My Basbeball Career Milestones (Justin Contursi #23)

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    Played In First Organized Baseball Game

    Hyde Park T-Ball (Yankees)
  • First Recorded (Statistical) Hit

    First Recorded (Statistical) Hit
    Hyde Park Junior League (Braves)
    Cardinals vs. Braves WON 7-2
    Went 1-1 (Single, 3 Walks, Hit By Pitch)
  • Hyde Park Jr. League Champs (Braves)

    Hyde Park Jr. League Champs (Braves)
    Braves vs. A's WON 23-0
    Went 1-2(3B, 2W, 1K)
  • Hyde Park Jr. League Champions

    Hyde Park Jr. League Champions
    Braves vs. Cardinals WON
    Team: Burt Hicks, Mark Thurston, David Scott, Matthew Guagliardo, Justin Contursi, Joshua Brehse, Kenny Briehof, Billy Martin, Robert Faithful, Joseph Greene, Brain DeNike Joseph Guagliardo
  • Played In First Little League Game

    Played In First Little League Game
    Hyde park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Chiefs WON 7-5
    Went 1-1 (Single, 1 Walks)
  • First Little League Hit

    First Little League Hit
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Chiefs WON 7-5
    Went 1-1 (Single, 1 Walks)
  • First Career Homerun

    First Career Homerun
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Chiefs WON 13-7
    Field: Cardinal Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 1-3 (Walk, 1HR, 2RBI's)
    1st CAREER HR: 2-Run Homer, 200ft. CF
  • My Grandmother (Mary Contursi) Saw me Hit My 1st Homerun

    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Chiefs WON 13-7
    Field: Cardinal Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 1-3 (Walk, 1HR, 2RBI's)
    1st CAREER HR: 2-Run Homer, 200ft.
  • Second Career Homerun

    Second Career Homerun
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Dutch Patroon WON 30-5
    Field: Creek Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 1-2 (1 HR, 3 Walks, 3RBI's)
    2nd CAREER HR: 3-Run Homer, 200ft. CF
  • Third Career Homerun

    Third Career Homerun
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. HPS WON 10-9
    Field: Cardinal Field, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 1-3 (1HR, 1K, 1HP, 2RBI's)
    3rd CAREER HR: Solo Homer, 200ft. CF
    2nd of Back to Back HR's
  • Hit 2 Consecutive Grand Slam Homeruns In Same Inning

    Hit 2 Consecutive Grand Slam  Homeruns In Same Inning
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Chiefs WON 25-11
    Field: Creek Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 4-4 (2 Singles, 2 HR, 10RBI's)
    4th CAREER HR: Grand Slam, 200ft. RF
    5th CAREER HR: Grand Slam, 200ft. RF
  • My Father Finally (Joseph Contursi) Got To See Me Hit A Homerun

    After missing my first three homers my dad finally got to see me hit a homerun. He was so proud of me that he spend 20 minutes in the thatch of Right Field to find both homerun Balls, so that he could give them to me after the game.
  • Sixth Career Homerun

    Sixth Career Homerun
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. Velts WON 20-6
    Field: Cardinal Field, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 4-4 (2 Singles, 1HR, 3RBI's)
    6th CAREER HR: 3-Run Homer, 200ft. CF
  • Seventh Career Homerun (Tied Team Homerun Record)

    Seventh Career Homerun (Tied Team Homerun Record)
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. MGM WON 14-4 (Last Game Of Regular Season)
    Field: Creek Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 4-4 (2 Singles, HR, K, 2 RBI's)
    7th CAREER HR: 2-Run Homer, 200ft. RF
    Tied Team Homerun Record (with Geoff Kuffner 1985)
  • Recorded 40th & 41st RBI Of Regular Season

    Recorded 40th & 41st RBI Of Regular Season
    Hyde Park Little League (RECO)
    RECO vs. MGM WON 14-4 (Last Game Of Regular Season)
    Field: Creek Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 4-4 (2 Singles, HR, K, 2 RBI's)
    7th CAREER HR: 2-Run Homer, 200ft. RF
  • Won Back To Back Hyde Park Little League Champions

    Won Back To Back Hyde Park Little League Champions
    RECO vs. HPS WON 7-6
    Team: Mike McDonnell, Aaron Kuffner, Matt Klepeis, Anthony D'Errico, Phil Delvecchio, Ed Adams, Phil Perrotta, Dannis Roma, Justin Contursi, Mikey Ignaffo, Rob Felicetta, Rusty Decker
    Field: Creek Road
    Went 1-3 (1B, 2K, 1RBI)
  • Eighth Career Homerun

