Issuu on Google+

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

1


FLOYD HALL ARENA hAS MANY WAYS TO GET YOU ON ThE ICE TODAY

» Learn to Skate » Learn to Play Hockey Clinics » Public Skating » Birthday Parties » Group Outings » and so much More!

Call Today for more information (973) 746-7744

Floyd Hall Arena Get on the ice all year round! 2

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


2011 New jersey jackals program

photo courtesy Nan Katzenbach

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES CAN-AM LEAGUE EXPANDS........................ 11 The additions of the Newark Bears and Rockland Boulders highlight a busy offseason in the Can-Am League JACKALS Q&A WITH ISAAC PAVLIK............. 14 Southpaw Isaac Pavlik returns to Yogi Berra Stadium for his seventh year with the Jackals 2010 SEASON RECAP............................. 26-27 When the dust settled, the Jackals were the 2010 Can-Am League Organization of the Year ALL IN THE FAMILY..................................... 33 For Jackals infielder Mike DeJesus, baseball runs in the family MOVIN’ ON UP.......................................... 35 In 2010, John Lindsey and Raul Valdes joined Craig Breslow as former Jackals to reach the major leagues SMITHLIN RETIRED NUMBER..................... 37 The Jackals are set to retire Fair Lawn native Zach Smithlin’s number 4 on July 30 New Jersey Jackals Professional Baseball One Hall Drive Little Falls, NJ 07424 Phone: (973) 746-7434 Fax: (973) 655-8006 Website: www.jackals.com 2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Jackals Owner Floyd Hall................................................................. 3 Message From the Can-Am League................................................. 5 Ticket Information........................................................................... 6 2011 Schedule................................................................................. 6 2011 Promotions............................................................................. 7 Yogi Berra Stadium Fan Guide...................................................... 8-9 Can-Am League........................................................................ 10-11 Group Ticket Packages................................................................... 13 Manager Joe Calfapietra................................................................ 18 Coaching and Support Staff........................................................... 19 Meet the 2011 New Jersey Jackals........................................... 20-25 2010 Statistics............................................................................... 29 About Floyd Hall Enterprises......................................................... 31 Jackals in the Community.............................................................. 38 All-Time Roster.............................................................................. 42 Year-by-Year Results and Managerial Records............................... 43 Ticket Holder Thank You’s.............................................................. 44 Advertisers Index........................................................................... 44

JACKALS FRONT OFFICE Owner and Chairman........................................................ Floyd Hall President............................................................. Gregory L. Lockard Executive Vice President.................................................... Larry Hall Vice President of Finance & Operations..................... Jennifer Fertig Director of Group Sales............................................. Jordan Cascino Group Sales Representative................................... Michael Berhang Group Sales Representative.......................................Shannon Koop Ticketing Coordinator.................................................. Jeff Manahan Facilities Manager........................................................... Aldo Licitra Concession Manager............................................. Michelle Guarino Broadcasting and Media Relations............................ Cody Chrusciel Head Trainer.................................................................Eric Wamsley Clubhouse Manager................................................... Wally Brackett Public Address Announcer................................... George Ruthauser On-Field Host.................................................................. Jim Whalen

CREDITS Graphic Design and Layout: Cody Chrusciel Editing: Cody Chrusciel, Matt Sutor Writing and Research: Cody Chrusciel, Matt Sutor, Pierson Van Raalte Photography: NJ Sports Media and Cody Chrusciel unless noted Printing: One Source Solutions - Newark, N.J. The New Jersey Jackals Yearbook is a production of the New Jersey Jackals and Floyd Hall Enterprises. It is based on information available through May 20, 2011. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or reproduce any of the enclosed materials must be granted in writing by the New Jersey Jackals. For advertising information, call (973) 746-7434.

1


2

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER

It is with great pleasure and honor we welcome you to Yogi Berra Stadium and to the New Jersey Jackals’ 2011 season. We are extremely excited and eagerly awaiting our quest to capture our fifth championship. We have a team of professionals who possess the talent, commitment and desire that, coupled with the leadership of Joe Calfapietra and his staff, hopefully will make this journey to the league title a reality. But, win or lose, you can count on the Jackals to give their very best effort, and that means entertaining, quality professional baseball at every game. In addition to success on the field, we remain dedicated to being a valuable member of our communities. We are so proud of the Jackals’ history of involvement with thousands of children through school visits, reading programs, camps, clinics, little leagues and numerous other community events. Without the help of our communities, we could not be as successful as we have over the last decade. In it our honor that we give back to the community in every way possible. Throughout the year, we’ll do our best to show you great professional baseball in a friendly, safe, funfilled and family-oriented environment. So enjoy the baseball and in-game activities, have fun, and let’s root the Jackals on to another championship season! Play Ball!! See you at the ballpark, Floyd Hall

Chairman

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

3


Kids, now earn more while you learn! s

Hey Kids! Join the NJFCU

Kids Kash Club and now you’ll earn $3 for every “A” on your report card.*

s Also, deposit your spare change using our FREE Coin Exchange. To learn more visit njfcu.org, stop by any branch or call 888.78.NJFCU.

njfcu.org

888-78-NJFCU

Totowa l Paterson l Newark

*Restrictions may apply. A $50 minimum deposit in a NJFCU Kids Kash Club account is required to take part in this promotion. Kids 17 and under are eligible to join the NJFCU Kids Kash Club. Kids Kash Club members can receive $3 for every “A” they receive on their report card for up to a maximum of $15 per marking period. Letter grades that are equivalent to an “A” are also eligible to receive the deposit. An original copy of report card must be dated and presented to a NJFCU representative within 60 days of the marking period’s end in order to receive the deposit. Account must remain open for one year.

4 4

2011 2011 NEW NEW JERSEY JERSEY JACKALS JACKALS PROGRAM PROGRAM


A MESSAGE FROM THE CAN-AM LEAGUE

1415 HWY 54 West Suite 210 Durham NC, 27707

Baseball Office Phone: 919.401.8150 canamleague.com

Baseball Season, 2011 Dear Can-Am League Fan: Welcome to the 2011 season of the Canadian-American League. We are looking forward to another outstanding year of baseball, and we are excited about the changes and the growth to eight teams in the league. It promises to be a special season, and we are happy you have chosen to attend our games. We have two new members in our league, the Newark Bears and the Rockland Boulders. These teams will be bringing two of the best ballparks in any baseball league to the Can-Am, and their addition will strengthen the league immensely. The Newark Bears have a storied history, and for many years were members of the Class AAA International League. The Bears returned to baseball in 1999 in the Atlantic League, and this year made the shift to the Can-Am. Their ballpark, part of downtown Newark’s revitalization, originally cost $40 million, and extensive renovations have been completed in recent years. The Rockland Boulders are completing a gorgeous new stadium near Ramapo, New York. The facility is approximately 25 miles west of Times Square in New York City, and brings a market of over 300,000 people to the league. This will be the newest ballpark in all of professional baseball, and its wooded setting with mountains in the background will be one of the most beautiful anywhere. The eighth team in the league this season will be the NY Federals, supplied by the New York State League. The NY State League is a developmental league that has supplied players to the Can-Am in the past. This year they will stock the Federals with the best of their players, and the team will be a road team, playing all their games in the opposing cities. It is a unique concept that we look forward to with interest. Of course, the league returns with their core of outstanding teams and cities. Returning this year are the pennant winning, Quebec Capitales, the Brockton Rox, the New Jersey Jackals, the Pittsfield Colonials, and the Worcester Tornadoes. These teams have signed many of the fan favorite players, and the competition and rivalries will continue. It will be exciting. Again, we welcome you to the Can-Am League, and we hope you have a great day at the park. Sincerely,

Miles Wolff Commissioner

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

5


2011 SCHEDULE MON

TUES

WED

THURS

MAY 21 - EXHIBITION GAME 26 vs Newark - 6:35 p.m. - FREE Admission!

29

MON

TUES

WED

1 6

7

19

20 (DH) 21

26

28

PIT

14

PIT

NYF

BRO

NYF

QUE

FRI

3 9

MON

15

PIT

22

NYF

29

QUE

TUES

WED

16 23

6

NYF

11

PIT

17

18

NYF

24

25

ROC

BRO

QUE

7

QUE

14

17

18

19

20

21

24

25

26

27

28

WOR WOR WOR ROC

ROC

BRO

ROC

NYF

NYF WOR WOR WOR WOR

FRI

8

QUE QUE

15

BRO

22 28

NYF PIT

SAT

2 9

PIT

QUE

8

PIT

TUES

2 9

QUE QUE

WED

3

23 30

PIT

18

19

20

26

27

23

24

30

31

28

BRO

25

BRO

ROC

BRO

BRO NWK NWK

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

1

NWK

BRO

ROC

FRI

2

BRO

CAN-AM LEAGUE PLAYOFFS TBA - September 7-17

SAT

3

SEPT.

SUN

QUE WOR WOR

NWK NWK NWK

29

PIT

17

21

ROC

6 13

NYF

DAY GAME

NYF

SAT

12

NYF

FIREWORKS NIGHT

BRO

11

QUE

OFF DAY

QUE

10

16

NYF

PIT

AWAY

16

FRI

5

QUE

14

WOR

THURS

HOME

NYF

AUGUST

MON

1

6

BRO

PIT

SUN

4

ROC

STANDARD GAME TIMES Monday thru Friday 7:05 p.m. Saturday 6:35 p.m. Sunday 2:05 p.m. Special Dates - June 1 11:05 a.m. - June 15 11:05 a.m. - June 20 4:35 p.m. - July 20 11:05 a.m. - July 23 1:00 p.m. - August 3 11:05 a.m. - August 17 11:05 a.m.

LEGEND

THURS

12

7

ROC

QUE

11

31

4

2011 OPPONENTS BRO Brockton Rox NYF New York Federals NWK Newark Bears PIT Pittsfield Colonials QUE Québec Les Capitales ROC Rockland Boulders WOR Worcester Tornadoes

30

10

ROC

ROC

SAT

10

1 3

PIT

JULY

SUN

THURS

NWK

8

13

ROC

28

ROC NWK NWK NWK WOR WOR

12

WOR

PIT

NWK

SUN

ROC

27

SAT

31

NWK

5

PIT

FRI

MAY JUNE

SUN

BRO

TICKET INFORMATION SEASON TICKETS Box Seats $399 Reserved Seats $309

SINGLE GAME TICKETS Box Seats $11 Reserved Seats $9

MINI PLANS

24 GAMES Box Seats - $220 Reserved - $180

12 GAMES Box Seats - $110 Reserved - $90

18 GAMES Box Seats - $165 Reserved - $135

6 GAMES Box Seats - $55 Reserved - $45

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


2011 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE MAY PROMOTIONS

DATE PROMOTION 31 Opening Night, Little Falls Night and Twitter Tuesday

JUNE PROMOTIONS DATE 1 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 28 29 30

PROMOTION School Day (11:05 a.m. first pitch) Magnet Schedule Giveaway Night (first 1,000 fans) and Boy Scout Campout Fireworks Spectacular sponsored by TD Bank in honor of Special Olympics Night Hit the Books Day #1 and Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Pets in the Park and Hit the Books Day #2 Country Music Night Citizens Band Radio CD Giveaway Night sponsored by Blue Raven Entertainment (First 1,000 fans) and Boy Scout Campout Fireworks Spectacular Hit the Books Day #3 and Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Pets in the Park and Hit the Books Day #4 Hit the Books Day #5 and Twitter Tuesday School Day (11:05 a.m. first pitch) St. Patrick’s Night Doubleheader (two games for the price of one!), 4:35 p.m. First Pitch, Pets in the Park and Hit the Books Day #6 Jack the Jackal’s Birthday (bring canned goods to the game), Hit the Books Day #7 and Twitter Tuesday Casino Night #1 (casino games to win prizes) 80s Music Night Twitter Tuesday Yogi Berra Autograph Night (first 300 people in line at approximately 5pm) and Casino Night #2 Latest Hits Music Night

AUGUST PROMOTIONS DATE 1 2 3 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 26 27 28 29 30 31

PROMOTION Pets in the Park Twitter Tuesday Camp Day (11:05 a.m. first pitch) Rally Rag Giveaway Night (first 1,000 fans) Fireworks Spectacular Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Twitter Tuesday Camp Day (11:05 a.m. first pitch) 90s Music Night Waterbottle Giveaway Night (first 1,000 fans) Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Lunch Bag Giveaway sponsored by NJEA (first 1,000 fans) Fireworks Spectacular Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Pets in the Park Zach Smithlin Number Retirement, Disposal Night (Bring your unwanted memories and junk to the game and throw it in our giant dumpster on the field after the game and watch it disappear forever) and Twitter Tuesday Fan Appreciation Night (discounts on food and merchandise)

September PROMOTIONS

DATE PROMOTION 1 Fan Appreciation Night (discounts on food and merchandise) and Michael Jackson Music Night

JULY PROMOTIONS DATE 1 2 3 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 24 29 30 31

PROMOTION Tote Bag Giveaway sponsored by Patch.com (first 1,000 fans) Fireworks Spectacular Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Garden State Music Night (local musical artists) T-Shirt Giveaway sponsored by TD Bank (first 1,000 fans) Fireworks Spectacular Camp Day (11:05 a.m. first pitch) Club Music Night Team Photo Giveaway Night (first 1,000 fans), Girl Scout Sleepover and Mardi Gras Night (family-friendly event collect beads and exchange for prizes) Water Park Day (Water-themed events all game long and spraying down the crowd. **EXPECT TO GET SOAKED**) Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!) Hat Giveaway Night sponsored by Allstate Insurance (first 1,000 fans) Fireworks Spectacular Family Funday Sunday ($1 hot dogs and more!)

