Eric Bellavia has been Inducted into the Expos Baseball Club Hall of Fame Class of 2022 – the first player to receive such an honor.
Eric was the architect and backbone of the East Boston Knights in the Yawkey Baseball League. This team transformed into the Expos, which grew into the three franchises across many amateur baseball leagues in Massachusetts that exist today.
Eric started the East Boston Knights “EBK” in 2010 and maintained control through the 2019 summer season with an overall managing record of 168-146-5.
Eric was selected on multiple occasions to manage the Yawkey League Eastern Mass Classic Tournament All Star team, which competed against all star teams from the Boston Park League, Intercity League and Cranberry League. Eric was even chosen as an assistant coach for the 2012 Yawkey League Al-Star game at the prestigious Fenway Park.
After the 2019 summer season, his 10th season running the team, Eric stepped down and handed over the rights to the franchise to current owner, Branden Anderson. Branden turned the Knights into the Expos and has since grown the franchise to three teams. Even while “out of the game,” in his first season “retired,” Eric jumped on board the 2020 Expos in a pandemic-shortened season to help lead the Franchise to their first championship.
Eric has since sailed off into the sunset to spend time with his now high school aged son who plays baseball, but Eric has forever left his mark on the amateur baseball circuit in Boston.