    Eighth Career Homerun
    Hyde Park Little League Tournament (HP American)
    HP American vs. LC Poughkeepsie National WON 9-7
    Field: Spratt Park, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
    Went 1-4 (3K 1HR, 1RBI's)
    8th CAREER HR: Solo Homerun, 200ft. RF
  • District 17 Little League Tournament Finals (Hyde Park American)

    District 17 Little League Tournament Finals (Hyde Park American)
    Hyde Park American (Losers Bracket) vs. Wappingers LOST 4-1
    Went 0-3 (2K)
    *Also One Of The Darkest Days In My Career, which my dad has never let me forget. I was so distraught by the game that after when my dad tried to console me I ignored him and didn't talk to him the whole ride home.
  • Drafted In 2nd Round Hyde Park Senior League (Polish Club)

    Drafted In 2nd Round Hyde Park Senior League (Polish Club)
    Hyde Park Senior League
    2nd Round Draft Chioce
    MGR: Joe Connors

    COACHES: Greg Rakow, Mr Knapp
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    93 Consecutive At Bats Without A Strikeout

    STATS:
    Batted: 2 Strikeouts The Enitre 1989 Season
    Game Span: 24 Games
    Teams: High School (J.V. “B”), Senior League (Polish Club), Tournament (Hyde Park)
  • Pitched In 1st Career Game (K ­ Matt Meddaugh*)

    Pitched In 1st Career Game (K ­ Matt Meddaugh*)
    POLISH CLUB (8) vs. Army Navy (2)
    Batting:
    2-3 Two Singles, Walk, RBI Pitching:
    IP:4 SO:7 W:3 ER:1 (SAVE)
    *STRUCK OUT ­ Rival & Friend Matt Meddaugh
  • Played In Hyde Park Senior League All-Star Game

    Played In Hyde Park Senior League All-Star Game
    Hyde Park Senior League All Star Game
    WON 11-9
    Team: Chris Barreca, Justin Coontursi, Ken Rose, Tom Snider, Aaron Kuffner, Mike Carrol, Matte Klepeis, Adam missove, Mike Murray, Eric Ruggieri, Willie Fox, P.J. Davis
    Went 14 (1B, HP, 2HR, W)
    Pitching Stats: INN:2, K:2, W:2 , ER:1 ERA:2.00
  • Ended Streak At 93 Plate Appearances Without A Strikeout

    Ended Streak At 93 Plate Appearances Without A Strikeout
    STATS:
    Batted: 2 Strikeouts The Enitre 1989 Season
    Game Span: 24 Games
    Teams: High School (J.V. “B”), Senior League (Polish Club), Tournament (Hyde Park)
  • Played In First Varsity High School Game (F.D.R. High School)

    Played In First Varsity High School Game (F.D.R. High School)
    Roosevelt vs. Monroe Woodbury LOST 13-6
    Went 1-1 (1B, 1RBI)
  • First Hit On High School Varsity Team (FDR High School)

    First Hit On High School Varsity Team (FDR High School)
    Roosevelt vs. Monroe Woodbury LOST 13-6
    Went 1-1 (1B, 1RBI)
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    Umpired For Hyde Park Girls Little League Softball

    • Plate Umpire (5.11.91) Pepe's vs. Skip's
    • Plate Umpire (6.1.91) Skip's vs. Galleria
    • Plate Umpire (6.8.91) Pepe's vs. Galleria
    • Plate Umpire (6.15.91) Skip's vs. Mobile Manor
  • Ninth Career Homerun

    Ninth Career Homerun
    Northern Dutchess Big League (Hyde Park)
    Hyde Park vs. Poughkeepsie (2) WON 13-2
    Field: Red Oaksmill Field, Red Oaksmill, N.Y.
    Went 2-3 (1B, HR, 4RBI's)
    9th CAREER HR: Grand Slam, 315ft. RF
  • Game Tying Double To Beat Rival 1st Place Ketcham (Roosevelt)

    Roosevelt vs. Ketcham WON 5-4
    Went 1-4 (DB, 2RBI's) Hit a Double in the top of the 4th inning with bases loaded scoring two and tying the game, which we would later win in the top of the seventh. Ketcham at the time time was one of our biggest rival and were in first place at the time.
  • 1992 District 17 Big League Champs (Southern Dutchess)

    1992 District 17 Big League Champs (Southern Dutchess)
    District 17 Big League Champs
    Southern Dutchess vs. Northern Dutchess WON 14-7
    Team: Dave TenEyck, Scott Ferris, Dave Dennis, Bob Davis, Matt Veronesi, Paul Stellato, Justin Contursi, Will Keating, Keith Donaldson, Andy Cassella, Scott Hankel, Ryan Lawler, Ed Adams, Pete Schrek, Marqui Garrett
    Went 1-2 (1Bs, W, 2RBI's)
  • Played In DCBCA Exceptional Seniors Game