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

7


YOGI BERRA STADIUM

TICKET INFORMATION SEASON TICKETS

TICKET OFFICE HOURS

Box Seats $399 Reserved Seats $309

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 10 am - 6 pm

SINGLE GAME TICKETS

SATURDAY:

Reserved Seats $9 Box Seats $11

10 am - 2 pm

GAME DAYS:

10 am - Middle of the 5th inning

PHONE ORDERS: 973-655-8025

ORDER ONLINE:

www.jackals.com

MINI PLANS

24 GAMES Box Seats - $220 Reserved - $180

12 GAMES Box Seats - $110 Reserved - $90

18 GAMES Box Seats - $165 Reserved - $135

6 GAMES Box Seats - $55 Reserved - $45

BOX SEATS RESERVED SEATS

YOGI BERRA STADIUM A-Z Alcohol You must be 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol. Anyone found purchasing alcohol for a minor is subject to prosecution, and any minor found in possession of alcohol will be asked to leave the stadium. Animals The only animals allowed inside Yogi Berra Stadium are Jack the Jackal and service animals. However, the Jackals do host numerous Pets in the Park nights throughout the season, during which animals are permitted inside the stadium for free with the purchase of a ticket for their companion. ATM For your convenience, we have an ATM machine in the Jackals Den Arcade, located behind the Press Box. Arcade The Jackals Den Arcade is located behind the Press Box and features video games, as well as cotton candy, ice cream, and diner-style booth seating. The arcade can be privately rented as part of our Grand Slam Birthday party package.

8

Autographs Players and coaches are able to sign autographs before and after each game. Additionally, the Jackals host a team autograph session after every Sunday afternoon home game. Please be courteous and respectful of others when asking for an autograph, and remember that you may be asked to proceed to your own designated area if found asking for an autograph in a seating section other than your own. Banners and Signs Banners and signs are allowed in Yogi Berra Stadium, but please be respectful of fans in your surrounding area when you display your artwork! Birthday Tent The birthday tent hosts all of our Hall of Fame birthday parties, and is located on the third base side upper-concourse. Contact a Group Sales Representative toady for more information on our birthday party packages! Broadcast You can listen to a live webcast of our games online through Stretch Internet by

clicking “listen live” under the “fan central” tab on www.jackals.com. Additionally, our home games are available for radio broadcast on 88.1 FM within Yogi Berra Stadium and the immediate surrounding area. Cameras and Video Cameras and video are allowed in Yogi Berra Stadium. Concessions The New Jersey Jackals offer a wide variety of concession items at each and every game, including kosher and vegetarian options. For more information on our nightly menu, check our Concession Options. Elevator Yogi Berra Stadium is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator, and can be found by entering the red door adjacent to the ticket office. The elevator is also open to use for those with strollers. Exit & Reentry Fans are permitted to exit and reenter Yogi Berra Stadium with the presentation of their ticket stub. 2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


YOGI BERRA STADIUM First Aid Montclair State University provides the New Jersey Jackals with in-game medial assistance as necessary. The first aid station is located on the upper-concourse on the third base side next to the concession stand. Game Balls As a rule, players and coaches are not permitted to give away game balls. However, all fans are welcome to keep any foul ball that enters the stands. Please remember to stay alert for objects leaving the field of play at all times! Gates Open The gates open one hour prior to each home game to the general public. Season ticket holders are allowed into the stadium fifteen minutes prior to the gates officially opening. Handicapped Accessible Seating & Parking The New Jersey Jackals offer handicapped accessible seating and companion seats throughout Yogi Berra Stadium. Parking is available adjacent to the stadium for those with handicap passes. For more information on accessible seating options, please contact the ticket office. Inclement Weather For updates on game day weather, call our weather hotline at (973) 746-7434, extension 8424. Lost and Found Lost and found is located at the Fan Services booth located behind the press box on the upper-concourse. Lost Children and Parents To report a missing child, friend, or family member, please speak with a fan services representative at the Fan Services booth, located behind the press box.

Museum The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is located adjacent to Yogi Berra Stadium and overlooks the field. The museum is typically open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and occasionally extends their hours on evenings when the Jackals have a home game. For more information, contact the museum directly at (973) 655-2378. Objects Leaving the Field of Play The New Jersey Jackals must ask fans to be aware of all objects that may leave the field of play during games. Fans are invited to keep any ball thrown or hit into the stands, but any bat thrown into the stands (broken or intact) must be returned to the field by Jackals representative. Outside Food and Beverage As a rule, outside food and beverage is NOT permitted in Yogi Berra Stadium. PA Announcements PA Announcements can be made with the purchase of a souvenir program. Included with every program is a PA Announcement form, which you may fill out and turn in at the Fan Services booth. After that, head back to your seat and listen for your announcement! Parking Parking is available for free in Montclair State Univeristy’s Car Parc Diem parking deck. The parking deck is located on site and is just a 5 minute walk from the stadium! Accessible parking is available adjacent to the stadium for fans with valid identification. Promotions Participants in our between-inning promotions are selected at the Fan Services booth prior to every game. Be sure to sign up early to win a chance to win great prizes on the field!

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Restrooms There are two public restrooms located on the main concourse of Yogi Berra Stadium. The first base side restrooms are found between the Bullpen Concession stand and the Strike Zone Merchandise Store. Additional restrooms are located behind the press box adjacent to the Fan Services booth. Smoking Anyone who wishes to smoke may do so beyond the entrance gate with a ticket stub for reentry. Otherwise, there is no smoking in Yogi Berra Stadium. Standing Room Only Seating Lawn seats are available for $5 only when all the Box and Reserved seats in Yogi Berra Stadium are sold out. However, anyone can sit on the lawn with the purchase of a Box or Reserved ticket! Feel free to bring a blanket, but remember that collapseable chairs are not permitted. Strollers The New Jersey Jackals welcome fans that bring in and utilize strollers, but ask that the use of strollers does not in any way inhibit general fan movement. There is an elevator located adjacent to the ticket office that can be used for strollers if necessary. Umbrellas Umbrellas are permitted in Yogi Berra Stadium. As always, please remember to be respectful and courteous of those sitting and standing around you! Will Call The Will Call window is located at the Jackals ticket office, and is open during normal business hours. Advanced ticket purchases are made available for pick up at Will Call with proper identification.

9


THE CAN-AM LEAGUE BROCKTON ROX

QUÉBEC LES CAPITALES

Location: Brockton, MA Stadium (Opened): Campanelli Stadium (2002) Dimensions: 340-404-320 Stadium Capacity: 4,759 President: Chris Carminucci Field Manager: Bill Buckner Website: www.brocktonrox.com

Location: Quebec City, QC Stadium (Opened): Le Stade Municipal (1939) Dimensions: 315-385-315 Stadium Capacity: 4,800 General Manager: Alex Harvey Field Manager: Pat Scalabrini Website: www.capitalesdequebec.com

NEWARK BEARS

ROCKLAND BOULDERS

Location: Newark, NJ Stadium (Opened): Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium (1999) Dimensions: 302-394-323 Stadium Capacity: 6,200 General Manager: Mike Torrez Field Manager: Tim Raines Website: www.newarkbears.com

Location: Pomona, NY Stadium (Opened): Ramapo Ballpark (2011) Dimensions: 323-403-313 Stadium Capacity: 4,750 Executive Vice President: Shawn Reilly Field Manager: Dave LaPoint Website: www.rocklandboulders.com

NEW JERSEY JACKALS

WORCESTER TORNADOES

Location: Little Falls, NJ Stadium (Opened): Yogi Berra Stadium (1998) Dimensions: 308-398-308 Stadium Capacity: 3,784 General Manager: Larry Hall Field Manager: Joe Calfapietra Website: www.jackals.com

Location: Worcester, MA Stadium (Opened): Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field (1905) Dimensions: 361-417-307 Stadium Capacity: 3,000 General Manager: Jorg Bassiacos Field Manager: Ed Riley Website: www.worcestertornadoes.com

NEW YORK FEDERALS Field Manager: Skip Nathanson Website: www.nystateleague.com The New York Federals will play as a road team in 2011 under the direction of the New York State League.

LEAGUE WEBSITE:

www.canamleague.com

PITTSFIELD COLONIALS Location: Pittsfield, MA Stadium (Opened): Wahconah Park (1919) Dimensions: 310-374-305 Stadium Capacity: 3,500 General Manager: Jamie Keefe Field Manager: Jamie Keefe Website: www.pittsfieldcolonials.com

10 10

Eric Gagne, the 2003 National League Cy Young Award Winner with the Los Angeles Dodgers, started 17 games for the Quebec Capitales in 2009.


THE CAN-AM LEAGUE

BUSY OFFSEASON STRENGTHENS CAN-AM LEAGUE Additions of Newark Bears and Rockland Boulders provide Jackals with local rivalries After the addition of three new teams and several well-known personalities, it’s safe to call this past winter a success for the Can-Am League. For the 2011 season, the league will expand to eight teams thanks to the additions of the Newark Bears, Rockland Boulders, and New York Federals. The Bears, who played in the Atlantic League for 12 seasons from 1999-2010, make the shift to the Can-Am League in 2011. Yogi Berra Stadium and the Bears’ home venue, Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium, are separated by just 12 miles, giving birth to an exciting rivalry. Additionally, the teams will compete for the “County Executive’s Cup,” which was unveiled by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. in October. Newark also features a star-studded coaching staff. Former New York Yankees outfielder Tim Raines returns to the Bears for his third season as their field manager. Raines’ coaching staff includes former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz and former Chicago White Sox backstop Ron Karkovice. The Bears’ general manager is 18-year major league veteran Mike Torrez. The Boulders are set to open a new, state-of-the-art ballpark in Rockland County, N.Y., 25 miles north of New York City and just 45 minutes from Yogi Berra Stadium. Rockland will play under the direction of field manager Dave LaPoint, who spent three years with the Yankees and was the team’s openingday starter in 1990. In addition to a 12year big league career, LaPoint has spent six seasons managing in independent baseball. While a travel team isn’t out of the ordinary in independent baseball, the Can-Am League’s partnership with the New York State League is a

unique way for the league to field an eighth squad – the New York Federals. The NYSL was established in 2007 to work with undrafted college seniors and other unsigned players looking to continue their career in professional baseball. In the last four seasons, the NYSL has promoted over 200 players to professional independent and affiliated leagues. The Can-Am League’s traveling squad, the Federals, will be composed largely of NYSL players and play all 94 games on the road. “We have had great success over the last few years signing players from the New York State League,” commented Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff. “ With little to no prior professional experience, it is always difficult to know if rookies are capable of playing in the Can-Am League. We have found that the NYSL can provide the training ground to show if a player is ready, and we wanted to formalize our relationship. The proximity of their training site to our member clubs makes it easy to scout and obtain players from that league.” The Sussex Skyhawks, who played at Skylands Park in Augusta, N.J., from 2007-10, will not be operating in 2011. In addition to three new teams, several other offseason moves have placed the spotlight on the Can-Am League. Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner returns to Massachusetts, where he’ll take over as field manager for the Brockton Rox. The 61-year-old, infamous for his role in the 1986 World Series as the Red Sox first baseman, compiled 2,715 hits over a 22-year major league career. The Rox also enter 2011, their 10th season as a franchise, with a new logo and color scheme and updated uniforms.

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

By Cody Chrusciel

Elsewhere in the association, the defending league-champion Quebec Capitales join the Worcester Tornadoes and Pittsfield Colonials as returning CanAm League squads. While Pat Scalabrini returns to manage Quebec, both the Tornadoes and Colonials will feature new skippers. Long-time Worcester manager Rich Gedman, now the batting coach for the Single-A Lowell Spinners, turns the Tornadoes over to veteran coach Ed Riley. In Pittsfield, Jamie Keefe takes over for Brian Daubach, who begins the 2011 campaign as manager of the Advanced-A Potomac Nationals.

2010 CAN-AM STANDINGS OVERALL Quebec Les Capitales Brockton Rox Pittsfield Colonials New Jersey Jackals Worcester Tornadoes Sussex Skyhawks

»

GP W 94 57 93 54 93 48 92 42 93 42 91 35

L 37 39 45 50 51 56

PCT .606 .581 .516 .457 .452 .385

GB 0.0 2.5 8.5 14.0 14.5 20.5

FIRST HALF GP W Quebec Les Capitales 47 30 Brockton Rox 47 27 Sussex Skyhawks 46 25 Pittsfield Colonials 47 20 New Jersey Jackals 46 19 Worcester Tornadoes 47 19

L 17 20 21 27 27 28

PCT .638 .574 .543 .426 .413 .404

GB 0.0 3.0 4.5 10.0 10.5 11.0

SECOND HALF GP W Pittsfield Colonials 46 28 Brockton Rox 46 27 Quebec Les Capitales 47 27 New Jersey Jackals 46 23 Worcester Tornadoes 46 23 Sussex Skyhawks 45 10

L 18 19 20 23 23 35

PCT .609 .587 .574 .500 .500 .222

GB 0.0 1.0 1.5 5.0 5.0 17.5

PAST LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Quebec Capitales Quebec Capitales Sussex Skyhawks Nashua Pride Quebec Capitales Worcester Tornadoes

1111


18 GROVE AVENUE, VERONA

973-239-1399

TUESDAY - SATURDAY OPEN AT 11:00AM ALWAYS A HIT BEFORE OR AFTER THE GAME!

DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT & DELIVERY TORTILLASUNRISEVERONA.COM

12

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


GROUP PACKAGES

GROUP PACKAGES

GROUP TICKETS - BASED ON A GROUP OF 20 OR MORE 20-75 People 76+ People

BOX $9.75 $8.75

RESERVED $7.75 $6.75

Yogi Berra Stadium that is especially designed to cater to your group. Your picnic begins 1 hour prior to game time.

ALL GROUPS WILL RECEIVE:

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Coupon good for a 10% discount at the Strike Zone Group recognition during the game

EACH GROUP CAN ADD: • • •

Food vouchers for $5.00/person. Each voucher can be redeemed for a hot dog, chips, and a 16 oz. soda. Bracelets for unlimited beverages until the 7th inning (alcoholic and nonalcoholic available) for $20.00/person Jackals dollars are available in $1.00 & $5.00 denominations

JR. JACKALS KIDS CLUB ($25 PER CHILD) MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: • • • • • •

T-shirt Membership Card Kit full of fun stuff Jackals newsletters Free admission to all Sunday home games Pre-season barbeque with players

• • •

Picnic area, reserved seat* and your own party host Barbeque grill until the start of the game with hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, salad, chips and cookies Unlimited domestic draft beer, fountain soda and bottled water until the 7th inning Coupon good for a 10% discount at the Strike Zone Group recognition during the game

PEOPLE ADULT KIDS (12 and under) 40-59 60-79 80-109 110+

$33 $31 $29 $27

$24 $22 $20 $18

*Box Seat Upgrade! You may upgrade to box seats for an additional $2 per person.

