Greater Philadelphia Men's Adult Baseball League

 2005 Playoffs 


Blue Rocks 6 - Colt .45s 3

Elimination Round

Colt 45s 1 - Comets 0


Eagles 10 - Blue Rocks 9
Eagles 5 - Blue Rocks 0

Eagles Win GPMABL Championship!

Eagles 8 - Phillies 4

Elimination Round

Phillies 3 - Red Sox 2

 2005 Standings 






Havertown Eagles - x





Delco Blue Rocks - y





Colt .45s





Red Sox





Fishtown Phillies





Philadelphia Comets





x - Clinched GPMABL Pennant
y - Clinched Elimination Round Bye

2005 Game Results 



September 1, 2005

GPMABL All-Star Game

Eagles/Blue Rocks/Colt .45s - 4
Red Sox/Phillies/Comets - 1

Chris Joswick's squad did the little things right to win the GPMABL All-Star Game under the lights at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware.  John Lee and Kevin Snow pitched well, shutting down the opposition's bats.  Dan McMaster's tripled and scored (actually touching first and second along the way) to help the offense.

2005 GPMABL All-Star Game Participants

Colt .45s/Blue Rocks/Eagles Stars – Chris Joswick (Manager), Mike Sippel, Chris Joswick, Bryan McKernan Anthony Bueti*, Kevin Snow, Ken Racowski, Jason McDonald, Tom Haberbusch, Ian Downes, Mike Sabol, David Schmidt, Mark Joswick, Dan McMaster, Buddy Nix, Keith Gorman*, Jeff Farrell, Sam Miller, John Lee, Fran Flanagan,  Dave Polgar#

Comets/Phillies/Red Sox Stars – Jason Hale (Manager), Bill Johnson, Brett Mandel, Gene Lasky*, Bret Binder, Paul McInnis, Rico Lucero, Aaron Meredith, James Giglio, John Higgins, Miles Magbie, Michael Goldman, Bryan Bezdikian#, Antonio Aspite, Brian Sharma#, Jason Hale, Nick Madden, Shawn Barnes*, Rich Callahan, John D'Alessandro, Joe Collins

*All-Star Selection, but unable to attend
#Playing in place of absent player

August 21, 2005

GPMABL Championship Series
Game II

Eagles 5 - Blue Rocks 0
John Lee went the distance and threw a shut out as the Eagles captured their first GPMABL Championship with a two-game sweep after a near-perfect season.

James "Buddy" Nix - Manager (Eagles)

James "Buddy" Nix managed the Havertown Eagles to their first GPMABL Championship in just their second season in the league.  Buddy grew up in Florida playing for various teams and leagues before joining the GPMABL as the first overall draft pick by the Colt 45s in 2002.  After two seasons with the Colts, Buddy -- a three-time GPMABL All-Star selection -- brought the Havertown Eagles into the league where they have performed well on the field, dominating the league in 2005, clinching the GPMABL pennant, and winning the GPMABL Championship.  Buddy is a network engineer at Villanova University and he also works as a grill cook for J.B. Dawsons located in Drexel Hill, PA.  Buddy is a single father with full custody of his son and lives in
Havertown, PA.

August 14, 2005

GPMABL Championship Series
Game I

Eagles 10 - Blue Rocks 9
The Eagles won game one of the GPMABL Championship Series with a two-run, bottom-of-the-seventh-inning rally.  Dan McMaster reached base to lead off the inning and Sam Miller knocked in the tying run and then scored the game-winner on Mitch Coletto's sac fly.

Keith Gorman - SS (Eagles)

Keith Gorman helped lead the Eagles to the brink of the GPMABL Championship.  Keith was two-for-two with two walks, two RBI, two stolen bases, and two runs scored. 

August 7, 2005

Blue Rocks 6 - Colt .45s 3
The Blue Rocks doubled up the Colt .45s to advance to the GPMABL Championship

Eagles 8 - Phillies 4
The Eagles doubled up the Phillies to advance to the GPMABL Championship

Elimination Round
Phillies 3 - Red Sox 2
Eric Anderson edged the opposition and led the Phillies into the Semi-Finals

Colt .45s 1 - Comets 0
Brian Poniatowski led off the game, walked, and scored the only run of this pitchers' duel

Chris Vecsey - P (Colt .45s)

Chris Vecsey scattered three hits over his seven innings of work to earn a shut-out and an Elimination Round victory for the Colts.  Chris I played baseball at Hamilton Central School in upstate NY, where he had a 0.25 ERA in his senior year, earning him 4th Team All-State honors. He then played for Amherst College, mostly pitching in relief, earning a career record of 5-4 with four saves and a 2.95 ERA, including a 0.89 ERA in his senior year.   While he dislocated his ankle in early April and was only able to return to the team for the last few weeks of the season, he made a positive contribution in the playoff victory.  Apart from baseball, Chris is a graduate student at UPenn, studying the effects of sleep deprivation on learning and memory.  Chris lives with girlfriend Lisa in West Philly and spends most of his free time laughing at his cats' antics, and watching Family Guy and Arrested Development.

