2015 Mutiny Posts Solid Season in Long Island MSBL

Long Island MSBL 45-over

Mutiny Vows to Win It All in 2016

Contributed by Greg Scott Goodman, Mutiny manager

The Mutiny joined the MSBL 45-over division of the Long Island MSBL for the 2013 season. We have been to the semi-finals of the playoffs all three years and we have been to the Championship round for the last two years. Each year in the Championships we have faced the Long Island Indians. The Indians have defeated us each time. I guess we will just have to wait until next year! But other than the Indians, no other team has won more games, or has had more success than the Mutiny in this division.

However, the Mutiny story goes much deeper than just the last three years. The team was originally formed in 2002. We have players from across the county and Canada. We do a lot of different baseball tournaments and travel well. The Mutiny is very much a large extended family. We still have many of the original Mutiny from 2002 still playing for the team. In fact, the Mutiny just won its second Championship in the last four years at Baseball International this past January.

In all, more than 100 players have worn the Mutiny jersey and I would say that there are at least 40 or more players that are very active with the team, either in the league here on Long Island or that join the team for the various tournaments.

Our season was and has always really been a team effort. Stu Juarez, Angelo Lees and Greg Goodman have been with the Mutiny from day one. The Mutiny name and idea for the team was actually mine, something I sometimes want to forget!

Members of this team that were members of the January Championship team were Mike Baltieri, Rob Albanese, Neil Garvey, Ron Hasemann, Ray Spinelle and Greg Goodman. As for the season, our big pitchers were Joe Mullady and Tony Gonzalez. These were the guys who threw the important games.

Our big hitters were Angelo Lees, Mike Baltieri, Irwin Alkon, Rob Albanese, Ron Weiss, Mike Gonzalez and Dan Pompa. I would have to say that the strength of the team was the outfield: Ron Weiss, Mike Gonzalez, Angelo Lees and Dan Pompa. Also having a really sold year was Tom Kerrigan, who would fill in the outfield and at first base.

Our unsung hero would have to be Gary Brasco, who handles the money, all communications with the league and does so much behind the scenes.

Again, what makes this team special is that we are a huge family. We have very little turnover, and as noted, we get and honor requests from players across this country and Canada who want to be part of the Mutiny family. The Mutiny is special indeed and we are very proud of our achievements-Greg