JACKALS PARK PICNICS Jackals Park is a picnic area located inside

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

13


FEATURE

ISAAC PAVLIK JACKALS Q&A WITH

Garden State native Isaac Pavlik enters his seventh season with the Jackals in 2011. Pavlik, who turned 31 on May 19, is New Jersey’s all-time leader in appearances on the mound. The southpaw, who remains the career saves leader at his alma mater, Seton Hall, recently took some time to sit down and answer a few questions.

JACKALS YEARBOOK: “You’re entering your seventh season with the Jackals. Additionally, you spent four years at Seton Hall. What has it been like being able to play close to home in front of your friends and family for the majority of your career?” ISAAC PAVLIK: “It’s been beyond exciting. I don’t want to call it a dream come true, but it’s as close to a dream come true to be able to stay close to home and continue my career as long as I can.”

JACKALS YEARBOOK: “What brings you back every summer?” ISAAC PAVLIK: “The competitive nature inside of me. There’s nothing better than going out there and being able to compete against younger guys and older guys. Every year it’s the matter of competition; that and the camaraderie. One of the toughest things, when it’s eventually time, is going to be leaving the clubhouse and leaving the guys you live and die for.”

JACKALS YEARBOOK: “Up until this past offseason you had taught at a private school. How did your background as a teacher help you last season when you also served as the Jackals’ pitching coach?”

ISAAC PAVLIK: “Being an older guy I love doing whatever I can to help the younger guys on the team. Being around the team for as long as I have helps me understand what needs to be done and hopefully how to pitch. At first it was a little bit overwhelming, but then you get into a nice routine and I really enjoyed that routine and I look forward to possibly coaching again in the future. It was very, very fun to be able to see both sides of the spectrum.”

JACKALS YEARBOOK: “When did you start wearing number seven? Why don’t we see more pitchers with single-digit uniform numbers?”

ISAAC PAVLIK: “Growing up I was an outfielder and I remember my coach at the time handed me the jersey and said “this is my favorite number and I wouldn’t give it to anybody I didn’t respect” so he gave me that jersey and said “I hope you wear it well” so honestly, I’ve been wearing number seven since the first year of Babe Ruth. I’m really not sure why pitchers are reluctant to wear single-digit numbers. Maybe it’s because I’m an outfielder at heart, which you can see during pregame.”

JACKALS YEARBOOK: “How did you get the nickname ‘Pitbull?’ Do you own a Pitbull?” ISAAC PAVLIK: “I don’t own a pitbull. I own a Pomeranian, which is a little pitbull at heart, named Mimi, but one of the writers with the Jackals a few years back came up with the nickname in a postgame story and I guess it’s just kind of stuck. He came up with a bunch of nicknames for everybody. John Lindsey had a nickname that I unfortunately can’t remember and Aaron Myers was “the bulldog” so everybody had a little nickname.

JACKALS YEARBOOK: “Is there anything you haven’t seen or accomplished in your baseball career that you would like to?” ISAAC PAVLIK: “Obviously making it to the big leagues, but winning a championship would be pretty special. That’s another thing that brings me back. I’ve been a part of a lot of things so I try to stay pretty humble and just hope I stay healthy so I can pitch another year.”

14

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


Official Motorcoach of the

New Jersey Jackals

CHARTER AND TOUR SERVICE We provide Motorcoach transportation for many groups: Family Weddings & Reunions, School Trips, Men’s and Women’s Clubs, Corporate and Business Events, Civic Organizations, Church Outings, and many other events.

All Coaches Equipped With: �� Restroom �� Semi reclining seats �� P.A. System – Radio – Video System �� Climate Controlled

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

��������������������������� 71 River Road Chatham, NJ 07928 (973) 635-2374 (800) 675-0287 www.passaicvalleycoach.com

15


16

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


FOLLOW THE JACKALS Home or away, there are plenty of ways to follow the Jackals and stay up-todate throughout the 2011 season BROADCAST

JACKALS.COM

TWITTER

twitter.com/jackalsbaseball

FACEBOOK

facebook.com/jackalsbaseball

LIVE STATS

canamleague.com

GAME NOTES

issuu.com/newjerseyjackals

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

MEDIA INFORMATION Credentials Requests for credentials for media and photographers covering the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium should be made by contacting the Media Relations Department by phone at (973) 655-8047 or by email at cchrusciel@jackals.com. Interviews with Players and Coaches All player and coach interviews must be arranged through the Media Relations department. Please give as much advance notice as possible. A time convenient for both player/coach and media member will be arranged. Yogi Berra Stadium Press Box Only accredited members of the media will be issued credentials to cover New Jersey Jackals baseball at Yogi Berra Stadium, and only those issued passes will be permitted in the press box. Members of the media are reminded that the press box is a working area and cheering for either the home or visiting teams will not be tolerated.

17


MANAGER JOE CALFAPIETRA JOE CALFAPIETRA

44

FIELD MANAGER - NINTH SEASON Joe Calfapietra, the longest-tenured manager in the Can-Am League, returns to the Jackals’ dugout for his ninth season as the team’s field manager in 2011. It will mark his 12th year as a professional manager. Calfapietra earned his 500th career managerial victory in dramatic fashion on August 26, 2010 when New Jersey defeated Quebec 1-0 on a Carlos Sosa walk-off double in the bottom of the QUICK FACTS: JOE CALFAPIETRA ninth inning, which preserved an Isaac Pavlik complete-game shutout. • Last name is pronounced cal-fuh-pee-A-tra In 2009, Calfapietra was named the Can-Am League Manager of the Year after guiding • Was inducted into the Gary Souththe Jackals to the league’s first-half title Shore Railcats Hall of Fame in 2009. and a playoff appearance. He also garnered • Spent three years on the coaching Manager of the Year honors in 2004 when staff of Jackals coach Ed Ott when he led the Jackals to a Northeast League Ott was the manager in Allentown. championship. • Only two current independent managers have been at their team’s Calfapietra, 40, began his coaching career helm longer than Calfapietra: Doug with the Northern League’s Duluth-Superior Simunic (entering his 16th season Dukes in 1994 before spending the 1995 and with Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 1996 seasons with the Aberdeen Pheasants of the American Association) and of the Prairie League. In 1997, Calfapietra Sparky Lyle (entering his 14th seajoined manager Ed Ott’s coaching staff with son with the Somerset Patriots of the Allentown Ambassadors as Director the Atlantic League) of Baseball Operations. Calfapietra was named the Ambassadors manager in 2000 at the age of 29, making him the youngest manager in Northern League history. After posting an 85-90 managerial record in two seasons with the Ambassadors, Calfapietra left Allentown after five years to guide the expansion Gary SouthShore RailCats in their inaugural season in 2002. Calfapietra led Gary, which played its entire schedule on the road while waiting for its ballpark to be constructed, to a 35-55 team record and was named the Northern League Manager of the Year. Calfapietra joined the Jackals in 2003 and earned his second Manager of the Year award in 2004 when he led New Jersey past the North Shore Spirit for the Northeast League title. The Royersford, PA native played at Eastern College in Saint Davids, PA, where he was a two-time Division III All-American selection at first base. When he was not drafted out of college, Calfapietra turned to coaching and earned his Master’s Degree in Education. He has spent time collegiately as an assistant coach at Eastern College, a volunteer assistant at St. Joseph’s University, and as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Villanova University.

18

CALFAPIETRA’S PROFESSIONAL COACHING RESUME RESUME COACHING RECORD W/ NEW JERSEY: 386-352 CAREER MANAGERIAL RECORD: 506-497

MANAGERIAL CAREER 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals New Jersey Jackals Gary SouthShore Railcats Allentown Ambassadors Allentown Ambassadors

42-50 55-39* 43-51 49-44 43-48 48-44 54-39* 52-37 35-55* 43-47 42-43

COACHING CAREER 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

Allentown Ambassadors Allentown Ambassadors Allentown Ambassadors Aberdeen Pheasants Aberdeen Pheasants Duluth-Superior Dukes

* indicates Manager of the Year honors

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


2011 COACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF ED OTT - PITCHING COACH FOURTH SEASON WITH NEW JERSEY Ed Ott returns to the Jackals in 2011 as a coach after spending the 2010 season as manager of the Can-Am League’s Sussex Skyhawks. Ott spent three seasons as a coach on Jackals’ manager Joe Calfapietra’s staff (2007-2009) before taking over the Skyhawks. Prior to arriving in New Jersey, Ott managed the Jackals’ former Northeast League rival Allentown Ambassadors for four and a half seasons. With Allentown, the Muncy, PA native was named Northeast League Manager of the Year in both 1998 and 1999. Ott was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 23rd round of the 1970 amateur draft and spent eight seasons in the major leagues as a catcher and outfielder, batting .259 with 33 home runs in 567 career games. He helped the Pirates defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series, scoring the winning run in Game 2 while batting .333 with a double and three RBIs in the series. Ott was traded to the California Angels prior to the 1981 season, but was limited to 75 games due to a rotator cuff injury. He retired after one season with the Angels and began his coaching career, serving as Barry Bonds’ first pro manager with the Single-A Prince William Pirates in 1985. Ott, who currently resides in Virginia, spent seven seasons coaching at the major league level, serving as the Houston Astros first base coach and bench coach from 1989-1993 under Art Howe and as the Detroit Tigers bullpen coach from 2001-2002 under Phil Garner. In 1979, Ott rode a bicycle from Philadelphia to spring training in Bradenton, Fla., in support of Tug McGraw’s charitable foundation for muscular dystrophy.

ANI RAMOS - COACH 14TH SEASON WITH NEW JERSEY Ani Ramos, who has been with the Jackals as a coach since their inception in 1998, enters his 14th season with New Jersey in 2011. The only member of the organization in uniform for each of the team’s first 13 seasons, Ramos sports four championship rings. Prior to his time with the Jackals, Ramos, who was born in Cuba and raised in Passaic, N.J., played for Ramapo College and was a coach on the 1984 Roadrunners squad that won the NCAA Division III national championship. Ramos has also coached at Montclair State University and managed the Clifton Phillies in the Met League for two years. Ramos resides in Fairfield, N.J.

HUNTER VICK - COACH FIRST SEASON WITH NEW JERSEY Hunter Vick joins the Jackals coaching staff for the 2011 season after spending 2010 coaching under Ed Ott with the Sussex Skyhawks. After playing at Faulkner State Community College in his home state of Alabama, Vick transferred to the University of West Florida for his junior and senior seasons prior to inking his first professional contract with the independent Pensacola Pelicans in 2004. An infielder, Vick played 14 games with the Pelicans before signing with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2005. Vick spent three seasons in the Tampa Bay system, reaching as high as Double-A Montgomery. In 258 career games over four seasons, Vick batted .224 with 21 doubles and 69 RBIs.

ERIC WAMSLEY - HEAD TRAINER SECOND SEASON WITH NEW JERSEY Eric Wamsley returns to the Jackals for his second season as the team’s head trainer in 2011. A graduate of Dominican College, Wamsley has been a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist for the past ten years. In the offseason, he works with Felix Festa Middle School in Rockland County as their medical specialist. Wamsley resides in New City, N.Y.

WALLY BRACKETT - CLUBHOUSE MANAGER 10TH SEASON WITH NEW JERSEY 2011 marks Wally Brackett’s 10th season as the Jackals’ clubhouse manager.

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

19


MEET THE 2011 JACKALS CHRIS ANDERSON - C Height - 6’0”

Weight - 215 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 10/27/85 Resides - Spring Valley, CA

Catcher Chris Anderson joins the Jackals for his fifth professional season in 2011. Anderson played for three teams in the Braves minor league system in 2010, advancing as high as Double-A Mississippi while also seeing time at the Single-A level with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Rome Braves. Anderson’s best season came as a rookie in 2007, when he batted .286 with two home runs and a .438 on-base percentage in 22 contests for the Danville Braves. The 25-yearold backstop was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 2007 after a two-year college career at San Diego State University, where he played under baseball hall of famer and SDSU head coach Tony Gwynn. In 91 career games, the California native is a .201 hitter with three home runs and 19 RBIs.

PHIL BARTLESKI - RHP Height - 6’7”

Weight - 240 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 4/22/83 Resides - Tampa, FL

Right-handed pitcher Philip Bartleski joins the Jackals for his fifth season of professional baseball. Bartleski, who was acquired from the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the American Association, spent the first four years of his career in the Yankees organization. Bartleski reached as high as Double-A Trenton in 2009 after posting a 2-1 record with a 2.86 ERA in 16 appearances for Class A Tampa. His best season came in 2008 in Tampa when he went 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA in 29 appearances, as he allowed just 35 hits in 55 innings pitched. The 28-year-old relief pitcher was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Yankees in 2007 after finishing his collegiate career at Oklahoma City University. In 100 career appearances, the Virginia native has a 3.38 ERA over the course of 184 innings.

DAN BETTERIDGE - INF Height - 6’0”

Weight - 185 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 12/28/87 Resides - Turnersville, NJ

Infielder Dan Betteridge, 23, returns to the Jackals for his second season in 2011. Betteridge signed his first professional contract with the Jackals last July following a stellar career at Rutgers University, where he was a three-year starter at shortstop for the Scarlet Knights. With New Jersey, the Turnersville native committed just one error in 25 games while batting .206 and knocking in six runs in 2010.

