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MOON AREA H.S. BASEBALL 2015

The Official DEDICATION Page for Retired Moon Area H.S. Tigers Baseball Head Coach RAYMOND A. BOSETTI (1963-1999)

This is NHM Publication's Official Dedication Page to Raymond A. Bosetti ..... Commemorating his 40 years of coaching and teaching baseball in Moon Township !!!! ..... You can't hide that TIGER PRIDE ..... We're B-A-A-C-C-K to bring you another great and exciting season of Tiger baseball !!! TIGER BASEBALL and TIGER PRIDE Go Hand in Hand:     Keep tuned here for more NEWS about Our Moon Tigers and what's coming back for more in 2015. You are at a site on The Back-to- Back 2001 and 2002 PIAA Class AAA State Champions.

This is a special tribute to my mentor, second father, adopted GODFATHER, and one of my very dearest friends. God Bless You, Ray !- Joseph Douglas "Mav" Marek (Moon Area Class of 1975).

Hi everyone, this is a simple dedication to a dear friend of mine, when you think of Moon Area Baseball, most of the time you will think his name. His name is Ray Bosetti. I had the wonderful fortune and honor to have worked with and be taught by this great man. He has been teaching us, our children and in some case thier children baseball for over forty years. I am proud to dedicate this page to him and his dedication to Moon Baseball.

In the following week or two, I will be adding some stories and pictures of the man I call my mentor, my second father, my adopted Godfather. I hope you will enjoy my look at Ray's baseball career and a look at the man we call "Coach Bo". So consider this page still under construction.

On Friday July 2nd, 2004 at approximately 2:30 PM. Coach Bosetti was presented with a letter by the PA State Representative Mark Mustio (R-44th) in lieu of a citation which is unfortunately stuck in Harrisburg along with Rep. Mustio. He will present it later to Bosetti. Also the Township Of Moon and the Moon Baseball Association will be presenting Coach Bosetti with acknowledgements of his contributions to the township where he was born and raised and taught and coached and still calls home.

Thank you Coach Bosetti !!! Thank you for the 60 years you have given us and here's to hoping you have many more.


Pictures courtesy the Bosetti Library Collection - Left, Ray in the 1940's, Center, Bo in 1955, Right, Baseball Camp in the 90's


These are a just a few of Coach Bosetti's contributions over the past 60+ years :

He was a player on the Moon High School baseball team from 1950-52

He was a player on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) baseball team from 1956 - 1960

During his time there he was named captain of the 1960 IUP baseball team, which he helped them become PSAC Champions, District 30 & Area 8 Champions, and helped them into the NAIA World Series in Sioux City, Iowa. He played against future MLB greats Ray Washburn (Whitworth College) and Lou Brock (Southern University)

IUP in the 1960 NAIA World Series : The 1960 NAIA World Series

He was a member of the U.S. Army baseball team in the mid 50's

He was a graduate of Moon Schools and after serving his country in the United States Army he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he got his teaching degree.

After graduation from IUP, he came back to Moon and began to teach. At first, in the elementary school, then became a driver's education teacher at the High School.

He was the Head varsity baseball coach at Moon Area High School for 37 years (1963-1999). He actually started as an volunteer assistant to the late Steven Lebec (Moon Area Junior High Principal) in 1962.

In his years as head coach at Moon, his teams won 8 WPIAL section titles, advanced to the WPIAL playoffs 11 times. Played for the WPIAL Class AAA championship in 1986, losing to Connellsville.

His 37 years as head coach of the Moon Area H.S. baseball program is the longest tenure as a coach of any sport at Moon Area.

He helped lay the ground work for what is now the Moon Baseball Association in the early and mid 60's.

He has coached at every age level (6-18) for boys and (6-14) girls.

He has managed and coached well over 25 boys baseball or girls softball tournaments.

He was manager of the Moon Township American Legion baseball team in 1978.

He has ran a baseball camp for Moon and other children involved in baseball (and softball) for over 40 years.

He coached and was a board member of the Moon Lassie League for 7 years.

He has held many coach's and player's baseball/softball clinics for the Moon Baseball Association and Moon Lassie League during his tenure as Head Coach.

He has coached or taught more than 10,000 children about baseball or softball in his over 60 years as Moon resident. (close to 3000 players varsity and junior varsity and 9th grade.)

He actually started the very first WPIAL High School Baseball Coaches organization in 1983. Though, they only lasted two years, they did accomplish getting a second place teams in to the WPIAL playoffs.

After his retirement in 1999 from teaching and coaching, Ray has continued his summer camps to this very day. His summer baseball camp will turn 52 years old in 2015.

