Clinics continue this weekend at Nealon Park in Menlo Park!
Drop your child off for a half or full day!
Legends Alumni Take the Field!
The Legends are in need of Host Families for this summer!
Are you a baseball family? Would you like to help out an aspiring major leaguer baseball player? If so, maybe you you would be interested in providing summer housing for a responsible athlete playing for our hometown Menlo Park Legends!
Hosting a Legends player involves providing a college baseball player with lodging for 2 months during the summer! Playing summer baseball is very important for a college baseball player’s development as they must continue gain experience and improve while in the off-season. We currently have multiple players from all over the country who wish to come to the Bay Area and play for the 2012 Menlo Park Legends!
Being a Host Family for a player at this level can be a very unique and rewarding experience. You will forever have the knowledge that you:
– Assisted a young baseball player pursue his dream of playing Major League Baseball
– Provided a summer home for a Collegiate Athlete.
– Helped the Menlo Park Legends organization with its most pressing, and much appreciated need……… A HOST FAMILY!
Our schedule runs from June until early August. Tentatively our schedule has 44 games not including playoffs. We will be playing about 20 home games at Canada College and are traveling out of town on many weekends. We currently have 12 overnights planned for this coming summer. Your host player will also be working the Legends Youth Summer Baseball camp. The reason I am telling you this is because your hosted player will be very busy. However when he is not busy and at the house he will act as part of the family. He will abide by all household rules, have his own chores and will overall be a fantastic addition to the family!
All players who we place with families are given intense background checks. This includes talking to his college coach, his family and obviously the player himself. Before deciding if he is a perfect fit for your family you can chat with the player on the phone, talk to him on Skype or even meet him in person! You can also speak with past host families to learn about their experience.
We have placed players with host families in the past and the best matches are for families who have young children. College baseball players are fantastic role models and your children can get free baseball instruction whenever they want! Not to mention you will receive free admission to all Legends home games and can send your children to Legends Baseball Camps FOR FREE! Yes that’s right, FREE SUMMER BASEBALL CAMP!!!
This is truly an incredible experience, so if you have an extra bed in your house and are interested please contact us as soon as possible!
Contact David by email at email@example.com or callat 650-387-4427
2011 Menlo Park Legends
Legends featured on cover of Menlo Park Almanac!
July 28, 2011 – Menlo Park Legends 13, Pro Player Baseball 7
Yesterday, the Menlo Park Legends intercollegiate semipro baseball team defeated Pro Player Baseball 13-7 in their final contest of the season at Menlo College in Atherton.
Menlo Park’s starter Michael Olmstead had trouble finding the strike zone and was pulled in the first inning after allowing six runs.
The Legends faced a huge 6-0 deficit after one half-inning, yet the game was far from over. Johnny Donati began the rally with a single to center field, and from then on the chips fell into place for Menlo Park. Pierson Jeremiah and Grant Nelson both singled, loading the bases up for Brian Haggett. He responded with a two-run single that put the Legends on the board. Joe Goldenberg stepped up to the plate and launched a three-run home run to left-center field, brining the Legends within one run. Immediately following Goldenberg’s home run, Chris Hoo delivered a solo shot over the left field fence, tying the game up at 6.
Nick Sours came in to pitch midway through the first after Olmstead was pulled and retired eleven consecutive batters through the fourth inning. With his flawless performance on the mound and the hitters hot bats, Menlo Park was able to add six more runs to their total by the end of the fourth.
In the third inning, Goldenberg led off with a single. Hoo then was hit by a pitch, and then Tommy Pluschkell singled to load the bases. Dan Brown then was walked, scoring Goldenberg. Tyger Pederson hit a single that scored Hoo, and then Donati hit a sac fly, scoring Pluschkell and advancing Brown to third. Jeremiah then hit into a fielders choice that scored Pederson, giving the Legends a 10-6 lead through three full innings. They added two more runs in the fourth off of a throwing error and a Haggett double.
Goldenberg would end the game going 2-for-4 with four runs batted in, and Haggett 2-for-3 with three RBI’s.
Luke McCreesh came in to pitch for the Legends in the fifth inning and allowed one run. In the eighth, Rich McCaffery came in and struck out two in a one, two, three inning. Curtis Camilli retired three in a row in the ninth with one strikeout as well.
Player and manager David Klein felt that this win ended a great season on a very positive note.
“I’m really proud of the team,” he said. “It has been an honor to play with and coach these guys this year. We had a rigorous schedule traveling up and down the coast and managed to beat the number two and ten teams in the nation. For a local, community based program playing against teams that have been around for over thirty years, this was a tremendously successful season.”
Thanks to all the fans and supporters for a Legendary 2011 Summer!