STEPHEN CLYNE - RHP Height - 6’2”

Weight - 205 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 9/22/84 Resides - Madisonville, LA

After four seasons in the New York Mets minor league system, right-hander Stephen Clyne joins the Jackals for his fifth professional season in 2011. In 2010, Clyne appeared in 10 games with the Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA. In 2009, he posted a 1.27 ERA and held opponents to a .179 average in 26 appearances with St. Lucie before earning the call to Double-A Binghamton. Clyne saved 17 games for the Single-A Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. A native of Parkland, Fla., Clyne was selected by the Mets in the third round of the 2007 draft out of Clemson University. While at Clemson, Clyne compiled a streak of 31.1 consecutive scoreless innings, which is the second-longest such streak in Tigers history. During his four-year career, the 26-year-old Clyne has appeared in 117 games, all in relief. He has allowed just five home runs in 164.1 innings and is 9-8 with a 3.94 ERA with 21 saves.

LEONARD DAVIS - OF/3B Height - 5’9”

Weight - 215 Bats: L Throws: R Birthdate - 12/24/83 Resides - Hanford, CA

Leonard Davis joins the Jackals for his eighth professional season in 2011. Davis has connected on at least 16 home runs each of the past four seasons. Last year, Davis began the season at Double-A Harrisburg before being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse, where he batted .254 with 15 home runs in 96 games. He spent the majority of the 2009 season at Harrisburg, batting .281 with 14 homers. In 2008, he launched a career-high 25 home runs between three levels in the Washington Nationals’ organization. A California native, the 27-year-old Davis was selected by the Montreal Expos in the eighth round of the 2004 draft out of Fresno City College. Over his first seven seasons, all spent in the Expos/ Nationals minor league system, Davis is a career .269 hitter with 99 home runs and 335 RBIs. He has been named a league All-Star three times and can fill multiple positions, having played 417 career games in the outfield, 346 career games at third base, and 78 career games at second base

20

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


MEET THE 2011 JACKALS MIKE DEJESUS - INF Height - 5’10” Weight - 185 Bats: L Throws: R Birthdate - 7/16/83 Resides - Manalapan, NJ Infielder Mike DeJesus returns to the Jackals for his third season with the team in 2011. The Jackals starting shortstop the past two seasons, DeJesus is coming off a strong 2010 campaign where he batted .293 while lacing a career-high 17 doubles and ranking ninth in the Can-Am League with a .381 on-base percentage over 79 contests. In the postseason, the left-handed hitting infielder led the Jackals with a .385 batting average. A slick fielder, DeJesus committed just 15 errors in 78 games and ranked second among Can-Am League shortstops in fielding percentage. In 2009, the Manalapan, N.J. native batted a career-high .297 and finished fifth in the Can-Am League with 66 RBIs for the Jackals. The younger brother of Oakland Athletics outfielder David DeJesus, Mike was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 15th round of the 2005 draft out of Coastal Carolina University, where he was a Big South Conference All-Star second baseman as a senior. DeJesus spent four seasons in the Reds’ system, rising as high as Double-A Chattanooga in 2008 where he hit .270 in 67 games for the Lookouts. In 2007 with the Sarasota Reds, DeJesus led all Cincinnati farmhands with 78 walks and was the second-toughest batter to strike out in the Advanced-A Florida State League (once every 9.77 at-bats). During his first six professional seasons, DeJesus has walked more times (316) than he has struck out (302) and sports a .266 lifetime average with 18 home runs.

ANGEL FLORES - C Height - 6’2”

Weight - 215 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 8/16/86 Resides - Manati, PR

Catcher Angel Flores begins his seventh professional season in 2011. After spending five and a half seasons in the Detroit Tigers system, Flores signed with New Jersey in July 2010 and hit .248 in 34 games down the stretch. Prior to joining the Jackals, Flores played at three levels in the Detroit system in 2010, reaching Triple-A with the Toledo Mud Hens. He enters 2011 with a career .215 batting average over 209 games. Flores was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 46th round of the 2003 draft out of high school, but elected to attend a junior college before signing with the Tigers as a free agent in October 2004. On July 15, 2007, Flores was behind the plate for Oneonta Tigers hurler Guillermo Moscoso’s no-hitter, which was the first nine-inning no-hitter in the New York-Penn League in over 50 years. Flores hails from Manati, Puerto Rico, a baseball hotbed that has also produced major leaguers Ivan Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran.

STEVE FOX - RHP Height - 6’6”

Weight - 215 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 11/10/85 Resides - Washington Twp, NJ

Garden State native Steve Fox joins the Jackals for his third professional season in 2011. Fox spent the majority of the 2010 season with the Lowell Spinners, where he went 4-2 with a 4.96 ERA in 16 games for the Boston Red Sox New York-Penn League outpost. He also saw action for the Single-A Greenville Drive and Advanced-A Salem Red Sox. Fox spent 2009 with the Sussex Skyhawks, where he posted a 3.98 ERA in 19 relief appearances, including 42 strikeouts in 40.2 innings. He improved as the year progressed, notching a 1.90 ERA over the final two months of the season. Following the completion of his rookie campaign, Fox was named the ninth-best independent league prospect by Baseball America and had his contract purchased by the Red Sox that October. A former standout at Bergen Catholic High School in nearby Oradell, N.J., the 25-year-old resides in Washington Township, N.J.

BOBBY GAGG - RHP Height - 6’0”

Weight - 215 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 12/29/86 Resides - Hamburg, NJ

Bobby Gagg begins his second professional season in 2011. The 24-year-old from Hamburg, N.J., did not pitch professionally in 2010. Gagg turned in an impressive rookie campaign in 2009, compiling a 1.50 ERA in 16 relief appearances between three levels in the New York Mets minor league system after signing as a nondrafted free agent out of Coastal Carolina University. That season, Gagg struck out 24 batters and walked just six in 20 innings of work, finishing the season with the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones. Gagg finished his career at Coastal with a 26-10 record and a 3.37 ERA, posting nearly a three-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio (227 strikeouts, 76 walks) in four seasons. As a sophomore in 2007, Gagg went 12-2 for the Chanticleers en route to being named the Big South Pitcher of the Year and a Second Team All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball.

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

21


MEET THE 2011 JACKALS Nick Giarraputo - INF Height - 6’4”

Weight - 210 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 5/29/88 Resides - Calabasas, CA

Nick Giarraputo joins the Jackals for his sixth professional season in 2011. In 2010, Giarraputo served as the Sussex Skyhawks’ third baseman under manager Ed Ott. With Sussex, the California native hit .243 and clubbed a career-high seven home runs while committing just 11 errors in 79 contests. Giarraputo was selected by the Mets in the 12th round of the 2006 draft out of Simi Valley High School, the same high school that produced major league pitchers Jeff and Jered Weaver. In 2007, Giarraputo led the Rookie-Level Appalachian League with 24 doubles at age 19 while playing for the Kingsport Mets. He spent the first four years of his career in the Mets’ system, advancing as high as Single-A Savannah during parts of the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Over five professional seasons, Giarraputo is a .252 career hitter.

JEFF GOGAL - LHP Height - 6’2”

Weight - 195 Bats: R Throws: L Birthdate - 6/10/82 Resides - Loxley, AL

New Jersey native Jeff Gogal, a former All-American hurler at Montclair State University, joins the Jackals for his seventh professional season in 2011. Gogal, a 12th round pick by the Florida Marlins in the 2004 draft, reached the Triple-A level for the first time in his career last season when he turned in three scoreless relief appearances for the New Orleans Zephyrs. Prior to earning the call to New Orleans, Gogal dominated the Advanced-A Florida State league in 2010, going 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in 22 contests. He has spent parts of each of the past four seasons at the Double-A level, earning Southern League Mid-Season All-Star accolades in 2008 with the Carolina Mudcats when he appeared in a career-high 47 games and went 6-2 with a 2.93 ERA. Over six professional seasons, the southpaw is 17-15 with a 3.74 ERA and 286 strikeouts in 286.1 innings.

CHARLIE GORDON - RHP Height - 6’5”

Weight - 225 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 4/14/87 Resides - Pasadena, MD

Charlie Gordon joins the Jackals for his second professional season in 2011. Gordon saw his first professional action in 2010, signing with the Sussex Skyhawks in mid-August and turning in seven scoreless relief appearances down the stretch. With Sussex, the right-hander allowed just six hits in 9.1 innings. A Pasadena, Md. native, Gordon pitched two seasons at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland before transferring to Shepherd University to conclude his college career.

MIKE JONES - 1B Height - 6’3”

Weight - 265 Bats: L Throws: R Birthdate - 6/14/85 Resides - Moreno Valley, CA

First baseman Michael Jones, who was with the Jackals in spring training in 2010 prior to having his contract purchased by the Atlanta Braves on May 20, returns to New Jersey for his seventh professional season in 2011. Jones spent 2010 with the Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, where he batted .282 with five home runs in 97 games. Prior to joining the Braves, Jones spent his first five seasons in the Boston Red Sox system. Jones, who hails from Moreno Valley, Calif., spent 2009 with the Advanced-A Salem Red Sox, where his .283 batting average was good for ninth-best in the Advanced-A Carolina League. During his rookie season in 2006, Jones clubbed a career-high nine home runs, the second-most in the Gulf Coast League. A former 25th round pick by the Red Sox in 2004, Jones played college baseball at Arizona Western College prior to being drafted as an outfielder. Entering 2011, Jones is a career .296 hitter with 38 home runs and 109 doubles over six seasons.

22

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


MEET THE 2011 JACKALS MYRON LESLIE - INF/C Height - 6’3”

Weight - 220 Bats: S Throws: R Birthdate - 5/2/82

Resides - Riverside, FL

After beginning 2011 with the Double-A Trenton Thunder, Myron Leslie re-signed with the Jackals in May just before the start of the Can-Am League season. Leslie previously played for the Jackals in 2009, when he was a Can-Am League All-Star first baseman after finishing second in the league with 72 RBIs and fourth in the league with 18 home runs while batting .272. That season, Leslie led the circuit with eight intentional walks and was named the June Can-Am League Player of the Month. He had his contract purchased by the New York Yankees following the season. The Florida native spent the 2010 campaign close to home with the Advanced-A Tampa Yankees, batting .269 in 80 contests for the Yankees’ Florida State League affiliate. Prior to joining the Jackals in 2009, Leslie spent his first six professional seasons in the Oakland A’s organization after being selected by Oakland in the eighth round of the 2004 draft out of the University of South Florida. In seven seasons prior to 2011, the 29-year-old is a lifetime .268 hitter with 72 home runs. He has spent parts of three seasons at the Double-A level and has finished among the top five in walks in his respective league four times during his career.

JAMES LEVERTON - LHP Height - 6’2”

Weight - 210 Bats: R Throws: L Birthdate - 5/18/86 Resides - Flower Mound, TX

Southpaw James Leverton joins the Jackals in 2011 after spending his first three professional seasons in the Chicago Cubs system. Leverton split the 2010 campaign between three Cubs minor league affiliates, combining to go 10-1 with a 2.75 ERA in 49 relief appearances. He also notched nine saves and finished 28 games. Leverton began the year with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs, where he was named a Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star prior to being promoted to Advanced-A Daytona. Leverton finished the season at Double-A West Tennessee. As a rookie in 2008, Leverton went 1-3 with a 4.61 ERA in 15 games (10 starts) for the rookie-level Boise Hawks. In 2009, he started 25 games for the Daytona Cubs and went 9-11 with a 4.35 ERA. Leverton was selected by the Cubs in the eighth round of the 2008 draft following his junior year at Texas Tech. Leverton was a position player during his first two seasons with the Red Raiders, earning Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades as a first baseman as a sophomore prior to shifting to the mound as a junior. In his three-year career, the Rockwall, Texas native is 20-15 with a 3.96 ERA over 90 games (35 starts).

JARED LOCKE - LHP Height - 6’6”

Weight - 240 Bats: R Throws: L Birthdate - 8/14/84 Resides - Inman, SC

Jared Locke joins the Jackals for his sixth professional season in 2011. Locke was a workhorse for the Sussex Skyhawks in 2010, appearing in a Can-Am League-record 49 games. With Sussex, the 6-foot-6 southpaw went 6-8 with a 3.93 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 52.2 innings while holding left-handed hitters to a .198 batting average. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Texas Rangers in 2006 after pitching at Division II Newberry College, Locke appeared in 14 games (seven starts) for the Rookie-Level Arizona League Rangers in 2006. Locke began the 2007 campaign with Single-A Clinton but was released that June and signed with the Frontier League’s Traverse City Beach Bums, where he appeared in 93 games over three seasons before joining the Skyhawks. He has worked exclusively in relief over the past four years. In his career, the Inman, S.C., native is 13-19 with a 4.43 ERA and 214 strikeouts in 225.1 innings.

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

23


MEET THE 2011 JACKALS ISAAC PAVLIK - LHP Height - 5’8”

Weight - 165 Bats: R Throws: L Birthdate - 5/19/80 Resides - Ramsey, NJ

The longest-tenured player on the Jackals roster, Isaac Pavlik, returns to New Jersey for his seventh season with the team in 2011. Pavlik turned in another outstanding season in 2010, going 7-6 while ranking ninth in the Can-Am League with a 3.73 ERA. After beginning the season working out of the bullpen, Pavlik re-joined the rotation in June and proceeded to win six of his first eight starts. Pavlik was also responsible for both of New Jersey’s complete-game shutouts in 2010. A six-time Can-Am League Pitcher of the Week, the durable southpaw has posted a sub-four ERA and hurled at least 100 innings in each of his six seasons with New Jersey. Over nine professional seasons, Pavlik is 54-40 with a 3.68 ERA and better than a three-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio. Pavlik enters 2011 as the Jackals all-time leader in games pitched (130) and is set to join Joel Bennett as the only two players to spend seven seasons in a Jackals uniform. The 5-foot-8 Pavlik was a 10th-round selection by the Colorado Rockies in the 2002 draft. Pavlik spent nearly three seasons in the Rockies system as a relief pitcher, earning Northwest League All-Star honors as a rookie in 2002 when he posted a 1.13 ERA in 27 appearances for the Tri-City Dust Devils. In 2004, Pavlik signed with the Bangor Lumberjacks of the independent Northeast League before joining the Jackals in 2005. During the 2006 season, Pavlik had his contract purchased by the Chicago Cubs. He finished the season at Double-A West Tennessee, appearing in nine games (six starts) and going 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA before returning to the Jackals in 2007. A New Jersey native, Pavlik pitched four years at Seton Hall University where he remains the Pirates’ career leader in appearances (84) and saves (22).

