the 12U All-Star National Youth Baseball Championships at the Baseball Heaven Sports Complex in Yaphank (N.Y.) on July 29. […]   READ MORE

Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs make some noise at ‘ultimate travel baseball event’

MLive.com (MI) - Aug. 4, 2016

It was a quest to bill a true national champion. And the Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs were a big part of the equation. […]   READ MORE

Covington baseball player shines on big stage

The Covington News (GA) - Aug. 8, 2016

One of Covington’s very own got a chance to make a big play on one of the largest stages this past week. Fourteen-year-old Chandler Hicks, a ninth grader at Alcovy High School, hit a home run on national television, helping his team, Team Halo of Atlanta, win the National Youth Baseball Championships (NYBC) in Yaphank, New York on July 31. […]   READ MORE

Team Citius makes most of trip to New York

Corpus Christi Caller Times -
Aug. 8, 2016

Baseball Heaven is for real. It’s also televised. Tommy Lasorda sometimes shows up, too, even for those who were too young to recognize him. And 13 Coastal Bend youth ballplayers were drawn to its light last month and have returned to tell of its glory. […]   READ MORE

County baseball duo shows right stuff on diamond

Newark Advocate (OH) - Aug. 8, 2016

Jackson Wilson received a taste of varsity baseball this past spring, and he decided he was ready to take a step up in his off-season competition. The Northridge sophomore got more than he bargained for, but he passed all tests with flying colors. Wilson recently pitched one of his best games […]   READ MORE

Urban kids to play in National Youth Baseball Championship tourneys

Compton Herald (CA) - May 21, 2016

Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy, here in the “Hub City,” will be hosting a National Youth Baseball Championships Qualifier at its facility May 28-30. […]