Cicero Pirates 8, Stallions 2
Front row – League President Chuck Mally, Brian Mladek, Ray Castro, Dan Pedretti, Joe Pantoja, Joe Carbone, and Armand Gordon.Submitted by Ray Castro, Pirates manager
The Cicero Pirates have been playing in the LaGrange (IL) MABL for the last 19 years, beginning in 1996 as the Brookfield Pirates. We won our first Championship in 1999, followed up by a second place finish in 2000. I officially took over in 2003 and we fell short finishing in second that year. Beginning with the summer of 2006 we won five straight (2006-2010) LaGrange MABL titles. We slipped in 2011 not making the finals but rebounded with a strong second place finish in 2012. In 2013 we found ourselves back on top with our sixth title in eight years. This past summer we went back to back as repeat champs for 2014 for our seventh title in nine years. In our 19 year history in the LaGrange MABL, we have…
- 8 Championships (1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014)
- 3 2nd place finishes (2000, 2003, and 2012)
I’m the only player left from the original team from 1996 and I’m proud to say I’ve played every year in this great league! Chuck Mally does a great job putting this all together.