On Sunday, May 28, the South Riverdale Little League and Riverdale Jewish Center’s Kosher Little League joined together for an all-star community baseball game.
Three players from each SRLL minor league team (ages seven-ten) and three players from each KLL junior league team (third-fifth grades) were chosen to play on their respective all-star team.
“Today was a great opportunity to bridge the Riverdale community,” said Larry Chaifetz, co-commissioner of the SRLL minors division, with Champ Howard. “It’s the first time we have brought together both South Riverdale baseball leagues (SRLL and KLL).”
Both teams played hard and, in the end, KLL won 13-3.
“Coaches, parents and players alike all said it was a fun, exciting game and well-played by both sides,” said Chaifetz. “We look forward to playing more interleague games. This was a win for Riverdale.”
Michael Weissbrot, co-commissioner of KLL, with Adin Rayman, was pleased that the opportunity presented itself to have the two leagues play a game. “KLL has always had a great relationship with SRLL and this game cemented that relationship. Although it’s too late in the season to contemplate any additional interleague games this year, we’re definitely looking ahead to next season when we can hopefully schedule more than one game.”