He was one of the founding fathers of the Moon Township Baseball Association

In his personal life, he is the father of Heather and Raychelle and grandfather to Jacob, Ava, and Addison

Ray, now living part of the year in Florida and in Moon, is heavily involved in Senior Slo-Pitch softball at a National and International level. At age 80, he is still ranked in the top players in the country in this sport. He has played in many national and World tournaments with teams from Pittsburgh and Florida. He has been named MVP in quite a few of them. He was inducted in to the Senior Slo-pitch Softball Hall of Fame in 2010. A list of his softball accomplishments are listed below

National Senior Softball Hall of Fame : The Class of 2010

2000 - Papa Nicks - SPA World Series

2000 - Clearwater Reds - Named ISSA All American

2001 - Clearwater Reds - Member of ISSA World Championship team

2005 - Clearwater - SPA Winter Nationals

2005 - Mitchell's - Member of the SPA National Championship team

2006 - Clearwater Reds - Member of ISSA World Championship team

2006 - Clearwater Reds - SPA Winter Nationals

2007 - Clearwater Reds - SSWS Tournament of Champions (MVP)

2007 - Clearwater Reds - Member of the SPA National Champions

2007 - Clearwater Reds - SPA Spring Nationals

2007 - Clearwater Reds - Member 0f SPA National All Star team

2008 - Clearwater Reds - SSWS Tournament of Champions

2009 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSUSA World Series

2009 - Joseph Chevrolet - Member of the SSUSA National Championship team

2009 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSUSA Winter Nationals

2009 - Joseph Chevrolet - Named to the SSUSA All American Team

2010 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSWS Tournament of Champions

2010 - Named to the SSUSA National Hall of Fame

2010 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSUSA Eastern Nationals

2010 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSUSA Winter Nationals

2010 - Joseph Chevrolet - Member of the SSUSA National Championship team

2011 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSWS Tournament of Champions (MVP)

2011 - Joseph Chevrolet - ISF Tournament of Champions

2011 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSUSA Winter Nationals

2012 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSWS Tournament of Champions

2012 - Joseph Chevrolet - Member of the SSUSA Eastern National Champions

2012 - Joseph Chevrolet - Member of the ISF/ISSA World Champions

2012 - Center For Sight - Member of the SSUSA World Champions

2012 - Joseph Chevrolet - Member of the SSWS World Champions

2013 - Joseph Chevrolet - SSUSA Tournament of Champions (MVP)

2013 - Center For Sight - SSWS Tournament of Champions

2013 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the SSWS National Championship team

2013 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the ISF/ISSA World Championship team

2013 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the SSUSA National Champioship team

2013 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the SSUSA World Championship team

2013 - Florida Investment Properties - SSUSA Winter Nationals

2013 - Florida Investment Properties - SPA Winter Nationals

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - SSWS Tournament of Champions

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the ISF/ISSA World Championship team

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the SSUSA Winter World Championship team (MVP)

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the SSUSA Winter National Championship team

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - SSUSA Spring Nationals

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the SSUSA World Champion team

2014 - Florida Investment Properties - Member of the ISSA National Championship team

2015 - Florida Investment Properties - SSUSA Tournament of Champions (MVP)


Picture on the left, Ray and me after losing the 1986 WPIAL Class AAA championship game to Connellsville at Pullman Park in Butler, PA. Photo on the right, Ray and me at one of Ray's many softball tournaments. This one was in Glen Burnie, MD in July of 2006. (Photo on left, courtesy Beaver County Times ; photo on right taken by Kelley, my wife)


YA GOTTA LOVE THOSE MOON AREA TIGERS !!!!!!!!!!

Remember, Tiger Pride! in all Moon Area School Athletics and Academics.

This site was created in June, 2004 and updated 3/9/15 at 3:15 PM . MOON BASEBALL 2015 is HERE!!!! This Page is published by NHM Publications... a subsidiary of Mav Brothers Inc. 2015.


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Moon Baseball: A Homepage dedicated to the Moon Baseball program

The Moon Area Varsity Baseball Coaching Staff: Moon Area H.S. Roster and Staff

2003 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Archived Homepage: Moon Area H.S. Baseball 2003 in review

2003 Moon Area H.S. Baseball Game by Game Synopsis : Moon Area H.S. Baseball 2003 game by game review

The Moon Area Varsity Baseball Record Book Homepage: Moon Area H.S. Varsity Baseball Records 1963-2003

Moon Baseball's 100/300 Club: The 100 AB/.300 B.A. Club members

Moon Twp. Legion Baseball Home Page: Official Home of Moon Twp. Legion Baseball