Rhode Island MSBL, 40+ Division
Somerset Braves 14, Dodgers 2 (Game two in best of three championship series sweep)
Submitted by Spencer Tremblay, Braves manager
Well, this year was the island of misfit toys! The 40+ Braves started in the 18’s division 20 years ago and expanded into the 30s a few years back when we were old enough. Last year I was asked to take over an aging Salty Dog’s 40s team (from Noah Clark – National MSBL HOF member, who I played for in my 20s) who had won nine championships in a row. We lost a lot of players to the 50’s division so the first year was rough and I was forced to restock. A bunch of members from other 40’s teams heard I was turning the Dogs into the Braves for 2022 (with Noah’s blessing) and they jumped at the chance to play with the Braves.
We had an unbelievable year, going 23-1-1 and winning the championship. Our run differential was well over 200 runs!! Many of us are disciples of Noah and the legendary late Al Alvarez. We look forward to continuing their tradition and creating a dynasty of our own, born out of their coaching and support and our own determination!