Video of Pat James and Coach Frank Jacobs

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Equipment donation by Jackson Hicks

Jackson Hicks

Jackson Hicks a senior at East Chapel Hill High School

Back on June 30, 2015 Pat James got an email from Jackson Hicks, a senior at  East Chapel Hill High School. After reading an article about Long Ball and our association with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI). He offered to gather baseball equipment that he and his teammates had outgrown. In the true spirit of sportsmanship he wanted to share with Long Ball and RBI.

Pat explained that since our players span the ages of 13 to 18 and are all sizes, any and all donations would be welcome.

Later in July he got together with Pat and dropped off what he had gathered so far. Here’s a picture of what he had.

Donated equiptment

Donated equiptment

We are are overwhelmed by his generosity, thoughtfulness and sportsmanship.

Thank you Jackson!

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R.B.I. (Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities)

We are glad to announce that Durham Triple Play Long Ball will be under the umbrella of R.B.I. which is a Major League program. Every player in our program will be an R.B.I. player. Please visit the RBI website to see all the wonderful opportunities they provide.

The staff will be attending training sessions for new participants in March 2014. The good news is we are already operating according to their guidelines, so it will be an easy transition.

What does this mean for you?

We will need a copy of player’s physical (which you should have if he played sports in school, if not please get one from your physician. Copy of birth certificate if we don’t have it and insurance fee of $25 per player which is an R.B.I. requirement. This fee must be paid even if you have your own insurance as it is mandatory secondary insurance that each participant must purchase. You can’t participate in RBI/ Durham Triple Play without this insurance. This is for new and returning players. Please collect this information and put aside for registration 2014 if your son plans to return next year. We will send out email updates and reminders about registration and tryouts once the dates have been set.

In the past we were able to wait for this information, now we have to have it before we can let your son participate in team practices and season games.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email and we look forward to working with you to make this program even better.

Durham Triple Play Staff

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What is the Long Ball Baseball Program?

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Longball Sweeps Rocky Mount All-Stars

Longball Thunder Junior Team beat Rocky Mount All-Star team 7/8 on Saturday July 31, 2021.

Longball Regional Senior Team beat Rocky Mount Senior All-Star team 14/2 on Saturday July 31, 2021

 

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Register Today for a FREE Instructional Clinic!

Baseball and softball players ages 5-14 in your community are invited to attend a FREE instructional clinic on Saturday, August 21 and Monday, August 23 with experienced staff from Ripken Baseball, courtesy of the Central Carolina Chevy Dealers! Special needs participants of all ages are welcome to attend.

Due to COVID-19, spots are limited, and this is an RSVP-only event. All participants must complete an online registration using the instructions below. On-site registration will not be allowed as it has in previous years.

The clinic is open to kids of all skill levels – Participation in a league is not required to attend. Qualified coaching staff will separate participants into age groups and rotate them through drills to learn and enhance essential baseball and softball skills.

Choose from one of the following sessions:

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Session 1-A
Check-in: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Clinic Rotations: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 1-B
Check-in: 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Clinic Rotations: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Session 1-C
Check-in: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Clinic Rotations: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Monday, August 23, 2021
Segra Stadium
460 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Session 2-A
Check-in: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Clinic Rotations: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Session 2-B
Check-in: 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Clinic Rotations: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Session 2-C
Check-in: 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Clinic Rotations: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Due to limited session time, we are unable to accept late check-ins.

To Register:

  1. Go to chevy.com/youthbaseball
  2. Click on the gold “Clinic Registration” box
  3. Select the following name from the drop-down menu: Raleigh and then click “Go!”
  4. Enter the registration password “playball” for free entry into the clinic, and then click “Submit”
  5. Complete the registration form and download the waiver. In addition to registering before the event, participants are required to bring a signed waiver form to the registration table on the day of the clinic
  6. Please check your email (including your spam) for your registration confirmation

If you have questions, check out our site and FAQs here. You can also reach out to Beth Caldwell at bcaldwell@gmdealerprograms.com or 678-852-5379 with any additional questions.

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Mid-Atlantic Regionals

On-the-spot commentary by Pat James:

The junior team made it to the championship game with a 3-0 records to play Pittsburg. They played them Saturday morning at 8:30 and was trailing the entire game but came back in the last inning to win 6/7. Our team had 20 errors on the turf fields and 8 walks to finish 2nd.

The senior team played Pittsburg and came back to win 7/8. Unfortunately that was their only win for the weekend but it was better than Pittsburg who didn’t win any. Our seniors placed 4th in Regionals.

Three players went out of the park Elijah Quintero – junior team and two senior players Alex McAlmon and Tyler Spruill.

Junior Team

Junior Team

Senior Team

 

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Durham Triple Play League is taking part in the 2021 Chevy Youth Sports Program!

Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Southpoint is sponsoring a test drive program. The test drives to support Durham Triple Play League must be done on Game Day Tuesday, July 6th at 6:00 PM. To set up an appointment for your test drive just sign up when you arrive on Game Day. Our goal is to get at least 20 test drives to get the grant to fund our program.  This program will help gain funding for Durham Triple Play League. Please support this effort and take a test drive today! We’re counting on you. Thank you..

Thank you all for last season’s success, Chevy Youth Sports Program, Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Southpoint and of course Ms Pat James.

 

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The New 2021 Schedule is Available on the Website

See the new 2021 downloadable schedule as well as the Team Schedules & Standings on the Schedule Page.

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Long Ball seniors RBI 2019 World Series

Headed to the RBI World Series

 

Before the first game

See the results here, click Senior Baseball in the center.

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AW NC 2019 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 AW NC scholarship winners.

Mrs Wilson AW NC, Jonathyn Neville, AW NC President Susumu Kasai, Jordan Grafton , Pat James,

Both players received a $1000 scholarship.

Many thanks to our sponsor AW North Carolina.

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Longball Seniors Win RBI Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Senior Team with Pat O’Conner, President, Minor League Baseball (just left of center in the black shirt) and David James, Vice President Baseball and Softball Development Major League Baseball (extreme right).

The Longball Senior team won the RBI Mid-Atlantic Regionals the weekend of July 20th and will go on to play in the RBI World Series in Florida in August.

Senior Team with Pat O’Conner, President, Minor League Baseball (on left in the black shirt) and David James, Vice President Baseball and Softball Development Major League Baseball (one person left of extreme right).


Also mentioned in the The Durham Bull-etin®, 7/24/2019

Congratulations to the Durham Senior Long Ball team! They won the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament recently hosted in Durham and will be flying to Florida to participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series from August 4th-9th. This is the first time in 30 years that Major League Baseball has hosted a regional tournament in North Carolina.

[Credit Discover Durham]
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Ms Pat throwing out the 1st pitch at Duke vs Georgia Tech

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Mother’s Day Dinner and Musical Explosion Scholarship Fundraiser

This event will be held on Sunday May 12, 2019.

Doors open at 2:00 pm and the event starts at 3:00 pm.

Come and enjoy the festivities: Praise Dancers, Mime Performers, Gospel Music and Motown Songs.

Menu: Baked chicken, meatball & gravy, rice, rolls, string beans, potato salad. Banana pudding, cupcakes & Lemonade.

Tickets: (919)236-3101

Download a flyer for all the details.

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