July 31, 2005

Phillies 3 - Colt .45s 2
The Phillies head into the playoffs on a winning note
Colt .45s 3 - Phillies 1
The Colt. 45s wrapped up third place with the win

 Eagles 9 - Red Sox 2
John Lee threw a one hitter as the Eagles ended the season with another win
Eagles 8 - Red Sox 1
Dan McMaster hit a monster home run as the Eagles cruised

Blue Rocks 10 - Comets 5
Jesse Frasch scored twice as the Blue Rocks doubled up their opponents
Blue Rocks 5 - Comets 4
Kevin Snow threw well and added two hits in the win

Dan McMaster - 3B (Eagles)

Dan McMaster's monster home run in his team's sweep was the latest offensive fireworks for the Eagles' third baseman.  Dan, 25, was selected All-State as a NJ High School ballplayer adn then played college ball at Division I,
College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  He is currently a teacher in Cherry Hill, NJ where he coaches basketball and baseball at Cherry Hill East High School.  Dan and wife Suzanne live in Bordentown, NJ.

July 24, 2005

Eagles 5 - Phillies 4
Jeff Farrell sparked a three-run fifth to edge the opposition
Eagles 11 - Phillies 0
Fran Flanagan's two doubles helped lead the attack

  Red Sox 2 - Blue Rocks 1
Miles Magbie went the distance as the Red Sox edged the opposition
Blue Rocks 5 - Red Sox 0
Mike Maley drove in two runs and pitched the shutout as the Rocks clinched an Elimination-Round Bye

Comets 4 - Colt .45s1
Ben Siegel-Wallace and Phil Goodhead combined on a two-hit win
Colt .45s 5 - Comets 4
Anthony Bueti's two-out game-winning single capped a four-run bottom-of-the-seventh rally

Mike Maley - P (Blue Rocks)

Mike Maley pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout in his first start on the mound this year while driving in two runs at the plate to help the Blue Rocks clinch an Elimination-Round Bye.  After a stint with the US Secret Service, he currently works full-time for a NJ State Senator as a legislative aide and attends Rutgers University Law School part-time.  Mike played baseball at Bishop Eustace Prep in Pennsauken, NJ, where the team was ranked #1 in the State by the Star Ledger and #12 in the country by the USA Today. Off the field, he plays poker with his boys and dines at new restaurants with his girlfriend, Laura.  He is 25 and currently resides in Collingswood, NJ.

July 17, 2005

Comets 11 - Blue Rocks 4
Joe Collins homered and scored three times as the Comets earned the split
   Blue Rocks 13 - Comets 4
Mark Joswick scored three times as the Blue Rocks poured on the runs

Eagles/Red Sox
Rain Out

Phillies/Colt .45s
  Rain Out

Antonio Aspite - C (Comets)

Antonio Aspite reached base seven times and scored three times in the Comets double header split.  Antonio, 27, has been a fixture in the Comets lineup where tales of his off-the-field hijinx are always good for a laugh.  "The snuff" lives in Northeast Philadelphia where he is an auctioneer for Aspite Auto Auction.

July 10, 2005

   Blue Rocks 8 - Colt .45s 5
Tom Haberbusch went three-for-three to lead the Rocks to the win
Colt .45s 6 - Blue Rocks 4
Ken Rackowski's bases-loaded double was the difference in game one

Eagles 8 - Comets 0
Jeff Farrell threw the shutout, allowing only three hits as the Eagles clinched the pennant
Eagles 8 - Comets 1
   Dave Polgar scored three times as the  Eagles offense circled the bases

Phillies 8 - Red Sox 5
  Shawn Barnes hit his fifth home run to power the Phillies to the win
  Red Sox 7 - Phillies 3
  Bret Binder struck out seven in the Red Sox win

Shawn Barnes - 1B (Phillies)

Shawn (Skeeter) Barnes hit his league-leading fourth home run of the season and finished the day three-for-five with two walks, and three runs scored.  Shawn, 29, played college ball at Division I Siena in Albany, NY and now lives in Mt. Laurel, NJ with his cat P. Kitty. Shawn works for State Street Research in Princeton, NJ as an Accounting Supervisor. When he's not inflicting blunt-force trauma on baseballs, Shawn enjoys following the Philadelphia Eagles and managing his fantasy football team know as WITHMYSELF.