MIKE PONTIUS - RHP Height - 6’2”

Weight - 235 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 10/26/87 Resides - Wentzville, MO

Mike Pontius returns to the Jackals for his second season with the team in 2011. Pontius set a Jackals’ franchise record in 2010 when he appeared in 42 games out of the bullpen. In total, the right-hander went 3-3 with a 5.81 ERA and struck out 55 batters in 48 innings for New Jersey. A Missouri native, Pontius was selected out of high school by the Cleveland Indians in the 43rd round of the 2006 draft and spent three seasons in the Indians’ system. He appeared in just five games in 2009 due to injury but was dominant with Single-A Lake County in 2008, posting a 0.82 ERA for the Captains while also spending time with the Advanced-A Kinston Indians. With Lake County, Pontius compiled the lowest batting average against (.144) of any South Atlantic League reliever. In four professional seasons, the 23-year-old has fanned 184 batters in just 163.1 innings while posting a 9-8 record and 4.68 ERA.

ARGENIS REYES - INF Height - 5’10” Weight - 180 Bats: S Throws: R Birthdate - 9/25/82 Resides - Santiago, DR Infielder Argenis Reyes, who has played 58 career major league games with the New York Mets, returns to the Jackals in 2011 for his second season with the team and his ninth overall in professional baseball. A 28-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, Reyes began 2010 as the Jackals starting second baseman and hit .279 with two home runs in 33 games before the Boston Red Sox purchased his contract on July 2. Reyes proceeded to hit .256 in 14 games with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox before being traded to the Cleveland Indians, where he finished the season batting .340 in 16 contests for Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers. Originally signed as a nondrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 2001, Reyes spent seven years in the Indians organization before signing with the Mets in 2008 and making his Major League debut later that season. He played 49 games with the Mets in 2008 and nine more in 2009, compiling a .205 major league average. Reyes spent the majority of 2009 with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, batting .282 with 31 RBIs in 101 contests. A superb defender, Reyes committed just two errors in 33 games for the Jackals in 2010, good for a .998 fielding percentage. At the major league level, he is errorless in 114 career chances. Offensively, the switch hitter boasts a .285 career minor league batting average with 145 stolen bases over eight seasons.

KRIS SANCHEZ - 1B Height - 6’2”

Weight - 230 Bats: L Throws: L Birthdate - 1/9/84

Resides - Cambridge, OH

Kris Sanchez turned in a career year for the Sussex Skyhawks in 2010, batting .281 with 19 home runs while starting all 91 games at first base for Sussex. His 19 home runs and 41 extra-base hits ranked second in the Can-Am League while his 74 RBIs ranked third. Originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as a nondrafted free agent in 2007 out of the University of Hawaii, the 27-year-old spent three seasons in the Mariners’ system. The left-handed hitting Sanchez was a Single-A Midwest League mid-season All-Star in 2009 with the Clinton LumberKings. In 2008, he finished fifth in the rookie-level Appalachian League with 11 home runs while posting a .336 batting average for the Pulaski Mariners. A native of Marana, Ariz., Sanchez has reached double-digit home runs in three of his first four professional seasons and owns a .283 career batting average. Sanchez was acquired by New Jersey from the American Association’s St. Paul Saints in exchange for cash on 12/13/10. He had previously been traded from the Sussex Skyhawks to St. Paul on 11/4/10 along with outfielder Kraig Binick in exchange for cash.

24

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


MEET THE 2011 JACKALS JEREMY SLAYDEN - OF Height - 6’0”

Weight - 200 Bats: L Throws: R Birthdate - 7/28/82 Resides - Murfreesboro, TN

Outfielder Jeremy Slayden, a former Philadelphia Phillies farmhand, joins the Jackals for 2011. Slayden did not play professionally last year after retiring midway through the 2009 season. He began 2011 with a brief stint with the Double-A Reading Phillies, where he went 3-for-6 with two RBIs in two games prior to being released. Slayden started the 2009 campaign at Triple-A, playing 38 games for Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs before hitting .281 with nine home runs in 46 contests at Reading prior to his retirement. In 2008, the Murfreesboro, Tenn., native posted a career year with Reading, batting .298 with career-high 17 home runs. In 2006 with the Lakewood BlueClaws, Slayden led the Single-A South Atlantic League with 44 doubles while helping the BlueClaws win the SAL Championship. Slayden was drafted three times, eventually signing with the Phillies after being selected in the eighth round in 2005 following his redshirtjunior season at Georgia Tech. At Georgia Tech, he clubbed a Yellow Jackets’ freshman-record 18 home runs in 2002. Slayden finished his high school career with 37 homers, second all-time in the state of Tennessee behind only Todd Helton (38).

CHRIS VASAMI - RHP Height - 6’4”

Weight - 245 Bats: R Throws: R Birthdate - 3/7/85

Resides - Mamaroneck, NY

A converted position player, right-hander Chris Vasami returns to the Jackals for his second season with the team in 2011. The 26-year-old began his transition from the infield to the mound with the Newark Bears in 2010. After making 14 relief appearances with Newark, Vasami signed with New Jersey in July and joined the Jackals’ starting rotation. With the Jackals, he went 3-1 with a 4.63 ERA in eight contests (seven starts). The Mamaroneck, N.Y., native was drafted by the Colorado Rockies as a catcher and corner infielder in the 39th round in 2007. During three seasons in the Rockies’ organization, Vasami hit .256 with four home runs in 60 games. A two-way player during his college career, Vasami spent his freshman season in 2004 at Notre Dame before transferring to Elon University.

CHRIS WHITE - OF Height - 5’11” Weight - 195 Bats: S Throws: R Birthdate - 11/12/87 Resides - Lompoc, CA After four seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization, outfielder Chris White joins the Jackals in 2011. White reached the Triple-A level for the first time in his career last season and batted a career-high .284 in 23 games with the Toledo Mud Hens. Prior to being called up to Toledo, the switch-hitter saw time at Advanced-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie in 2010. A native of Lompoc, Calif., White played at Sacramento City College before being drafted by the Tigers in the 12th round in 2007. In his four-year career, White has committed just 12 errors in 318 games while batting .238 with 16 home runs, 12 triples, and 60 stolen bases.

A.J. WIDEMAN - LHP Height - 5’10” Weight - 190 Bats: R Throws: L Birthdate - 6/8/85

Resides - Mississauga, ON

Left-hander A.J. Wideman returns to the Jackals for his third season with the team and his ninth overall in professional baseball in 2011. Wideman served as the Jackals’ opening day starter in 2010, but was limited to just 11 starts due to an injury. He finished the season 4-5 with a 4.88 ERA. In 2009, Wideman went 10-1 with a league-best 2.51 ERA, holding opponents to a .214 batting average en route to being named Can-Am League Pitcher of the Year. That season, Wideman finished second in the circuit with 81 strikeouts and was named league Pitcher of the Month in June and July. A native of Missisauga, Ontario, Wideman was selected by the Montreal Expos out of high school in the 11th round of the 2003 draft. He played two seasons in the Expos’ system before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2005. In 2007 with Advanced-A Dunedin, Wideman led all Toronto farmhands with 11 wins before reaching the Double-A level with New Hampshire in 2008. Additionally, the southpaw pitched for Team Canada for the 2005 Baseball Senior World Cup while also representing Team Canada in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament. Wideman’s younger brother, Jordan, is a catcher in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system. In his eight-year professional career, Wideman is 51-43 with a 4.00 ERA. He has walked just 194 batters while striking out 522 in 740 innings.

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

25


2010

P A C E R N O S A SE

T

he 2010 New Jersey Jackals reached the playoffs for the second straight season and saw two more alumni reach the majors en route to being named Can-Am League Organization of the Year. While the 2009 Jackals wrapped up a playoff spot in July by winning the first-half title, the 2010 season went down to the wire. New Jersey waited until the final day of the regular season on September 6 to clinch a spot after taking three of four games at Stade Municipal in Quebec. The Jackals would remain in Quebec for the first round of the playoffs, where they were swept by the eventual leaguechampion Capitales in the five-game series. New Jersey finished the regular season with a 42-50 record

Argenis Reyes was sold to the Boston Red Sox on July 2 and backstop Jordan Newton had Raul Valdes returned to Little Falls on 21, 2010 to throw out the first his contract purchased by the June pitch prior to the Jackals game against Pittsburgh Pirates on July 3. the Worcester Tornadoes. Reyes, who was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket, was batting .279 and had committed just two errors in 33 games with New Jersey while Newton, the Jackals leading hitter with a .364 average, headed to Advanced-A Bradenton.

New Jersey hit .281 as a team, the third-highest mark in the Can-Am League, despite the fact that two cogs of The longest-tenured Jackal, Isaac Pavlik, began his sixth the Jackals offense were plucked away by major league season in a Jackals uniform by shifting to the bullpen. But organizations on back-to-back days when second baseman the New Jersey native moved back into the rotation in 26

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


2010 SEASON RECAP

A.J.

WIDEMAN

ARGENIS

late-June and proceeded to win six of his first eight starts. Pavlik finished ninth in the Can-Am League with a 3.73 ERA and notched a pair of league Pitcher of the Week accolades while doubling as the Jackals pitching coach. Reliever Mike Pontius appeared in a franchise-record 42 games, eclipsing the previous mark of 41. Edward Rodriguez was also a workhorse out of the Jackals bullpen, appearing in 39 games and posting a 7-4 record with a team-best 3.26 ERA. Despite a 6.27 ERA, Romas Hicks lead the league with 18 saves. Offensively, first baseman Jabe Bergeron, who joined the team a week into the season, finished second in the Can-Am League with a career-high 19 home runs and led the circuit in slugging percentage. Third baseman Abraham Nunez – a veteran of 12 major league seasons – drew 68 walks, which was 20 more than anybody else in the league. Nunez struck out just 35 times in 85 games. At mid-season, the Jackals added a dynamic bat to the top of their lineup with the signing of center fielder Adam Godwin, who finished the year with a .345 average and 17 steals. Outfielder Kevin Clark ranked fifth in the league with 27 thefts. Jackals skipper Joe Calfapietra earned his 500th career managerial victory in dramatic fashion on August 27 at Yogi Berra Stadium when New Jersey defeated Quebec 1-0 on a Carlos Sosa walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth, which preserved Pavlik’s second complete-game shutout of the season.

REYES

The Jackals produced several memorable moments at home. On June 19 against Quebec at Yogi Berra Stadium, the Jackals tied a Can-Am League single-game record when they turned five double plays. Keeping up with their late-season success against Quebec, the Jackals plated 11 runs over the final two innings to rally past the Capitales, 16-11, in front of a crowd of over 3,000 fans in Little Falls on August 28. The Jackals took six of their final eight regularseason meetings against Quebec. 2010 was also notorious because of players who weren’t on the field. Eight different Jackals spent a total of 200 games on the disabled or inactive lists due to injury. Former Tampa Bay Rays catcher Shawn Riggans led the hurt parade as he was de-activated three times due to injury. A.J. Wideman, the 2009 Can-Am League Pitcher of the Year, was limited to just 11 starts after being sidelined a month and a half due to injury. In total, the Jackals utilized 43 players over 92 games, including six different catchers.

ISAAC

PAVLIK

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Speaking of alumni, former Jackals John Lindsey and Raul Valdes each reached the major leagues for the first time in their careers in 2010. At age 33, Lindsey grabbed national headlines when he was promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 6 in his 16th professional season. Valdes, a 32-year-old southpaw who tried to defect from Cuba five times before finally succeeding in 2003, earned a call to the New York Mets in late-April and proceeded to appear in 32 major league games and post a 3-3 record and a 4.91 ERA. 27


28

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


JACKALS 2010 STATISTICS NEW JERSEY JACKALS 2010 INDIVIDUAL BATTING STATS PLAYER Newton, Jordan Godwin, Adam *Sosa, Carlos Riggans, Shawn 1 Knazek, Scott T Knazek, Scott #Nunez, Abraham Bergeron, Jabe *DeJesus, Mike Butler, Jacob Clark, Kevin #Reyes, Argenis *Stiffler, Matt 1 Davis, Quentin T Davis, Quentin Flores, Angel Jones, Travis *Grose, Jeff Betteridge, Dan Rosa, Jovan 2 Chavez, Zane T Chavez, Zane Scanzano, Mike Petersen, Josh Forthun, Dean *Consolmagno, Mike Ferguson, Taylor

AVG .364 .345 .336 .328 .316 .265 .307 .297 .293 .290 .283 .279 .273 .257 .235 .248 .243 .239 .206 .178 .176 .188 .167 .143 .143 .091 .000

G 27 49 36 34 13 79 85 73 79 78 91 33 4 8 77 34 48 71 25 39 6 23 4 4 19 10 2

AB 99 206 140 122 38 257 309 279 283 293 357 129 11 35 255 105 177 205 68 135 17 69 12 14 56 11 7

R H 22 36 37 71 25 47 19 40 4 12 31 68 44 95 52 83 35 83 50 85 62 101 22 36 2 3 5 9 41 60 15 26 15 43 25 49 8 14 9 24 1 3 5 13 0 2 0 2 6 8 0 1 0 0

2B 9 9 7 6 1 14 11 10 17 15 13 6 0 0 10 5 11 6 2 5 0 4 0 0 2 0 0

3B 2 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HR RBI TB 2 20 55 4 32 102 1 22 63 4 26 60 1 3 16 2 20 90 2 29 114 19 63 154 2 32 106 16 55 148 9 38 147 2 15 50 0 0 3 0 3 11 7 25 101 1 15 34 3 23 63 0 19 55 0 6 16 2 11 35 0 0 3 0 2 17 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 6 13 0 1 1 0 0 0

