History

History

2017 – Opening Day was Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Won All 5 Districts Again.

2016 – Opening Day was Saturday, April 2, 2016 – TNLL’s 65th Anniversary serving the Community. New Aluminum Roofing on all 4 Dugouts. District  ALL STAR Winners in all 5 Divisions (9, 10 & 11 Little League; Junior Little League; Senior League). Bronx Boro President Ruben Diaz Jr.,  Allocated $400,000 for New LED Lighting & Solar Panels. $471,000 in Grants received from Councilman Jimmy Vacca & Senator Jeff Klein to remodel bathrooms, facade of buidling and new fencing on Schurz Avenue, Kearney Avenue & Throgs Neck Boulevard.

2015 – ALL STAR DISTRICT WINNERS 9/10 year olds, 11 year olds, Little League and Junior Divisions. Congrants to all players/coaches.

2014 – New Score boards added on both fields, $22,500. Stereo sound system $6,400. New windows, ceiling, paint on second floor $23,000. District winner in 9/10; 11 year olds, Lttle League also won division, 3rd place in NYS tourny in Syracuse. Mother’s Club established. tournaments till November as a Fund raiser.

2013 – The 8 baseball tournaments were a great success and brought needed revenue to the league. All star district champions in the 11 year old and 13 year old division.

2012 – Throgs Neck Little League Diamond Anniversary. (1912 – 2012) Opening Day is April 14, 2012. New projects: New Fence on Sr. right field. $150,000 Grant from Jimmy Vacca. New roof, windows, etc on building. Extend fence to 21′ on Jr. field.

2011 – New Harding Avenue Fence completed. District Trophy in 11 year old Division. In memoriam; Richard Orzo, Charlie Torres and Robert Bonamassa. $250,000 Grant from Jimmy Vacca. New infields and Sprinkler system.

2010 – New generator (150 KW) installed in April. New fencing on Harding & Kearney to be done September 2010. District Trophy in "9 – 10 – ‘Division.

2009 – President Robert Jonap, and Nick Meys Passed away District trophies in 9 – 10 Little League, 15 – 16 years old runner-up in NY State Championship.

2008 – Junior Field dedicated in memory of Leo Vitti, Throgs Neck Little League President for 55 years.
Senior Field dedication to Robert Jonap, Throgs Neck Little League Volunteer of 53 years.
District Championship in the 11 year old division and Junior Division 13-14 year olds.
Joe Tucci passed away July 12, 2008.

2007 – President Leo Vitti and Treasurer Gus Menocal passed away. Throgs Neck Little League won District Championship in the 9 & 10 year old division, and won the Section 3 Title with our 15 & 16 year olds. We then lost the State Championship game to Fishkill in extra innings. The Big League team won the District Championship.
New lights were installed on both fields with the help of Madelline Provenzano who secured a $105,000 grant.

2006 – Throgs Neck Little League wins 3 District Championships & runner up for State Championship.

2005 – Throgs Neck Little League wins 3 District Championships. Seniors win Sections 3 Championships.

2004 – Throgs Neck Little League wins 4 District Championships. Including the 11 year olds division in its 1st year of inception. The Seniors were the Section 3 Champs and went on to finish 3rd in the New York State Finals.

2003 – Throgs Neck Little League wins 2 District Championships. Upgrade of lawn irrigation system.

2002 – Throgs Neck Little League Celebrates 50th Anniversary. T-Ball eligibility lowered to 6 years of age. Throgs Neck Little League wins 3 District Championships in Little League, 9 – 10s and Junior Divisions.

2000 – T.N.L.L Junior Team finishes in second place in the State Finals.

1999 – Player eligibility extended to 16 years of age in the Senior Division.

1995 – Instituted winter baseball clinics at local public schools under supervision of Sam Cummando. Throgs Neck Little League Senor Teams finishes in second place in the State Finals.

1992 – Instituted 60/40 raffle.

1990 – Initiated first Awards Breakfast now held annually at Mount Saint Michael Academy.

1989 – Supplemented the loss of Bingo by instituting a program to hold 2 flea markets annually on senior ball field.

1988 – Raffled off a new Cadillac.

1987 – Lost our main source of income when the Bingo Hall shut down. Generator broke down and was beyond repair. Held a fund raiser and succeeded in raising enough funds to purchase and install a new generator. Introduced T-Ball program for 7 year olds. Ran our First Vegas Nite fund raiser at the Throgs Neck Country Club. Throgs Neck Little League Senior Team finishes in second place in State Finals.

1984 – Throgs Neck Little League Team finishes in second place in the State Finals.

1983 – Original underground sprinkler system develops numerous leaks. A complete new system is installed with all volunteer labor.

1979 – Throgs Neck Little League Junior All Stars (13 yr. olds) won the New York State Championship by defeating Buffalo. It was the highest level that could be achieved since this was the first tournament conducted at that age level.

1978 – Installed a generator to operate fields lights saving thousands of dollars in electric bills a year.

1976 – Installed underground drainage system and blacktopped entire spectator areas. Erected second floor on club house with press boxes and electric scoreboards with all volunteer labor. Throgs Neck Little League Senior Team finishes in second place in the State Finals.

1974 – Senior Field fence replaced and a movable netting installed on upper 20 foot section to prevent a similar occurrence.

1973 – Ice storm brought down 40 foot high fence from left to center fields on senior field.

1971 – Erected one story club house with all volunteer labor.

1970 – Installed new lighting system on both fields which allowed us to expand the number of teams and games played. Throgs Neck Senior All Star Team after winning the eastern Regional Championship came in second in the World Series at Gary, Indiana.

1969 – League graduate Michael Nagy plays first season in the Major leagues with the Boston Red Sox and is runner-up to Lou Pinella for Rookie Of The Year Honors. Nagy had a 12 and 2 record as a starting pitcher that year.

1968 – Ran our sixth and final Bazaar. Acquired license to operate weekly Bingo to raise the additional funds to complete the constructions of the fields . Project was completed opening day season.

1967 – Let out contracts to build new fields with fencing and underground sprinkler system. Throgs Neck Little League All Stars finish second in final for State Championship at Painted Post NY.

1966 – Battle to retain fields culminated at a public hearing at PS-72 at which, sitting Borough President Herman Badillo obtained exclusive for Throgs Neck Little League to use property.

1965 – City reveals plan to construct a sewage treatment plant on our fields. The battle began!

1963 – League name officially changed to Throgs Neck Little League. Held first Bazaar on East Tremont Ave. to begin raising funds to re-build fields.

1962 – The fear of losing our ball fields through a scheduled Public Auction is thwarted through local community and political pressure.

1960 – Won the NYC Little League Championship which was televised on WPIX-TV.

1959 – Began a baseball program for players 13 to 15 years of age.

1955 – Leo Vitti is joined by Bob Jonap and a life-long partnership is created.

1953 – League on the verge of disbanding due to lack of finances is taken over by Leo Vitti and saved.

1952 – League formed as Northeast Bronx Little League & chartered by Little League Baseball Inc. of Williamsport, Pennsylvania for player of 8 to 12 years of age.