In this section is a listing of recreational baseball leagues in the greater Sacramento
Sacramento teams have taken first place in a number of adult league baseball tournaments,
and helps to solidify the city's reputation for being "a baseball town."
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Development is hosting its 6th
Annual Free Youth Baseball Camp on Saturday August 25 from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at John Smith Field at California State University, Sacramento.
The camp is open to kids aged
this year will be former MLB players Ricky Jordan, Fernando Vina,
Pat Gomez and Greg Vaughn who grew up and
played in the greater Sacramento area before going on to major league
careers, along with other minor league players, coaches and area
Quinn Gregory, a baseball coach at Jesuit High School,
says last year's event saw nearly 400 youngsters attend. He encourages
parents to pre-register their child for the camp, where you can enroll
Nationally Concerned Professional Baseball
Scouts (NCBS) is holding its annual Youth Baseball Clinic on Saturday
August 25th at Florin High School.
The camp is targeted to youth baseball players aged 10-18 and
and includes instruction by many of the local area scouts who beat the bushes
looking for talent.
To enroll in the camp, visit he www.ncbsweb.com web site, click on the link to
download and complete the clinic enrollment form and bring the $20 enrollment
fee to the clinic. Enrollment is limited to the first 100 who sign up,
according to Don Lyle, Cleveland Indians scout who has
directed the youth baseball clinic for many years. "We want to help players to
use baseball to build long lasting friendships and have fun while improving
their skills," Lyle said.
Youth Ball Notes
Team Cali, based in Oakland, competed and lost in the championship game of the Inner City
Classic last weekend held in Richmond, Virginia. Featured on the team from Sacramento and shown
left to right in front of the FIELD OF DREAMS (see below) are Blake
Grant-Parks (sophomore, Sierra College);
(sophomore, Sacramento City College); Josh Pigg
(freshman, Cosumnes River College); Payton Simmons
(senior, Franklin High); Malik Pruitt, (freshman, Sacramento City College);
and Riley Simmons (sophomore, Franklin
According to Matt Pruitt, a parent who traveled with
the team, each of the six players from the Sacramento area enjoyed the competition, the local
cuisine and culture, and had personal highlights that helped Team Cali advance to the
championship game for the fifth straight year.
Youth Ball Notes
New Faze Development is hosting
Annual Free Youth Baseball Camp on Saturday, August 25, 2012, from
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at John Smith Field at California State University,
The camp is open to kids aged
Instructing again this year will be former MLB players Ricky
Jordan, Fernando Vina, Pat Gomez and Greg Vaughn who grew up
and played in the greater Sacramento area before going on to major league careers, along
with other minor league players, coaches and area
Camp organizer Quinn Gregory, a baseball coach at Jesuit
High School, says last year's event saw nearly 400 youngsters attend. He encourages
parents to pre-register their child for the camp, where you can enroll online at:
Six Locals to Play in Inner City Classic in Richmond, VA
A group of local high school and college players will compete in the Inner City Classic and
Black World Series beginning next weekend in Richmond, Virgina. The event is designed to
provide urban youth the opportunity to travel and compete at baseball, while being exposed to
, based in Oakland, will include six players from the Sacramento area, including:
(sophomore, Sacramento City College); Blake Grant-Parks (sophomore, Sierra
College); Josh Pigg (freshman, Cosumnes River
College); Malik Pruitt, (freshman, Sacramento City
College); Riley and Payton Simmons (sophomore/senior, Franklin
The 19U Team Cali, coached by Brent Thibeaux and Willie
Simmons, is shooting for its fifth straight championship in this tournament. For Pruitt this
will be his third consecutive trip to the event, while the remaining five locals will be
playing for the first time.
the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League, Inc. (MJBL), a non-profit organization out of
Richmond, Virginia, the tournament is held each year at a host site sponsored by Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). The event this year will be held at Virginia State in
In 1991, MJBL launched its Inner City Classic in Columbia, South Carolina. As the Classic grew,
it filled a niche for inner-city youth to once again embrace the game of baseball. Through this
evolution, MJBL expanded its scope to offer league play and a championship tournament on a
national level. In 2008, MJBL crown a National Champion for the 12 and under age group at the
MJBL World Series, and today the Classic is offered to youth aged 10 through
Dr. William Forrester of Richmond VA, a medical practitioner for 50 years,
co-founded the MJLB in 1966 when his son, William Jr., was denied a chance to play in white
Little League baseball programs in segregated Richmond. Dr. Forrester, a civil rights activist,
came up with the plan and with the help of others organized the Metropolitan Junior Baseball
league, which was open to children of all races. In 1991 the Inner City Classic was launched in
Charleston and has since moved to a different city in the south every year.
year’s championship will be televised on the internet. If Team Cali reaches the final once
again we will pass along the details.
City of Sacramento, Parks & Recreation
We offer all levels of baseball from
recreational to competitive. Three different, eight-game seasons are offered during the year.
Games are played on Sunday mornings and afternoons. Games are played at various baseball
diamonds throughout the city. Two umpires are assigned per game, bases are provided, ball
diamonds are prepared and division winners receive 15 individual awards. We also offer a 24-game
season league, which include a playoff involving all the top teams. This league is also offered
on Sunday mornings/afternoons with two umpires, bases ball diamonds prepared and division
winners receiving 15 individual awards. For additional information regarding these leagues,
please call 808-2307.
The Morris League was established in the winter of 2007 by two brothers named Donte and Dominic
Morris. Both freshmen attend California State University, Sacramento and are majoring in Business.
One day (while in their dorm room thinking) they sought to start a club related between baseball
and their major. It hit both of them to combine their love for baseball and interest in starting a
business with creating a baseball league. From that day, they found out that there were many
students on campus that loved baseball just as much as they did. The brothers knew in order to make
their idea come true, that they had to start slow and be well organized. Eventually, they went to
go qualify for a student club because they knew it would bring more credibility to their idea and
allow resources to come more easily. The two made a schedule for the winter season and worked hard
to structure a successful year and then in the winter of 2008 the first ever Morris League season
was finally established.
Sacramento Men's Senior
The Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL)/Men’s Adult Baseball League (MABL) is part of a
national organization that consists of 325 local affiliates, 3,200 teams and 45,000
members who play organized amateur baseball in local leagues, 30 regional tournaments
and six national tournaments. The MSBL/MABL World Series and Fall Classic take place every
October/November in Arizona and Florida, respectively, playing on almost exclusively MLB Spring
Training fields. The national tournaments hosted a total of 650 teams in 2004 making them
the largest amateur baseball tournaments in the world. The MSBL/MABL is committed to
providing the player who is age 18+, 28+, 38+, 48+, 58+, 65+, 70+, and Father/Son players
the opportunity to play real baseball at a competitive level on a regular basis in a
professionally-run environment. The Sacramento MSBL/MABL, founded in 1984, is considered
to be among the elite leagues in the national program, and its teams have won 39 national titles,
been the home to seventeen former major league players, and has constructed the finest two-field
baseball complex in the Sacramento area. See http://www.msblnational.com and
http://www.smsbl.com/ for more
Sacramento National Adult
The National Adult Baseball Association (NABA), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is one of the
fastest growing recreational and competitive programs in the country. The NABA offers baseball to
adults of all ages and abilities and has developed a program that is a proven outlet for a
wholesome and satisfying opportunity to play America’s favorite pastime, Baseball!
The NABA is
a nationally based program with local leagues in cities across the country playing baseball
under a common set of rules; leagues that are both organized and fun, but affordable as well.
NABA leagues strive to provide quality baseball in the best conditions and environment the local
community has to offer.
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