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Players who have gone on to the Professional ranks.

Since 1955 the Gil Hodges Little League and the Our Lady Of Grace Athletic Association, has had many of its former ballplayers go on to play professional baseball. We are therefore proud to list these individuals on The Gravesend Athletic Associations


Gil Hodges Little League:

John Franco - Cincinnati Reds, NY Mets

​Lee Mazzilli - NY Mets, NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles Manager  

Benny DiStefano - Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Mets

Frankie Rodriguez  - Minnesota Twins  

Frank Siminara - SD Padres, NY Mets

Kevin Baez - NY Mets


OLG Athletic Association:

Jeff Bittager - NYMets, Chicago White Sox 

Carmine Sperto - Atlanta Braves

Peter Alborano Jr. - KC Athletics

Rich Aurilia - Texas Rangers, SF Giants ,
Seattle Mariners,  
SD Padres, Cincinnati Reds

Hassan Evans - Chicago Cubs


Gravesend AA

Jason Marquis - Atlanta Braves , St. Louis Cardinals,
Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies

Frank Brooks - Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, 
Pittsburgh Pirates, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees, Kansas City Royals

Anthony Bocchino - Pittsburgh Pirates


For Players added to one of the existing Association rosters for post season play

Roy Smith - Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore, Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates

Dominick Balsamo - Major League Baseball 

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