1998 Toys for Tots Charity Tournament Report


Name: Toys for Tots Charity Tournament

Dates: December 11-13, 1998

League Name: Pacific Coast Baseball League, www.pcbl.com

Tournament Director: James DuPrey, (661) 296-7975


About the Tournament:

In 1998 Pacific Coast Baseball began a holiday tradition by hosting its first annual Toys for Tots Baseball Tournament. The Tournament took place in Glendale where the games were played at Stengle Field. The event is held in December just a week or two before Christmas. In order to participate in this charity tournament, each player must donate a $20 retail value unwrapped toy. All collected toys are then delivered to Toys for Tots to help less the fortunate children celebrate Christmas. Pacific Coast Baseball is proud to be a part of this special event and worthy cause.


Southern California Quakes, 1998 Tournament Champions



 Championship Game Recap:


The Southern California Quakes dominated their opponents going 4-0 they set a tournament record scoring a total of 58 runs in only 4 games.  First game winning pitcher Trevor Leppard pitched 5 inn allowing only 1 earned run, & striking our 4 batters.  A masterful 9 inning 2 hit shutout performance by Quakes starting pitcher Robert Verstaten secured the victory in the championship game against their league rivals, the Orioles.  There were three championship game home runs hit by the Quakes, one by 3rd baseman Kevin Milligan, 1st baseman Carlos Nunez and right fielder Brandon Hernandez.  Tournament MVP another award also went to Quakes 3rd baseman, Kevin Milligan for his stellar performance on defense and swinging a hot bat.  This was manager Paul DuPrey’s first tournament victory with his new Southern California Quakes team.