BB IBB 13 0 19 2 17 0 15 0 9 0 33 0 68 1 37 0 42 1 40 2 39 0 12 0 0 0 3 0 22 0 17 0 23 0 30 0 5 0 4 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0

HP 1 5 0 3 1 7 0 5 2 2 4 1 0 1 6 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

SO 24 28 33 35 11 42 35 46 43 73 69 12 3 8 59 24 36 48 16 22 6 16 3 1 15 4 1

SF 1 3 1 0 0 2 4 5 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

SH 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 5 2 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 0

SB 3 17 2 1 0 4 15 0 3 0 27 5 0 3 18 0 6 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

CS 1 5 1 2 0 1 5 0 4 0 6 1 0 2 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OBP .439 .408 .405 .414 .458 .361 .428 .383 .381 .378 .358 .343 .273 .333 .309 .358 .332 .333 .257 .213 .222 .263 .154 .143 .250 .154 .000

SLG .556 .495 .450 .492 .421 .350 .369 .552 .375 .505 .412 .388 .273 .314 .396 .324 .356 .268 .235 .259 .176 .246 .167 .143 .232 .091 .000

OPS .994 .903 .855 .906 .879 .711 .797 .935 .756 .883 .770 .730 .545 .648 .705 .682 .688 .602 .492 .472 .399 .510 .321 .286 .482 .245 .000

CS 34

OBP .365

SLG .403

OPS .769

E 6 3 5 0 0 3 13 6 15 3 6 2 0 0 6 4 7 2 1 7 0 1 0 4 3 0 0

TEAM TOTAL BATTING STATS AVG .281

G 91

AB 3108

R 458

H 873

2B 135

3B 19

HR 69

RBI 421

TB 1253

BB 399

IBB 6

HP 35

SO 596

SF 34

SH 34

SB 98

E 87

NEW JERSEY JACKALS 2010 INDIVIDUAL PITCHING STATS PLAYER Ellis, Shaun Rodriguez, Edward *Pavlik, Isaac Mendez, Jairo 1 Malkowski, Brendon T Malkowski, Brendon *Estanga, Edgar *Miller, Jayson Vasami, Chris Wideman, A.J. *Lobban, Ryan Pontius, Mike Allen, Chris Hicks, Romas *Fernandez, Luis Griffin, Dan *Jones, Justin Asselin, Nick *Fagan, Paul Overbey, Seth Betteridge, Dan

ERA 1.29 3.26 3.73 3.86 4.15 4.26 4.29 4.33 4.63 4.88 5.56 5.81 6.17 6.27 6.46 7.11 7.83 8.05 9.00 11.25 18.00

W-L 0-0 7-4 7-6 0-0 0-0 3-2 3-7 4-4 3-1 4-5 5-3 3-3 0-3 1-3 2-0 2-1 0-2 1-7 0-1 0-0 0-0

G 3 39 25 5 3 14 39 11 8 11 19 42 4 38 30 14 4 10 3 4 1

GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB IBB SO HR 2B 3B 0 0 0 0 7.0 3 1 1 4 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 49.2 42 22 18 21 2 40 2 9 1 15 2 2 0 103.2 115 50 43 16 0 78 5 21 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 11 7 3 2 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 2 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 31.2 42 20 15 12 1 26 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.1 46 28 24 21 1 51 5 9 1 10 0 0 0 60.1 76 32 29 7 0 38 6 14 3 7 0 0 0 44.2 47 24 23 19 0 26 5 6 2 11 0 0 0 59.0 78 41 32 18 0 41 6 16 1 18 1 0 0 103.2 129 66 64 34 0 73 10 17 4 0 0 0 2 48.0 44 34 31 38 1 55 4 7 0 4 0 0 0 23.1 33 16 16 10 1 11 4 5 1 0 0 0 18 37.1 47 28 26 19 3 42 3 10 2 1 0 0 0 46.0 59 34 33 23 1 27 4 16 3 9 0 0 0 50.2 63 42 40 21 0 46 5 20 1 4 0 0 0 23.0 27 24 20 10 0 19 5 7 0 10 0 0 0 57.0 77 55 51 20 0 27 7 14 2 3 0 0 0 16.0 29 18 16 6 0 6 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 11 5 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

OAVG WP HB BK .143 0 0 0 .231 4 7 0 .277 2 6 0 .344 1 0 0 .316 0 0 0 .313 4 0 0 .240 5 8 0 .309 1 0 0 .269 1 3 0 .318 1 5 0 .307 1 7 0 .250 4 1 0 .363 0 0 0 .309 4 1 0 .319 2 3 0 .313 6 9 0 .297 0 4 0 .329 1 3 0 .408 0 2 0 .524 1 1 0 .250 0 2 0

TEAM TOTAL PITCHING STATS ERA 5.42

W-L 42-50

G 91

GS 92

CG 3

* - Left-handed batter or pitcher

SHO 2

SV 22

IP 796.0

H 944

# - Switch Hitter

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

R 531

ER 479

BB 293

IBB 9

1 - first team of season

SO 599

HR 75

2B 181

3B 23

OAVG .298

2 - Second team of season

WP 34

HB 62

BK 0

T - Season total

29


30

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


ABOUT FLOYD HALL ENTERPRISES Since its inception 16 years ago, Floyd Hall Enterprises has built a stellar reputation as being an organization that both gives back to its community, and consistently produces champions.

Yogi Berra Stadium opened in June of 1998 and serves as the home to the New Jersey Jackals professional baseball team in the Can-Am League and to the Montclair State University Red Hawks. The stadium, which is flanked by the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on its first base In 1996, Floyd Hall, founder and chairman of Floyd Hall side, has quickly earned the reputation as the home of Enterprises undertook the great initiative of building a champions as the Jackals have won four championships in development that would benefit both Montclair State 13 years, making them one of the winningest professional University and its surrounding communities. In the sports organization in New Jersey history along with summer of that year, a deal was struck that allowed the the Red Hawks, who won the Division III NCAA National opportunity to build a baseball stadium and ice arena on Championship in 2000. In addition, Yogi Berra Stadium university property, with funding of all construction costs hosted the 2000 Northern League All-Star Game, as by Floyd Hall Enterprises. After the construction was well as several local, college and high school baseball completed, both facilities were donated to the university tournaments. and FHE was granted a long-term lease to operate both the stadium and arena. In 2003, Floyd Hall Enterprises acquired the Essex Equestrian Center in West Orange and promptly retained “When I first envisioned these properties, my goal was Olympic trainer Thom Trout to fill the head trainer position. to try to do something to give back to this community Since the acquisition, the Essex Equestrian Center has which I have enjoyed living in for so many years,” said Hall. become one of the top riding facilities in the country. The “The opportunity to donate these world-class facilities to world- renowned instruction staff provides lessons seven Montclair State University, as well as provide this great days a week for students of all abilities in Hunter, Jumper, community with different venues where people can enjoy Dressage, and Western Riding. Students have many affordable family entertainment has been just fantastic.” opportunities to participate in horse shows and earn a spot on a show team. The ice skating arena opened in March of 1998 with two NHL size rinks, an off-ice training area, meeting rooms, The complete makeover of the internationally respected concession stand, pro shop and facilities for birthday Essex Equestrian Center includes a refurbished indoor parties. Floyd Hall Arena now attracts over 1,000,000 Olympic-sized arena for year round riding, improved visits per year and has become the home to many groups grounds for riding in a picturesque setting in the spring, including the Montclair Hockey Club, the Clifton Mustangs, summer and fall months, a new tack shop to meet all Nutley Raiders and Passaic Valley High School Hornets equestrian needs, an extensive hippotherapy program to hockey teams. help handicapped children build strength and confidence through riding, summer camp programs and much more. 2006 was a very exciting year for the staff at Floyd Hall Furthermore, expanded facilities are now available for Arena. At the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Tatiana Navka horse boarding under the care of experienced stable and Roman Kostomarov, who have trained exclusively at management. Floyd Hall Arena for the past eight years, won the Gold Medal in Ice Dancing. The pair is coached by Floyd Hall Outside of New Jersey, Floyd Hall Enterprises also provides Arena staff member Alexander Sasha-Zhulin, an Olympic affordable family entertainment at the Danbury Ice Arena medalist and world champion himself. in Danbury, Connecticut. The arena provides the highest quality of instructional, recreational and competitive Open 18 hours per day and 364 days per year, Floyd Hall programs for skaters of all ages and abilities, as well as Arena offers public skating sessions and a wealth of skating outstanding customer service everyday. The facility offers and hockey instructional programs, including skating two ice sheets, a party room and arcade, a concession programs for the deaf and hearing impaired. Former New stand and a fully stocked pro shop. Jersey Devils defenseman Randy Velischek serves as an instructor at the arena and current Devils stars Martin After 16 years of providing local communities with family Brodeur and John Madden have enrolled their children in friendly, affordable entertainment, Floyd Hall Enterprises programs at Floyd Hall Arena. Additionally, thirteen NHL look forward to bigger and better programs and promotions teams have practiced at the arena during extended road to continue to help local communities and the families that trips. make them strong grow.

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

31


32

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


ALL IN THE

FAMILY From the time he was little, Mike DeJesus has known nothing but a strong work ethic he inherited from his family.

“My father had my oldest brother, Eric, hitting baseballs from the time he was three,” DeJesus said. “I’ve been playing baseball basically since I was a baby right until now.” DeJesus grew up in Manalapan, N.J., after moving with his family from Staten Island at the age of two. His father, Heryk, constructed a batting cage in the basement of their home to make sure his kids would be able to practice hitting. “He taught us everything,” Dejesus said. “He had a plan that baseball was going to be our thing. So every day we would hit 500 balls to get our hand-eye coordination better and to make sure we were getting better all the time.” Growing up with two older brothers, DeJesus had the opportunity to learn from both of them on and off the field. “I never thought being the youngest brother was tough,” he said. “I looked up to them and I wanted to be like them. They were always telling me what to do and what not to do. They were a very positive influence on me because I knew they had been there before.” The middle DeJesus brother, Dave, is a Rutgers University product who is currently the starting right fielder for the Oakland Athletics after spending the first

eight seasons of his career with the Kansas City Royals. “Dave and I talk mostly through text messages and Skype,” DeJesus said. “I usually just ask him how he’s doing and ask him about his new baby.” However, while Mike and Dave are the professional ball players in the family, they were not necessarily the best. “Eric was actually the best one out of all of us but he dislocated his shoulder in high school and he was never the same,” DeJesus said. “He’s doing well though, living with his family in Pennsylvania and working in pharmaceuticals. He’s always watching us and supporting us.”

STORY BY MATT SUTOR

FEATURE

that DeJesus also teaches at.

“I have a love for teaching kids,” DeJesus said. “I’m trying to pass on what I know to kids now.” Going forward, DeJesus will just keep living his life the way he always has. “Just like my parents taught me, you have to think positive all the time,” he said. “I love this game, and I want to be around it for a long time.”

All three of the DeJesus sons can claim success, and Mike knows who is responsible. “Our father always had us practicing,” Mike said. “But he also knew we had to separate from the game sometimes so he was very good about getting us involved in other sports and activities. My mom is a huge part of where we are now too. She had to balance taking three kids everywhere and she was great about it.” DeJesus said his father learned the game of baseball while growing up in Puerto Rico playing sandlot ball and watching players like Roberto Clemente. He now runs his own facility in Monroe, a place

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

33


34

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


ALUMNI UPDATE

P U N O ’ N I V MO

The Jackals may be independent, but New Jersey has developed a reputation for helping players reach the major leagues 2010 marked a banner year for the New Jersey Jackals organization in terms of sending former players to the major leagues. Craig Breslow, who has been pitching at baseball’s highest level since 2005, was joined by first baseman John Lindsey and southpaw Raul Valdes, who each made their major league debuts last summer. While Breslow is the only former Jackal to begin 2011 in the majors, several alums are making their marks in affiliated baseball as the season gets underway. Breslow, currently in his third year working out of the Oakland A’s bullpen, enters his sixth season overall at the major league level. In 2010, Breslow appeared in over 70 big league contests for the second straight season, posting a 4-4 record and a 3.01 ERA in 75 outings for the Oakland Athletics. In five professional seasons, the workhorse left-handed specialist owns a 2.87 ERA over 228 games. Now 30, Breslow, whom the Wall Street Journal dubbed the “smartest man in baseball” in 2009, capped the 2010 season by being named The Sporting News’ Smartest Athlete. The Connecticut native graduated from Yale University in 2002 with a 3.5 grade-point average while majoring in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. Breslow spent part of 2004 with New Jersey, going 3-1 with a 4.10 ERA in 19 games for the Northeast League Champions before eventually playing for the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, and Oakland A’s. After grabbing national headlines last September when he was called up to the major leagues for the first time in his career during his 16th professional season, the 33-year-old Lindsey returns to the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A

affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes, in 2011. Last season with Albuquerque, Lindsey won the Pacific Coast League batting title when he hit .353 with 25 home runs and 97 RBIs. The Hattiesburg, Miss., native spent parts of the 2005 and 2006 seasons with New Jersey, where he batted .315 with 19 home runs in 125 games.

John Lindsey (left) and Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp at Dodger Stadium following Lindsey’s promotion from Triple-A last September. Photo courtesy Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers.

Valdes, who tried to defect from Cuba five times before finally succeeding in 2003, begins the 2011 season in the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds starting rotation after signing with the St. Louis Cardinals during the offseason. With the New York Mets in 2010, Valdes appeared in 38 games out of the bullpen, going 3-3 with a 4.91 ERA. Valdes was also lights out with Triple-A Buffalo in 2010, posting a 3.00 ERA with a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio while working primarily as a starter. Valdes also appeared in seven major league spring training games for the Cardinals. With New Jersey in 2006, Valdes went 7-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 17 games (12 starts).

