THE 2013 BASEBALL SEASON HAS COMPLIED NOTHING LESS THAN CHAMPIONS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING TIGERS TEAMS:
16u - 2013 NJBL Fall American Division Champions!
11u White - 2013 NJBL Fall Division Champions!
10u White - 2013 NJBL Fall National Division Champions!
10u Navy - 2013 NJBL Fall American Division Champions! - Undefeated
13u - NJBL Columbus Weekend Tournament Champions!
10u White - THL Tournament 2rd Place!
10u NAVY - ESPN INT'L 3rd Place Tournament Finalists!
10u NAVY - 2013 Glen Cove Mayor's Trophy Champions !
16u - 2013 NJBL Summer American Division CHAMPIONS ! - Undefeated
16u - 2013 East Coast National Runners-Up !
15u - 2013 NJBL Summer American Division CHAMPIONS ! ( 20 -1 record )
10u NAVY - 2013 NJBL Summer American Division CHAMPIONS ! ( 15-1 record )
10u WHITE - 2013 NJBL Summer Divisional Division CHAMPIONS ! (13-2 record )
10u - Navy - 2013 NJBL Summer 1st Place American Division !
10u - White - 2013 NJBL Summer 2nd Place Divisional Division !
10u - Navy - 2013 SPORTS at the BEACH JULY 4th CHAMPIONS!
10u - White - 2013 NJBL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS !
10u - Navy - 2013 SPRING NJBL AMERICAN DIVISION CHAMPIONS !
15u - 2013 AAU SUPER REGIONAL CHAMPIONS !
15u - 2013 NJBL SUMMER 1st PLACE AMERICAN DIVISION !
15u - 2013 DN WORLD SERIES RUNNERS-UP !
16u - 2013 AAU SUPER REGIONAL RUNNERS-UP !
16u - 2013 NJBL 1st Place American Division - UNDEFEATED !
(Long Island Tigers 13u) 2013 NJBL Columbus Tournament Champions
(Long island Tigers 10u White - 2013 TNL 2nd Place)
(Long Island Tigers 10u Navy -2013 Sports At The Beach 10u Champions-below)
(15u Long Island Tigers - below)
(10u-Perrucci - Long Island Tigers - below)
(10u -Goldstein - Long Island Tigers below)
It is with great honor and pride that the Long Island Tigers celebrate the Major League Drafting & Free Agent Signing of Tigers Alumni:
2013 Draft and Free Agent Signings Player Updates
- Kyle McGowin RHP - LA Angels 5th Round - Savanah State University (Georgia)
- Matt Soren RHP - Philadelphia Philles 19th Round - U. of Delaware
- Matt Reistetter C - Washington Nationals Free Agent - Hofstra University
2012 Draft and Free Agent Signings Player Updates
- Will Carmona 3B - Philadelphia Phillies 11th Round - Stony Brook University
- Pat Cantwell C - Texas Rangers 3rd Round - Stony Brook University
- BJ Lopez C - Arizona Diamondbacks Free Agent - Grand Street Campus HS (Brooklyn)
2010 Draft and Player Updates
- Robert Haney SS 678th pick by the San Francisco Giants - from U South Carolina Columbia.
- Sean Nolin LHP (Seaford High School) 186th by the Toronto Blue Jays from San Jacinto College North
- Stephen McQuail 2B 906th pick by the Toronto Blue Jay from Canisius Col
- Justin Echavarria Catcher 1204 pick by the San Diego Padres from Stony Brook University
- Henry Dunn LF 1500 pick by the Cleveland Indians from Binghamton University
Long Island (Flushing) Tigers,
Manager of Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO -- A contract extension for White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper became official on Tuesday afternoon with the announcement of a new four-year deal that preceded a two-game stint as interim manager in place of Ozzie Guillen.
Cooper is finishing his ninth full season and 10th overall as Chicago's pitching coach, having begun the task on July 22, 2002. He has worked under managers Jerry Manuel and Guillen, and soon will be practicing his craft for a third.