June 26, 2005

  Phillies 5 - Blue Rocks 4
Shawn Barnes hit his second home run of the day to edge the opposition
Blue Rocks 3 - Phillies 2
Kevin Snow cruised in the victory, giving his team the win

  Eagles 6 - Colt .45s 1
John Lee gave up a single, unearned run as the Eagles swept
Eagles 8 - Colt .45s 0
  Gerry Sasse went the distance, earning the shutout

Comets 10 - Red Sox 9
  Antonio Aspite knocked in three to put the Comets on top for good
  Comets 4 - Red Sox 2
  Brian Bezdikian toughed out the heat to go the distance for the win

Kevin Snow - P (Blue Rocks)

Kevin Snow earned his fifth win of the season, allowing only two runs in a complete game.  This is Kevin's third season of GPMABL baseball.  Kevin, a Penn State graduate, currently works as a Senior National Account Representative at First American Financial in Exton, PA.  He is 29 and lives in Aston, PA.  Kevin would love to bring his girlfriend out to see him play, but fears she would jinx him -- opposing batters should find her number.

June 19, 2005

Colt .45s 8 - Phillies 6
Home Runs from Anthony Bueti and Mike Sippel made the difference

Red Sox 9 - Blue Rocks 4
Jason Hale's four hits and three RBI led the way for the Sox

Eagles 4 - Comets 2
  Mitch Coletto's two-run single keyed the big inning for the Eagles

Jason Hale - 1B (Red Sox)

Jason Hale's four hits and three RBI led the Red Sox to a Fathers' Day win.  Jason is is 30 years old and lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Molly and 2-year-old daughter Meghan.  He is the Director of Business for the New Castle County VoTech School District in Wilmington, Delaware and is a Certified Public Accountant.  This is Jason's 4th year in the GPMABL and his second year of managing the Red Sox.

June 12, 2005

Comets 14 - Phillies 6
Rory Miller's four hits led the Comets' offensive explosion
Phillies 4 - Comets 3
Rich Callahan's two-run single was the difference in this tight contest

Red Sox 10 - Colt .45s 6
Miles Magbie earned the win on the hill for the Sox
Red Sox 7 - Colt .45s 3

The Red Sox knocked out 15 hits in the win

Eagles 5 - Blue Rocks 4
Dan McMasters went three-for-three to lead the offense
Eagles 8 - Blue Rocks 2
Gerry Sasse allowed a single earned run in the win

Rory Miller - SS (Comets)

Rory Miller led the Comets to the win, going four-for-five at the plate with three RBI.  Rory played Division III college baseball for Albright College in Reading, PA.  He currently works for Market Recource Partners in Center City, Philadelphia.  Rory also is a partner in a Cue Stick Company called Miller Brothers Custom Cues and Cases (  He currently resides in Northeast Philadelphia.

June 5, 2005

Blue Rocks 5 - Comets 2
Jason Leet's big double helped lead the offense
Blue Rocks 5 - Comets 3
Tom Haberbusch scored the game winner in a fifth-inning rally

Red Sox 19 - Phillies 7
An offensive explosion allowed the Red Sox to beat the spread
Red Sox 5 - Phillies 0
Bret Binder threw the shutout to get the Red Sox back on the winning track

Colt .45s 9 - Eagles 1

The Colts handed the Eagles their first loss of the season
Eagles 3 - Colt .45s 2
Newcomer Gerry Sasse gets his first GPMABL win

Bret Binder - P (Red Sox)

Bret Binder threw a complete game shutout, pitching out of two bases-loaded-no-outs jams to record the win.  This is his first year back playing baseball after taking some time off for injuries.  Brett is a 26-year-old lawyer who lives in West Conshohocken.  He is also an investor in a bowling alley.