    Played In DCBCA Exceptional Seniors Game
    Representing FDR High School (NORTH)
    North vs. South LOST 6-5
    Field: Stitzel Field, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
    Went 1-2 (2B, 1RBI) / Played: 1B (5 PO)
    Member of: 1
    1992 Dutchess County baseball All-Academic Team
    (Along with fellow teammate: Dave TenEyck)
  • First Team Hit (East Park)

    First Team Hit (East Park)
    Hudson Valley Adult Baseball Association (East Park)
  • Tenth Career Homerun

    Tenth Career Homerun
    Hudson Valley Adult Baseball Association (East Park)
    East Park vs. Indians
    Field: Haviland Jr. High School, Hyde Park, N.Y.
    Went 2-6 (2B, HR, 2RBI's)
    10th CAREER HR: 2-Run Homer, RF
  • Played In 1st Annual NABA All-Star Game

    Played In 1st Annual NABA All-Star Game
    Five Tazmaniacs played in the First Annual NABA All-Star Game at Gruner Field Kingston N.Y. Tim Fischer, Justin Contursi, mark Milroy, Jim Connolly, and the starting pitcher Tom Bierne.
  • 11th Career Homerun

    11th Career Homerun
    Hudson Valley Adult Baseball Association (East Park)
    East Street vs. Sun Devils
    Field: Red Oaksmill Field, Red Oaksmill, N.Y.
    Went 1-3 (HR, 3RBI's)
    11th CAREER HR: 3-Run Homer, 310ft. RF
  • Got A Hit On Double Day Field, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Got A Hit On Double Day Field, Cooperstown, N.Y.
    NABA Hall Of Fame Tournament (Division 18A)
    Growlers vs. Diamond Jaxxs WON 8-1
    Went 1-3 (1B, Walk,)
    Played 5 Innings At 1B
    (caught pop up, assisted pickoff, 2 good scoops)
  • 200th Career RBI

    200th Career RBI
    Newburgh NABA (Growlers)
    Keegan Growlers vs. Devil Dogs WON 21-7
    Field: Cronomer Field, Newburgh, N.Y.
    Went 2-3 (2 Singles, Walk, 3RBI's)
    *25 Years To Accomplish
  • Scoring the Winning RBI at Dutchess Stadium, as my son Aiden cheers me on, "GO DADDY"

    Scoring the Winning RBI at Dutchess Stadium,  as my son Aiden cheers me on, "GO DADDY"
    Journal Entry About The Day
    Hudson Valley NABA (Cardinals)
    Cardinals vs. Arsenal WON 6-4
    Field: Dutchesss Stadium Fishkill, N.Y.
    Went 2-4 (2B, 1B, 2RBI's) Game Winning RBI
  • Mark Milroy Admits He's Jealous Of My Talent

    Mark Milroy Admits He's Jealous Of My Talent
    Wife (Melissah Milroy) divulged to me in private that my best friend (Mark Milroy) was jealous of me in Little League and that he's been trying to deal with these feelings ever since. Since he's come out and admitted his feeliings, the healing has begun.
  • First Wooden Bat Homerun (Shot Heard Around Father's Day

    First Wooden Bat Homerun (Shot Heard Around Father's Day
    Hudson Valley NABA (Growlers)
    Growlers vs. Cubs WON 7-5
    Field: Red Oaksmill Field, Red Oaksmill, N.Y.
    Went 3-4 (1B, 2B, HR, 3RBI's)
    12th CAREER HR: Solo Homerun, 320ft. RF
  • 300th Career Hit

    300th Career Hit
    Hudson Valley NABA (HP Cardinals)
    Cardinals vs. Wildcats WON 15-4
    Went: 1-1 (1B, SAC, 2RBI's)
  • Dutchess County MSBL 35+ CHAMPIONS (Knights)

    Dutchess County MSBL 35+ CHAMPIONS (Knights)
    Record: GAMES: 19, WINS: 11, LOSSES; 8, PCT: .579 Team: Joe Mandile, Rich Wasvary, Joe Bermudez, George Camacho, Brian Brophy, Geoff Hulse, Ed Torregrossa, Guy Caffrey, Mark Milroy, Justin Contursi, Lee Miranda, Anthony Ambrosio.
  • 1000th Career At Bat

    1000th Career At Bat
    Dutchess County Cadinals vs. Yankees
    Singled, 1RBI
  • Coached My Son's 1st Game

    Coached My Son's 1st Game
  • Game In Honor Of My Sister & Unvieling Of The Pink Bats

