2017 Yearbooks are still available in the league clubhouse, or stop by and pick one up anytime at Suite1 in downtown Millburn (above The Hills Tavern).
Congrats to the 2017 Family Day Winners!
|Major League North National||Sparrows|
|Major League North American||Orioles|
|Major League South National||Rockies|
|Major League South American||Marlins|
|Gulf Coast League National||Wolves|
|Gulf Coast League American||Wildcats|
|International League National||Padres|
|International League American||Nationals|
|American Association National||Mariners|
|American Association American||Cubs|
|Atlantic Coast League National||Red Sox|
|Atlantic Coast League American||Angels|
|Pacific Coast League National||Bears|
|Pacific Coast League American||Mets|
Millburn High School has won the State Championship for the 2nd time in 3 years!! Congratulations to Coach Chapman and the players!!!
Rob Derfler was a 30-year member of Millburn-Short Hills Youth Baseball. He was chain manager of the Cardinals for 15 years and League President for 6. The snack bar and half the building you see did not exist until Rob became President. He spearheaded a fundraising effort which made that happen.
When Rob was chain manager, he was best remembered as someone who stressed the fundamentals no matter what time of the year. Long-time Cardinals will always remember that no matter what the weather, there is always a piece of blacktop in town where a practice can be held! Those practices paid off in results as well as players coming back year after year.
Perhaps the greatest testament of Rob’s popularity as Chain Manager was the year before he became league President. One of the team parents organized all the players to meet at Millburn High School on a Sunday morning for an unknown reason. 95% of the players showed up and they were led to the bleachers for a chain photo. No other chain manager ever has received such an honor.
After his on the field efforts he led the League into the forefront of safety. He was well ahead of baseball regulations in requiring background checks and overall protection of the players. Under his auspices he installed an AED machine and having a fully stocked first aid corner.
Most importantly he led dozens of CPR and first aid courses which many League members availed themselves of. This is a life skill for all who attended, and again, well before it was recommended by regulatory bodies.
Our hearts go out to Rob's family during this difficult time.