The 2014 season will be

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UPCOMING GAMES

NO GAMES - SEASON OVER

 

RECENT RESULTS

District 6 Playoffs

Wednesday, July 10

Fair Oaks 12, Manhart 5

Thursday, July 11

Yolo 2, Fair Oaks 1

Friday, July 12

Fair Oaks 15, Manhart 3

Saturday, July 13

Lodi 5, Fair Oaks 3

 

 


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Post 383 News
(Updated: Apr. 3, 2014 - 3 p.m.)

4TH ANNUAL POST 383 BAR-B-QUE

BLUES DINNER & DANCE

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (Apr. 3, 2014) - Fair Oaks American Legion Post 383 will be holding its 4th Annual Bar-B-Que Blues Dinner & Dance at the VFW Post 6158 building on Saturday, Apr. 5. For details, go HERE.

 

MAJOR CHANGES FOR DISTRICT 6

& AREA 1 LEGION IN 2014

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (Mar. 21, 2014) - Major changes are in store for District 6 and Area 1 American Legion baseball this season. Although we do not currently have complete details, here is a look at what we know:

    * District 6 is down to four teams - Fair Oaks, Yolo, West Sacramento and Lodi. Manhart has dropped out for the 2014 season. District 6 will be known as Area 1's "Eastern District."

    * There will be three Area 1 districts, the above mentioned "Eastern District," the Northern District (Chico Nuts, Redding Tigers, Orland Tigers, Susanville Renegades) and Western District (Fairfield Expos, Napa Riverdogs, Humboldy Legion, Petaluma Leghorns).

    * There will be an interleague schedule this year amongst the districts, but only the head-to-head games amongst the teams in any one district will count in that district's standings.

    * All district games will be 9 innings, including doubleheaders.

    * There will be no league playoffs - two teams from each district will advance to Area 1 playoffs with wild cards filling out the 8-team bracket. (the official rule is that there will be one Area 1 berth for every two teams in the district, up to three berths. Each district currently has four teams so that equals two berths each.)

    From the preliminary schedule we've received, Fair Oaks will open play on Wednesday, June 4 @ Napa.

 

FUHRMAN TO GUIDE OAKS IN 2014

   FAIR OAKS, Calif. (Mar. 19, 2014) - Ken Fuhrman, who currently serves as pitching coach for Casa Roble Fundamental High School, will take over as coach of Fair Oaks Post 383 for the 2014 season. Fuhrman should bring a wealth of knowledge to the Oaks and keep up Post 383's winning tradition on the field.

 

FORMER OAKS PLAYER HURT IN S.F. GIANTS TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2013) - Earlier this morning a passenger van transporting eleven Giants minor leaguers from the team hotel to the Giants minor league complex at Indian School in Scottsdale, Arizona, was involved in a two-vehicle traffic accident. Giants prospects Bryce Bandilla, Adalberto Mejia, Dan Slania, Jeff Soptic and Kelby Tomlinson were taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries. All five players have been released from the hospital and are resting comfortably at the team hotel and will be checked by team doctors over the next 24 hours.
    The Giants minor leaguers were just beginning a three-week conditioning camp.

    (NOTE: Bryce Bandilla played for the Oaks in 2008 and 2009).

 

2013 SEASON IN ARCHIVE AREA

   FAIR OAKS, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2013) - We have moved the 2013 season to the archive area. Although we think everything is fully functional, as always if you find any broken links, missing graphics, or anything else wrong, please let us know so we can fix the problem. You may access 2013 from the "2013 Ball" link found toward the bottom of this page.

 

CREWS STEPS DOWN AS FAIR OAKS POST 383 AMERICAN LEGION COACH

By Joe Blenkle, Post 383 Web Page Editor

   FAIR OAKS, Calif. (July 15, 2013) - Jerry Crews, who has been with Fair Oaks Post 383 as both an assistant and head coach for 22 years, announced last week that he is stepping down as head coach of the team.

    Under Crews, the Oaks claimed six District 6 Championships and earned eight trips to the Area 1 Playoffs.

    "After 22 years with the Oaks, I am stepping down. Some of my fondest baseball memories are the summers I have spent with the players from Post 383. The list of coaches and parents I would like to thank is endless. I would like to give a special thanks to Joe Blenkle's devoted coverage of each of the 22 seasons we were together.

    "My biggest thanks goes to all of those players who have spent their summers turning the Oaks into one of the most successful legion programs in town. I wish all of you the best. The search for a new staff will begin immediately. Best wishes, Jerry Crews."   

    Crews took over as head coach from Don Barney in 2005 and compiled a 234-94 (.713) record, the best winning percentage of any previous Fair Oaks coach. Assistant coach Ryan Mink is also stepping down. They will be missed by fans and players alike.

 

LODI ENDS POST 383'S SEASON

   WOODLAND, Calif. (July 13, 2013) - Lodi Post 22 ended Fair Oaks' season today as they handed the Oaks a 5-3 loss at Clark Field in Woodland. Lodi and Yolo will play for the championship at 7 p.m.  A Yolo win will crown Post 77 as the District 6 Champion. A Lodi win would force a second game at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Both teams will advance to the Area 1 Playoffs in Chico on July 17. Fair Oaks finished its season with a 16-13-1 overall record. Go HERE for the game story.

 

DON'T FORGET TO JOIN THE GOLDEN GLOVE CLUB TO SUPPORT THIS PAGE

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (June 7, 2013) - Don't forget to join the Golden Glove Club and help support the continued upkeep of the Post 383 Baseball web page. Join the Golden Glove Club by clicking on the trophy link in the right column, or click HERE. You can pay online via PayPal using a credit card (no PayPal account required), send us a check, or give us cash when you see us at a game. NEW this year -- we can accept credit card payments at games using the secure SQUARE app and card reader.

 

FAIR OAKS POST 383 GAME PHOTOS FOR SALE

    We are now offering game photos for sale. The cost is $2.50 for a 4x6, $5 for a 5x7 and $10 for an 8x10 plus a $2.50 per order shipping and handling charge (subject to change). This covers the cost of a photo mailer and postage. Go to the main photo index by clicking on the "Buy Photos" button in the boxed top right column on this page. There is also a link in each game story under the headline. Orders are made through PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account...just a credit card. Click on the appropriate payment link from the shopping cart page.

 

MAILING LIST - Be sure and sign up for our Post 383 Baseball Mailing List to receive all the latest Post 383 Baseball news. Click on the link to send us mail:  Post 383 Baseball Web Page.

YAHOO DISCUSSION GROUP - Come and join our Post 383 Baseball discussion group on Yahoo. Post messages to other members about the team, District 6, and American Legion Baseball in general. To sign up, visit: Post 383 Yahoo Group Be sure and read the group rules before joining.


Ray & Virginia Dellaserra (2011)

Ray & Fran Dellaserra (2011)

Russ & Joan Evanski (2011)

The Wright Family (2012)

The Hall Family (2012)

The Gunter Family (2012)

The Piombo Family (2012)

The Rodigo Family (2012)

 

The Locke Family (2012)

Ray & Virginia Dellaserra (2012)

The Wright Family (2013)

The Macaluso Family (2013)

The Thompson Family (2013)

The Rodigo Family (2013)

The Gunter Family (2013)

The Menard Family (2013)

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