May 22, 2005

Eagles 7 - Blue Rocks 1
The Eagles stayed unbeaten with a convincing win
Eagles 3 - Blue Rocks 2
The game went to overtime, but the Eagles won the match up of undefeated teams

Colt .45s 14 - Red Sox 4
A late touchdown by the Colts beat the spread
Colt .45s 9 - Red Sox 8
The Colts won a squeaker

Phillies 7 - Comets 6

James Giglio went the distance and hung on to win his GPMABL Pitching debut
Phillies 2 - Comets 1
John D'Alessandro allowed only 2 hits to win a pitchers' duel

James Giglio - OF/P (Phillies)

James Giglio returned to the mound after a 10-year absence to help the Phils to a game two win against the Comets. James not only threw a complete game, he added two hits and two RBI on the day.  James, 28, played college ball at Division III Stockton State College by the Jersey Shore. He lives in Old City with his girlfriend Lisa and works as a Mortgage Broker for Scharf Group, LLC. Off the field, James enjoys acting like the '93 Phillies, dining out, listening to live music, and following his dream of one day living like Dirk Diggler.

May 15, 2005

Eagles 11 - Phillies 2
John Lee won his third for the Eagles, going the distance allowing only four hits
Eagles 2 - Phillies 0
Jeff Ferrell threw a gem to win a tight one

Blue Rocks 11 - Red Sox 10
Chris Joswick's walk-off single capped a five-run, 7th-inning rally for the Rocks
Blue Rocks 7 - Red Sox 0
Mark Kevin Snow struck out 14 as the Rocks won a tight one.

Colt .45s 4 - Comets 1
Chuck Lovell went the distance with authority to earn the sweep
Colt .45s 3 - Comets 2
Brian Poniatowski's sac fly in the eighth won the pitchers' duel for the Blue Rocks

John Lee - P (Eagles)

John won his third game of the year for the Eagles, allowing four hits in a complete game.  John played Division II college baseball for, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Indiana, PA.  He currently works for The Wistar Institute at University of Penn where he is a PHD Scientist researching cancer cures.  John is an avid runner and lives in Drexel Hill, PA with wife Laura.

May 1, 2005


No Selection

April 24, 2005

Phillies 9 - Red Sox 8
Four Phillies had two hits each to edge the opposition
Phillies 3 - Red Sox 1
Eric Anderson threw a one-hitter to complete the sweep

Blue Rocks 3 - Colt .45s 2
Mark Joswick won a pitchers' duel with the help of a late error
Blue Rocks 11 - Colt .45s 6
Kevin Snow gave up no earned runs while the bats got hot

Eagles 9 - Comets 8
Fran Flanagan knocked in the winner in the bottom of the eighth
Eagles 11 - Comets 5
Michael Carfagno's single sparked a five-run sixth-inning rally that won the game

Eric Anderson - P (Phillies)

After a season away from the GPMABL, Eric Anderson started his 2005 campaign strong. Eric had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning in game two, and ended up with a one-hitter. Eric struck out six while walking two and allowing one unearned run. Eric, 29, played college baseball at Division I Siena College in Loudonville, NY with GPMABL teammates Shawn Barnes and John D'Alessandro. Eric currently lives in Chatham, NJ and works as a Hiring Agent for AG Ship Maintenance.

April 17, 2005

Red Sox 11 - Comets 5
Aaron Meredith's two-run double helped lead a Red Sox hit parade

Comets 3 - Red Sox 1
Paul McInnis and Bryan Bezdikian combine to pitch a gem

Blue Rocks 10 - Phillies 5
The 2004 GPMABL champs start the season off with a win
Blue Rocks 12  - Phillies 0
Mark Joswick helps keep the opposition off the board in the victory

Eagles 5 - Colt .45s 1
Jeff Farrell gave up no earned runs in the opening-day win
Eagles 6 - Colt .45s 2
The Eagles held the opposition in check to complete the sweep



Mark Joswick - P/1B (Blue Rocks) 

Mark Joswick went four-for-six at the plate with two walks on the day as part of the Blue Rocks' double-header sweep.  In game two, he pitched five shutout innings, giving up only four hits and one walk, while striking out seven.  Mark, 29, pitched for Delaware State for 2 years and currently lives in Newark, Delaware where he is a finance shift manager at Delaware Park.  When he is not on the ballfield Mark likes to garden, knit, and sew.  He also likes long walks on the beach in his favorite pair of capri pants and collecting dolls.  (Mark also has an older brother, Chris who still likes to stick it to his little bro sometimes.)

Bill, El Wingador, Simmons threw out the ceremonial first ball to kick off the GPMABL's 2005 Season

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