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Outfielder Timo Perez, a Detroit Tigers’ farmhand, enters 2011 with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Perez, an eight-year major league veteran, joined the Jackals late in the 2009 season and hit .337 in 21 games. Stuart Pomeranz, a 6-foot-7 righthander, begins 2011 in the Dodgers system with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. After posting an ERA of 6.50 as a starter with the Jackals in 2009, the former second round draft pick of the Cardinals resurrected his career last season at Double-A Tulsa by moving to the bullpen and striking out 53 batters in 49 innings to compliment a 3.67 ERA. Pomeranz also appeared in three major league spring training games with the Dodgers this March, compiling a 3.86 ERA. A member of the 2010 Jackals, Shawn Riggans begins 2011 with the Double-A Huntsville Stars after signing with the Milwaukee Brewers over the winter. Riggans, who played 64 major league games over four seasons with Tampa Bay (2006-09), batted .328 with 26 RBIs in 34 games with New Jersey last year. First baseman Chris Garcia, who joined the Jackals late in the 2009 season, takes the field with the Single-A Rome Braves to start the season. Garcia spent the past two seasons in the independent ranks with the Jackals and ShreveportBossier Captains of the American Association. Since 2006, 22 Jackals have been sold to major league organizations. Visit jackals.com for updated information on Jackals’ alumni throughout the season.

35


36

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


#4 ZACH SMITHLIN

The New Jersey Jackals have retired two numbers over the franchise’s first 13 seasons: Yogi Berra — the legendary New York Yankees catcher and Montclair native for whom the Jackals stadium is named — and pitcher Joel Bennett, who spent seven dominant seasons on the mound in Little Falls. Zach Smithlin, who spent six seasons roaming the Jackals’ outfield, will join Berra and Bennett when his number 4 is retired during the 2011 season.

For six seasons, Zach Smithlin patrolled the Yogi Berra Stadium outfield brilliantly and was a terror on the basepaths. On July 30, the New Jersey Jackals will honor Smithlin by retiring his number 4. Smithlin, who spent more time with the Jackals than any position player in organization history, dominates the New Jersey record book. His 503 career hits in a Jackals uniform are 204 more than any other Jackal. Smithlin also holds the Jackals’ career records for games played (472), runs scored (287), and stolen bases (154). A New Jersey native who was born in Paterson and raised in Fair Lawn, Smithlin spent his entire professional career in the Garden State. After a successful run at Penn State, Smithlin signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a nondrafted free agent in 2003 and spent his rookie campaign with the New Jersey Cardinals, playing 44 games at the Cardinals’ New York-Penn League outpost at Skylands Park before signing with the Jackals in 2004. Following the 2004 season in which he helped lead New Jersey to a Northeast League title, Smithlin’s

contract was purchased by the San Diego Padres, but he was not reassigned after spring training. Upon returning to the Jackals, Smithlin turned in a career year in 2005, batting .358 while leading the CanAm League with 135 hits and 40 thefts and representing the Jackals at the All-Star Game in Brockton. Three years later, Smithlin once again led the circuit when he swiped 33 bags in 2008. An outfielder by trade, Smithlin even shifted to the infield for 28 games during the 2007 season when he filled in at second base for the Jackals. The switch hitter finished his career in 2010 when he saw brief action in the Atlantic League with the Somerset Patriots and Newark Bears. In eight professional seasons with four teams, the fleetfooted Smithlin batted .286 and was successful in over 82% of his steal attempts (159-for-193) while walking more than he struck out. “It was fantastic to be able to stay so close to home for my entire career and to be able to play in front of my friends and family each night,” Smithlin said.

JOEL BENNETT’S ZACH SMITHLIN’SCAREER CAREERSTATISTICS STATISTICSWITH WITHNEW NEWJERSEY JERSEY Year Age 2004 23 2005 24 2006 25 2007 26 2008 27 2009 28 TOTALS

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

G 81 90 86 91 94 30 472

AB 273 377 283 347 353 84 1717

R 52 79 40 63 45 8 287

H 82 135 63 102 99 22 503

2B 3B 9 1 20 3 4 1 10 2 12 1 3 0 58 8

HR 0 1 0 0 1 0 2

RBI 16 32 21 47 27 9 152

SB CS 14 1 40 10 28 6 33 8 33 4 6 3 154 32

BB SO 34 31 34 40 47 41 45 34 46 36 14 9 220 191

BA .300 .358 .223 .294 .280 .262 .293

OBP .381 .417 .331 .378 .363 .360 .375

SLG .341 .435 .244 .334 .329 .298 .340

37


JACKALS IN THE COMMUNITY As important as putting a great product on the field and 2011 the Jackals have donated packages including tickets creating a great environment at Yogi Berra Stadium is, the and promotional items totaling over $21,750. New Jersey Jackals’ efforts to assist in the local community are just as important. Fundraising The Jackals have a newly-revamped fundraising program Jackals Reading Program for this season. We have far surpassed our totals from last The New Jersey Jackals are in the year and we look to continue assisting in fundraising efforts sixth year of their reading proin coming years. Non-profit and charitable organizations gram, “Hit The Books”. The Jackhave the opportunity to sell tickets to any regular season als have had an overwhelming rehome game and make a profit. By purchasing a minimum sponse for the 2011 program. of 150 box seat tickets at a discounted rate, the organiza The “Hit The Books” protion will make a profit by reselling them at face value. The gram is an exciting and fun way to more tickets sold, the bigger percentage of profit the orgamotivate students to learn. Every nization makes! Each non-profit or charitable organization student participating in the program received a specially can sell tickets to family, friends and community supportdesigned bookmark and pencil, courtesy of the Jackals. ers through the Jackals Fundraiser Program to earn a miniOn the bookmark there are 4 baseballs that equals 4 as- mum of $825! This past spring, the Little Falls Athletic Club signments. After each designated assignment was com- raised over $3,500 through the program. pleted, their teacher signed the baseballs. As they comCommunity Events pleted assignments they reHave you seen us around ceived a prize; first prize is a town? The New Jersey free ice skate pass, second Jackals are excited about prize is a free patch, third helping local organizations prize is a free hot dog and throughout the commusoda. When they completnity. During the off-season, ed all the assignments they the Jackals staff, players received two free compleand mascot appeared in mentary tickets to one of over 125 events, including eight designated games little league parades, civic during the 2011 season. organization events, town “The program confestivals and career fairs. tinues to be a huge sucShould your organization cess and we are extremely have interest in having the proud to be offering this Jackals attend your event, fantastic program for a sixth please call the office to year,” said coordinator Piercheck availability. son Van Raalte. “Whenever you can encourage local students to read, while providing Stadium Events a fun, exciting incentive for them to do so, it is a winning In addition to the work that Jackals do in the community, situation.” we host multiple events at the stadium. Some events in This year the program has had an outstanding turn- 2011 include: Toy Drives, Food Drives, Youth Baseball Clinout with over 50 schools and an enrollment over 15,000 ic (in conjunction with Nike), Boy Scout Nights, Camp and kids. If you are interested in enrolling your school for the School Day, Disability Awareness, and Baseball Buddies, 2012 season, please contact the Jackals ticket office 973- plus many more. For information on each of these nights, 746-7434 ext. 8025 for more information. log onto www.jackals.com and click on the schedule tab.

Donations

The Jackals are excited about helping organizations raise money for various projects and benefits. As of May 20, 38

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


INTRODUCING OUR STARTING ROTATION

GO JACKALS!

54:15!,)49&//$3 ).#„(!./6%2 0!„  &/23.!8 UTZSNACKS.COM 2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

39


REMEMBER THE FEELING. DISCOVER AMICA.

866-51-AMICA (26422) AmicaConnections.com Amica Mutual Insurance Company. Lincoln, Rhode Island.

40

2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

41


ALL-TIME ROSTER A-A-A Abate, Mike (OF, 2001) Acosta, Jorge (P, 2008) Allan, Scott (P, 2001-2002) Allen, Chris (P, 2010) Allen, Luke (OF/DH, 2008) Alcantara, Izzy (OF, 2005) Altman, Heath (P-OF, 2000) Almonte, Wady (OF, 2004) Anderson, Doug (3B, 2007) Anderson, Jeff (INF, 1999) Anderson, John (LF/DH, 2003-2004) Arnott, George (C, 2000) Asselin, Nick (P, 2009-2010) Atlee, Tom (P, 2007-2008) B-B-B Bailey, Travis (OF, 2002-2003) Baker, Casey (OF, 2006) Ballon, John (1B, 2004) Bane, Jaymie (P, 1999) Banks, Demetrius (P, 2007) Barnes, Justin (P, 2008) Bassett, Mike (OF, 2004) Batson, Byron (P, 2003) Bauldree, Joe (P, 2000) Beamon, Trey (OF, 2001) Beauchamp, Kash (DH, 2000) Belcher, Jason (C, 2006) Bellis, John (C, 2006) Benitez, Fabricio (P, 2004-2005) Bennett, Joel (P, 2001-2007) Bergeron, Jabe (1B, 2010) Bertotti, Mike (P, 2001-2002) Betteridge, Dan (INF, 2010) Blakely, Darren (OF, 2003) Blen-Ferray, Damian (INF, 2000) Bou, Ed (P, 2000) Bowers, Brent (OF, 2000) Boyd, Jared (INF, 2004) Brack, A.J. (P, 2000, 2002) Breslow, Craig (P, 2004) Brewer, Nevin (P, 1999) Brey, Josh (P, 2006-2007) Brinkley, Darryl (OF/DH, 2003, 2005) Brinkley, Josh (INF/C, 1998-2000) Brock, Tyler (INF, 2005) Brown, Billy (OF, 2002) Brown, Jared (P, 2006) Burke, Mark (1B, 1999-2000) Burton, Essex (2B/CF, 1999) Bustos, Saul (SS, 1998) Butler, Jacob (OF/1B, 2010) C-C-C Cabreja, Rafael (OF, 2009) Callahan, Dave (1B, 2002) Callier, Jeremy (P, 2002) Calzado, Napoleon (2007) Cameron, Dustin (P, 2008) Campbell, Chad (P, 2001) Campbell, Wylie (SS, 1999) Cano, Matt (3B, 2001) Capodieci, Adam (C, 2001) Cappuccio, Carmine (OF, 1999) Carroll, Doug (P, 1999) Casteel, Ricky (P, 2001) Castleberry, Kevin (2B, 1998) Cedeno, Blas (P, 1998) Chavez, Chris (P, 2002) Checksfield, Steve (1B, 2004-2005) Chiarappa, Chris (C, 2009) Chavez, Zane (C, 2010) Church, Mike (C, 2001) Ciraco, Darren (OF, 2004-2005) Clark, Chris (C, 2003) Clark, Jason (OF, 2001) Clark, Kevin (OF, 2010) Conway, Craig (INF, 2001-2005) Collins, Ed (P, 1998) Collum, Gary (OF, 1998) Consolmagno, Mike (OF, 2010) Cordova, Ricardo (INF, 2005-2006) Corporan, Elvis (INF, 2005) Craddox, Kenny (OF, 1998, 2000) Crowther, Jackson (P, 2003-2004) Cuchetti, Tony (P, 1999)

42

D-D-D D’Alessandro, Joe (P, 2008) Darcy, Ryan (P, 2003-2004) Dattola, Kevin (OF, 1998, 2005) Davilla, Vic (3B, 2008) Davis, Brian (OF-1B, 1999) Davis, Hunter (P, 2007-2008) Davis, Quentin (OF, 2009-2010) Dean, Chris (2B-CF, 2000) Deck, Ronnie (C, 1999) DeJesus, Mike (SS, 2009-2010) DelPriore, Rob (P, 1999) DeSilva, John (P, 1998, 2003) DeYoung, Peter (INF/OF, 2001) Dietrich, Jason (P, 1998) Dixon, Ryan (P, 2006) Doino, Marty (P, 1999) Done, Juan (P, 2008) Dworken, Mikaela (C, 2002-2003) E-E-E Eason, Clay (P, 2000) Edelstein, Chris (OF, 1999) Edmondson, Jerod (OF, 2009) Elder, Rick (1B, 2004) Ellis, Shaun (P, 2010) Embry, Byron (P, 2000) Ennico, Chris (P, 2001-2002) Espinal, Willy (P, 2006) Estanga, Edgar (P, 2010) Eufemia, Frank (P, 1998) F-F-F Fagan, Paul (P, 2010) Fauske, J.P. (C, 2000) Fera, Aaron (OF, 2001) Ferguson, Taylor (OF, 2010) Fernandez, Luis (P, 2010) Fermin, Ramon (P, 2001) Fernandez, Alex (OF, 2006) Figueroa, Carlos (P, 2004) Fink, Marc (1B, 2000) Fish, Steve (P, 2001-2002) Fitzgerald, Kevin (P, 2007) Flores, Angel (C, 2010) Forthun, Dean (C, 2010) Foulks, Jason (P, 2000) Frazier, Alex (OF, 2007) G-G-G Gaal, Bryan (P, 2006) Garcia, Chris (1B, 2009) Garza, Justin (P, 2007) Gentekos, Dan (P, 2005) George, Chris (P, 2002) George, Kyle (P, 2007) Gieras, Kevin (P, 1998) Gil, Benji (INF, 2005) Glendenning, Mike (1B/OF, 2003) Godwin, Adam (OF, 2010) Gomes, Joey (DH, 2006) Gomez, Carlos (P, 2004) Gomez, Rich (OF, 2005) Gonzalez, Ender (INF, 2000) Gonzalez, Julien (OF, 2000) Goodman, Scott (UTL, 2004) Goodmann, Joe (P, 2006) Gordon, Casey (SS, 2008) Gordon, Keith (OF, 1998) Granitto, Giuseppe (P, 2009) Greene, Tommy (OF, 2000) Grezlovski, Ben (P, 2003-2004) Grice, Dan (INF, 2002) Griffin, Dan (P, 2010) Grijak, Kevin (UTL, 2003-2004) Grimmett, Darin (P, 2001) Grose, Jeff (OF, 2010) Guzman, Juan (P, 2004) H-H-H Hagan, Matt (OF, 2005) Hall, Doug (OF, 2001) Hall, Scott (OF, 2000) Halla, Ryan (P, 2002) Hand, Jon (P, 2001) Handy, Russell (OF, DH, P, 1999) Harris Cedric (OF, 2003) Hartmann, Pete (P, 1998)

