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West Hartford Youth Baseball Announces Annual Jack Flattery Award Winners

Flattery Award winners Grant Davidson (left) and Solomon Levy (right) with WHYBL President Rob Hanawalt. Courtesy photo

During the West Hartford Youth Baseball League All Star Weekend, the Jack Flattery Award was presented to Grant Davidson and Solomon Levy, and awards were also presented to winners of skills competitions.

Skills competition winners and runners-up (from left): Grant Davidson, Alex Rebours, Gavin Grant, Brendan Kennedy, Jasper Wills, Jeffrey Niman. Courtesy photo

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West Hartford Youth Baseball League (WHYBL) announced the winner of the annual Jack Flattery Award during their annual Dick’s Sporting Goods 12-Year-Old All Star Weekend festivities, held the weekend of May 14-16.

The Jack Flattery Award was established in 1991 to honor Jack Flattery, who served as a WHYBL Majors Division Manager for 22 years. Jack also served on many committees and was especially active in fundraising activities for the league. The award is presented each spring to two 12-year-old players who have consistently demonstrated good citizenship, sportsmanship, and leadership with their peers, as well as baseball ability.

The 2021 winners are Major Leaguers Grant Davidson of Venora Electric, a seventh grader at Bristow Middle School and Solomon Levy of Connors Insurance, a seventh grader at King Philip Middle School. Both are long-time players in WHYBL and have consistently represented the league in a positive manner on and off the field.

While their leadership and sportsmanship stand out above anything else, they are also known around the league as team-first players, always willing to do what it takes to support their friends, coaches and teammates. They were both presented the award before the All-Star Game Saturday night at Wolcott Field by league president Rob Hanawalt.

In addition West Hartford Youth Baseball hosted their annual 12-Year-Old Skills Competition presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods on Friday Night at Wolcott Park. The winners were:

  • Road Runner: 1st Place – Brendan Kennedy; 2nd Place – Gavin Grant
  • Golden Arm: 1st Place – Grant Davidson; 2nd Place – Alex Rebours
  • Home Run Derby: 1st Place – Jeffrey Niman; 2nd Place – Jasper Wills

WHYBL is proud to be the longest running and most experienced youth baseball league in West Hartford, providing memorable experiences for young baseball players and families for over 70 years. The league prioritizes increasing and sustaining love for the game of baseball by emphasizing baseball and athletic skill development in an environment that embodies and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun.

For more information on West Hartford Youth Baseball visit their website www.WhyBaseball.com.

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