    Game In Honor Of My Sister & Unvieling Of The Pink Bats
    2-3 2-Hits, K (*2-2 with Pink Bat.)
    This was a game dedicated to my sister who lost her battle with breast cancer. The idea started with an idea from my best friend and sudo brother Mark Milroy, who suggested we play our season with Pink bats in honor of my sister. After two postponments we were finally able to unviel our tribute to my sisters life.
  • A Perfect Knight

    A Perfect Knight
    Knights vs. Grizzles
    Tonight I went 4-4 with Four Singles , 1 Walk and 1 RBI having my best night as a Knight. What is more impressive about this is that 3 of the four hits came after I had two strikee. Also tonight I accomplished a stat I've been chasing for the past two seasons and that is getting my Strikeout Frequency from 6 to 7 (7.01) at bats.
    *I would've had my 250 RBI but Mark Milroy held up at third when he could've easily scored. But he also sacrificed himself making the last out.
  • Pitched To Aiden At His T-Ball Game

    Pitched To Aiden At His T-Ball Game
    Today was the first time Aiden was pitched to at a T-Ball Game and I got to pitch to him. Each player if they wanted to got pitched three pitches and then would use the tee. Aiden's first time up he missed all three pitches. His secondtime up he fouled one pitch off. His last time up he hit a hard grounder right up the middle.
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    DCMSBL 35+ Hitting Leader For Month Of June

    DC KNIGHTS G:3 AB:10 R: 5 H: 7 RBI: 3 BB:1 SO: 1 AVG. .700
  • 250th Career RBI

    Recieved my 250th & 251st RBI's while playing for the Knights. KHIGHTS (14) vs. Yankees (2) Stitzel Field
    Went 1-3 Single, 2 RBI's
  • 250th (& 251ST) Career RBI

    250th (& 251ST) Career RBI
    DCMSBL 35+
    KNIGHTS (14) vs, Yankees (2) .600avg.
    1-3 (Single, 2 RBIs)
  • 400th Career Game

    400th Career Game
    RED SOX'S (11) vs. Royals (3)
    Beekman Field Beekman, N.Y. 1-3 (Single, RBI)
  • DCMSBL 35+ Champions (Dutchess County Knights)

    DCMSBL 35+ Champions (Dutchess County Knights)
    Pirates (2) vs. KNIGHTS (3)
    Led by Greg Crouser's 7 Innings of Pitching, and His Walk Off 2 Run Double with 2 Outs in the Bottom of the 7th and His Team Down 2-1, the Knights Have Won Their 2nd DCMSBL 35+ Championship in 3 Years. 1-2 (Single, Walk) .533avg.
    *399th Career Hit
  • DCMSBL 35+ Batting Champion

    DCMSBL 35+ Batting Champion
    Became Batting Champion With Single In Championship Game With A .533 avg. Two Points Ahead of Fellow Teammate George Camacho. Also Lead the League in Hits With (24). AB: 45 HITS: 24 2B: 2 BB: 4 SO: 2 RBI: 11
    OBP: .571 AVG: .533
  • 400th Career Hit

    400th Career Hit
    TIGERS vs. Royals (Lost 7 - 4)
    Robinson Lane 1 - 4 (Single, K)
    * 4 Games After Rival Mark Milroy
  • Inaugural Homerun Champion, Mt. Creek Sports Park

    Inaugural Homerun Champion, Mt. Creek Sports Park
    As Season Pass Holders we went to Mt. Creek to enjoy the water park, passed by the Sports Park & noticed they were starting the The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, including Events for each of the selected sports. I went into the softball batting cage & was approached to see if I wanted to participate. I had 20 pitches to see how many HRs I could get (hitting the back net). The first attempt I only hit 2 but the 2nd time I hit 9 HRs & won a shirt & was the 1st Winner and leader for the day.
  • DCMSBL 35+ Back-to-Back Champions (Dutchess County Knights)

    DCMSBL 35+ Back-to-Back Champions (Dutchess County Knights)
    Pirates (3) vs. KNIGHTS (4)
    The Knights have won Back-to-Back Championships defeating their arch Rivals the Pirates 4-3 over the Pirates. Once again the game went to the wire with the Pirates battling the Knights all the way to the end, as the game ended with the tying run 90 feet away. This marks the third championship in four years. 0-2 (RBI) .347avg.
  • 75th Career Double

    75th Career Double
    MSBL Albany, NY Labor Day Tournament
    DC Knights (8) vs. Anaconda (9)
    1-4 (2B in bottom of 8th, 2K's)
    Hit the double off top of RF fence (330ft.) with a little help from an angel (my little sis)