Hartung, Mike (P, 1998-99) Henderson, Ken (P, 2003) Herbert, Russ (P, 2001) Hernandez, Johnny (P, 2003) Hicks, Romas (P, 2009-2010) High, Andy (P, 1998-2000) Horton, Bill (OF-C, 1998) Howdeshell, Andy (3B/SS, 2006) Hunton, Jon (P, 2007) Hummel, Dan (C, 2001) Humphries, Justin (INF, 2009) Humrich, Chris (P, 2002) Hutchings, Andy (P, 2005) I-I-I Infante, Juan (INF, 2004) J-J-J James, Drue (C, 2000) Janzen, Marty (P, 2005) Jefferson, David (OF, 2000) Johannes, Todd (C, 2002) Johnson, Jace (INF-OF, 1998) Jones, Justin W. (P, 2010) Jones, Travis (2B, 2010) K-K-K Kane, Ryan (3B, 2001-2002) Kartler, Bryce (OF, 2006) Keelin, Chris (P, 2003) Keene, Andre (DH, 2001) Kelly, Chris (3B, 2008) Kelly, John (P, 2006-2007) Kennedy, David (1B, 2001-2002) Kerrigan, Joe (3B, 2003) Kirsten, Rick (P, 2005) Knazek, Scott (C, 2010) Koutrouba, Tom (P, 2001) Kovatch, Billy (OF, 2008) Kramer, Sean (P, 2007) Kuklick, Clay (C, 2006-2007) L-L-L L’Italien, Peter (C, 2003) LaFlair, Jay (C, 2004) Larkin, Garrett (INF, 1998, 2000) Larsen, Andrew (OF, 2008) Lauderdale, Matt (C, 2007-2009) Law, Jason (OF/1B, 2003) Lawrence, Horace (OF/ P, 2005) Leandro, Francisco (OF, 2007-2008) Lebron, Francisco (INF, 2005) Lee, Andy (P, 2000) Lemke, Mark (P, 1999-2000) Lentz, Brian (OF, 2005) Leroy, John (P, 2000) Leslie, Myron (1B/OF, 2009) Lewis, Joe (SS, 1999) Lindsey, John (1B/DH, 2005-2006) Lipari, Jack (OF, 2002) Lobban, Ryan (P, 2010) Looper, Aaron (P, 2007) Lopez, Sergio (C, 2005) Lorentson, Mike (P, 2009) Loudon, Gary (P, 2003) Lovelace, Vance (P, 1998) M-M-M Madera, Sandy (C, 2005, 2007) Maddox, Craig (C 2008) Magri, Joe (P, 2003) Magrini, Paul (P, 1998-2000) Malkowski, Brendon (P, 2010) Malone, Corwin (P, 2008) Mangieri, John (P, 2000) Manning, Hank (DH, 1998) Marcotte, Trevor (P, 2003-2004) Martin, Brandon (P, 2008) Martin, Nick (P, 2008) Martinez, Hipolito (OF, 2001) Martinez, Tony (INF, 1999) Maxwell, Keith (INF/DH, 2003) McKee, Scott (C/IF, 2003) Meady, Todd (P, 2001-2002) Mendez, Jairo (P, 2010) Mendoza, Angel (OF, 2001) Mercado, Manny (P, 1999) Miaso, Curt (INF, 2007)

Mihalics, Joseph (2B, 2006-2007) Miller, Jayson (P, 2010) Miller, Josh (P, 2004) Milsom, Geoff (OF, 2006) Miyake, Chris (SS, 2001) Mondesir, James (P, 2005-2006) Moreno, Juan (OF, 2001) Morgan, Shawn (P, 2005) Morrison, Greg (1B-LF, 2000) Murphy, Timothy (P, 2007) Murphy, Tommy (INF/P, 2008) Myers, Aaron (P, 2002-2006) N-N-N Neiman, Nolan (INF, 2005) Neiser, Evan (P, 2004-2005) Nelson, Bryant (2B/SS, 2008) Nesbit, Mike (OF, 2006) Newton, Jordan (C, 2010) Nikolic, Adam (P, 2006) Nielson, Tom (P, 1999) Nivar, Ramon (SS/OF 2008) Nunez, Abraham (3B, 2010) Nunez, Rogelio (C, 1998) O-O-O Oakes, Brian (C, 2005) Odom, Lance (P, 2004) Olsen, D.C. (1B, C, DH, 1998-99) Olsen, Ryan (P, 2005) Ool, Kevin (P, 2007) Orloski, Joe (P, 2005-2006) Oropeza, Willie (C, 1999) Overbey, Seth (P, 2009-2010) P-P-P Pacyna, Ryan (P, 2007-2008) Pagan, Carlos (C, 2003-2004) Pandolfini, Ryan (1B, 1998) Paulus, Andy (OF, 1998) Peltz, Mike (C, 1999) Perez, Timo (OF, 2009) Pavlik, Isaac (P, 2005-2010) Peavey, Bill (1B, 2006) Perez, Julio (P, 2003, 2005) Perkins, Mike (P, 2004) Person, Wilton (OF, 2000) Petersen, Josh (INF, 2010) Petty, Chad (P, 2005) Pickrel, Jeremy (1B, 2007) Piercy, Mike (OF, 2005) Pike, Matt (P, 2003) Pincavitch, Kevin (P, 1998-2001) Pinoni, Scott (DH, 2000) Pomeranz, Stuart (P, 2009) Pontius, Mike (P, 2010) Potter, Mike (OF, 2002) Powell, Matt (P, 2003) Prosise, Nicholas (C, 2006) Q-Q-Q Qualben, Dave (P, 2009) Quirk, John (P, 1998) R-R-R Ramirez, Emmanuel (P, 2005) Raniere, Chris (INF, 2007) Rapp, Randy (P, 2005) Reichow, Bob (P, 1999, 2001) Reyes, Argenis (2B, 2010) Reyes, Guillermo (SS, 2006-2007) Rich, Billy (OF, 2002) Riggans, Shawn (DH, 2010) Roa, Hector (INF, 1998) Rodriguez, Edward (P, 2010) Rodriguez, Marcos (1B, 2007-2008) Rogow, Eric (P, 1998) Rogowski, Ryan (P, 2009) Rohrbach, Mike (P, 1999-2000) Rosa, Jovan (C/INF, 2010) Rose Jr., Pete (OF, 1998-99) Rossy, Eric (INF, 2001) Rowan, Chris (SS, 2003-2005) S-S-S Sabo, Timothy (P, 2007) Samboy, Nelson (2B, 2001-2002)

Players in bold have at least one game of Major League experience (either before or after their stint with the Jackals)

Samuels, Scott (OF, 2003) Sanders, Marcus (2B, 2008-2009) Santiago, Jayson (OF, 2006) Santucci, Lou (P, 2002) Scanzano, Mike (3B, 2009-2010) Schade, Ryan (OF, 2006) Schlosser, Mark (INF-OF, 2000) Schwab, Chris (OF, 2000) Schwartz, Josh (P, 2006) Seely, Jason (P, 2000) Serafin, Steve (INF, 1998, 2000) Serro, Ted (P, 2008-2009) Shepard, Steven (P, 2009) Slater, Wayne (OF, 1998) Smith, Matt (P, 2003) Smith, Tom (1B-OF, 1998) Smithlin, Zack (OF, 2004-2009) Sneed, John (P, 2003) Sosa, Carlos (OF, 2010) Spitaleri, Stephen (P, 2007) Sponhouse, Charles (P, 2005) Stanton, T.J. (P, 2006) Stegan, Brian (P, 1998) Stewart, Quinn (OF, 2009) Stiffler, Matt (1B/OF, 2010) Suchowiecki, Mark (P, 2009) Sweeney, Mike (P, 2001) T-T-T Tejeda, Juan (1B, 2008-2009) Terni, Chas (SS, 2001-2002) Terrana, Pete (P, 1999) Therneau, Dave (P, 2004) Thigpen, Jud (OF, 2007) Thomas, Jared (P, 2006) Thompson, Sean (P, 2009) Thornhill, Chad (SS, 2000) Thurmond, Ben (P, 2007) Tisch, Tim (P, 2006) Tressler, Aaron (P, 2008) Tucker, Rusty (P, 2007-2009) Turner, Tim (OF, 2007) Tuttle, Jason (OF, 2006) U-U-U Upwood, Jake (P, 2005) Urias, David (3B, 2008) V-V-V Valdes, Raul (P, 2006) Valdez, Trovin (OF, 1999) VanDeMark, John (P, 2000) Van Gorder, Mike (P, 2007) Vasami, Chris (P, 2010) Vasquez, Alberto (C, 2003-2004) Veras, Wilton (3B, 2004, 2006-2007) Vicaro, Michael (P, 2006-2009) Virgilio, George (2B, 1998) W-W-W Wagner, Matt (P, 2001) Walker, Andy (P, DH, 2002) Walker, Landry (INF, 2009) Walker, Ron (DH, 2001) Wamback, Trevor (P, 2001) Webb, Alan (P, 2001) Weidert, Chris (P, 1998) Wieben, Lou (P, 2004) Williams, Clyde (1B, 2007) White, Scott (INF, 2008) Whitworth, Brad (P, 2004) Wideman, A.J. (P, 2009-2010) Woodring, Jason (P, 1999) Wydner, Dan (OF, 1999) Wylie, Jason (P, 2006) Y-Y-Y Yount, Dustin (INF, 2007)


JACKALS HISTORY YEAR-by-year results Year Manager

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Kash Beauchamp Kash Beauchamp Kash Beauchamp George Tsamis George Tsamis Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra Joe Calfapietra

Record 53-31 45-40 31-53 45-45 62-27 52-37 54-39 48-44 43-48 49-44 43-51 55-39 42-50

First/Second Half Standings

First South Division/Second South Division First South Division/Second South Division Fourth South Division/Fourth South Division Third South Division/Second South Division First South Division/First South Division First South Division/First South Division First South Division/First South Division Second South Division/Third South Division Second Can-Am/Seventh Can-Am First Can-Am/Tenth Can-Am Third Can-Am/Eighth Can-Am First Can-Am/Third Can-Am Fifth Can-Am/Fourth Can-Am

League

Northeast League Northern League East Northern League East Northern League East Northern League East Northeast League Northeast League Can-Am League Can-Am League Can-Am League Can-Am League Can-Am League Can-Am League

Playoff Results Won championship Lost in second round Did not qualify Won championship Won championship Lost in first round Won championship Did not qualify Did not qualify Lost in first round Did not qualify Lost in first round Lost in first round

ALL-TIME MANAGERIAL RECORDS MANAGER

YEARS

Joe Calfapietra 2003-2010 George Tsamis 2001-2002 Kash Beauchamp 1998-2000

REGULAR SEASON Win % POSTSEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS

386-352 107-72 129-124

.523 .597 .510

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

9-15 18-8 8-3

1 (2004) 2 (2001, 2002) 1 (1998)

43 43


THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING... The New Jersey Jackals would like to thank the following: Season Ticket Holders PAUL BECK STEPHEN T. BOSWELL DEBBIE & BILL BROWN STEVEN BYER FRANK CANGELOSI BILL CHAMBAULT DOUGLAS CONWAY & BARBARA RUDY JEROME CERRATO ANN CRON JOHN DeBENEDETT LYNN DEMCHAK ANDREW DICLEMENTE GRACE DUL CAROL & JACK FRANZ SCOTT FREIER HENRY & BARBARA GERMANN CHRIS GITTLEMAN MARLEEN GRABOWSKY JAMES GUARDUCI JIM HAINS RICHARD HUGHES KENNETH KIEVIT GREGORY LOCKARD GREG LORD IRA MEISLIK ROBERT MILLIRON JAY H. OYER COLUMBIA BANK JEFFREY ROBERTS

SAUL ROCHMAN BRIAN C. ROSEBORO JAKE SCHUDDEBOOM ABIGAIL & ERIC SMITH JAMES SWEENEY DEBBIE TICKLE WAYNE & BEVERLY WINKLER

Host Families James and Dorothy Cole Michael Dennehy Bill Fried The Gerbino Family The Glancy Family

Corporate Season Ticket Holders TD BANK JOHN BERTONE RENO’S APPLIANCE PEPSI-COLA HOLIDAY INN PINNACLE CONSULTING GROUP INC. RAMADA INN YELLOWBOOK KOHLER DISTRIBUTING ONE SOURCE SOLUTIONS CONTINENTAL AIRLINES DR. JOSEPH DALBONE FOREVER FENCE J & J SNACKFOODS

ADVERTISERS INDEX Amica Insurance................................................40 Bernhardi Coghill & Associates.........................30 Essex Equestrian Center...................... Back Cover Fisher Nuts.........................................................32 Floyd Hall Arena....................... Inside Front Cover French’s........................................................ 12, 17 Holiday Inn.........................................................16 J&J Snacks............................................................2 Kohler Distributing.............................................34 Lamb Weston.....................................................41 Lee Nolan Associates.........................................32 North Jersey Federal Credit Union......................4 44 44

NJEA ..................................................................13 NJ Sports Media.................................................43 On the Border....................................................41 Otis Spunkmeyer...............................................32 Passaic Valley Coach..........................................15 Pepsi...........................................Inside Back Cover Rita’s Italian Ice..................................................28 UTZ.....................................................................39 Six Brothers Diner..............................................32 Stroehman Bakery.............................................40 Tortilla Sunrise...................................................12 Wing Zone..........................................................41 2011 NEW JERSEY JACKALS PROGRAM


HOLIDAY INN

2010 CAN-AM LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

45


Summer Riding Program Learn responsibility, self-esteem, fitness, & have fun! "  "   " " " ! ! "  " ! 

Register early to reserve your space! ! !

EssexEquestrian.com 46

12-22 Woodland Ave. West Orange, NJ 973.731.4182


2011 New Jersey Jackals Program and Yearbook