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Billy Zitelli Award


A Bulldog who was the heart and soul of their team – a great competitor, a good winner, a feared opponent, and a good friend.  He/she is highly respected by teammates, coaches, and opponents and is a good role model for younger Bulldogs and an inspiration to all.


In honor of Billy, #24 has been retired.


Video of the Billy Zitelli Story:

The King of Brooklyn Baseball

“In his time, Billy Zitelli was the Babe Ruth of Brooklyn Little League Baseball. From the first time I saw him, I knew that he was a ballplayer.

In 1996 the first year of the Bulldogs, Billy played a major role in our winning the Amity Championship and second place at Parkville. Billy bombed the ball over the left field fence at Amity on many occasions, sometimes higher than the lights.

As time passed, Billy’s consistent excellence turned him into a Brooklyn baseball legend. Coaches and players all around the league knew him and respected his powerful bat and rocket arm.

I hope that wherever Billy is now there is baseball so he can make so many happy with the swing of his bat. I wish Billy “Pasta” Zitelli and his family the best and I thank him for giving me such wonderful memories. I feel privileged to have been his teammate.”

– Ben Stapelman #7 Teammate 1996-2000


Past Winners



Chris Klein 2015 Chris Klein BZ 2015
Philip Bernstein 2015 Philip Bernstein BZ 2015
Jalen Robinson 2014 JalenZitelli1
Tobias Lange 2013 240
Nick Cardieri 2012 Cardieri Zitelli Award2
Evan Layne 2011 E-Layne-Zitelli
 Joe Fernando 2010 joe_fernando
 Giovanni Dingcong 2009 dingcong_2009
 John Fernando 2008 J-Fernando-Zitelli-08
 Steve Sisto 2007 zitelli_sisto
 Chris Bittner 2006 zitelli_bittner
 Giovann Texiera 2005 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
 Louis Mastrandea 2004 Mastrandrea
Justin Giammarino 2003 JustinGiam
Kevin Heller 2002 kevface
Chris Manno 2001 CManno
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Character, Teamwork, and Sportsmanship.