With Guillen released from his contract after Monday's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays and bench coach Joey Cora apparently heading to the Marlins with Guillen, Cooper will run the show over the final two days. While Cooper is ecstatic to continue being in charge of the White Sox pitchers, there's a part of the 55-year-old native New Yorker that believes he could handle the bump up to the next level as the man in charge of a whole team.
"I've said this before: it's something I think I could do," Cooper told MLB.com on Tuesday afternoon. "Obviously, other than me managing winter ball, there's not a lot on my resume, but I believe I can do it.
"Being a pitching coach has always been my passion. But managing does intrigue me. You kind of daydream a bit."
There has been no talk between Cooper and general manager Ken Williams and/or chairman Jerry Reinsdorf concerning the managerial opening. Cooper believes handling the job is about more than Xs and Os or knowing when to bunt, when to steal or when to put on a hit-and-run. It's about handling individuals.
"You are creating a direction, or a feel," said Cooper. "I think it's about leading, and that's something I'm qualified to do. I'm curious, but I think they have something in mind."
Interest in the managerial opening created by Guillen's departure is nothing more than that on Cooper's part. He's not campaigning but simply expressing his confidence -- the sort of strength he has exhibited in leading the pitchers on the South Side over the past decade.
His enthusiasm in relation to the White Sox commitment is tempered by the departure of Guillen and much of the rest of the coaching staff that has been together for the better part of eight years.
"I couldn't be happier that my relationship with the White Sox, which has been so unbelievably fortunate for me starting 26 years ago, continues," Cooper said. "Don't get me wrong, this comes in the midst of some real sadness.
"Eight years together, that's a pretty significant chunk of a person's life, let alone career. I'm appreciative of the opportunity I had to work with [Guillen] for eight years in the clubhouse, eight years in the dugout, eight years on the planes and eight years in the hotels.
"But when something ends, something also begins. It's a new beginning for everyone. Personally, I will remember all the good stuff we went through. I'd like to think as time goes by, everyone will think about how lucky we all were and how much fun we did have."
First-base coach Harold Baines also had his contract extended, as announced on Tuesday, with Williams happy to have both return.
"Well, the pitching has been as consistent over the last decade from the best teams in baseball and that's a testament to our scouting department, to our player development department, to Don Cooper, directly in his direction," said Williams, who also has assistant hitting coach Mike Gellinger as interim bench coach for the final two games. "It's something that's well deserved and I'm happy, thrilled to know that he's going to be on board here for the next four years.
"Harold, same thing. Solid, professional and will take a greater role in the next coaching staff that's put together."
During the past offseason, when the White Sox denied the Yankees a chance to talk to Cooper about their pitching coach vacancy, Cooper had to briefly wonder about his future as the last year of his previous contract approached. Cooper doesn't want to talk about anything from the past, focusing instead on staying part of a family he has known for three decades.
Over that time, Cooper has helped turn pitchers such as Jose Contreras, Esteban Loaiza, Matt Thornton and John Danks -- to name just a few -- into viable forces. His focus won't change with the new deal.
"My job is about taking care of pitching, where the manager doesn't have to worry about pitching. He can focus on anything else he wants," Cooper said. "That's what I shoot for, making it a solid entity.
"White Sox pitching is the only place I know. We've done an incredible job for the last 10 years, and I want to keep it going. You ask if I'm happy to be back? Well, I never left and I feel awfully fortunate."
" The Flushing Tigers played a major part of my development as a player, scout and baseball executive. It's tradition continues with the Long Island Tigers and I would recommend this organization to all interested parents and players."
Omar Minaya (Tiger Alumni '77)
Former General Manager
New York Mets
It’s been a long time since we played together but they were great times. I totally agree with your comments about Warren and Russ. They were two coaches that really brought us to the next level and made us better persons. The history of the Tigers is long and storied and it is great to see you continue that heritage of developing young athletes. "
Matt Willman (Tiger Alumni '82)
Hart Schaffner Marx
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