Medford Babe Ruth League: Spring League

Wednesday, April 11
Click here for the Spring League Site, teams, schedules and standings

Tuesday, January 11
ABOUT THE MEDFORD BABE RUTH LEAGUE - SPRING SEASON


Medford Babe Ruth Spring League - the number of teams depends on the number of players.   The number of teams determines if there is 1 or 2 divisions. If there are 2 divisions then all incoming 13 year old players play in the National League division. If there is 1 division then all players play in the same division.

In 2012 the league had 2 Divisions - American League (6 teams) & National League (5 teams)- made up of 12 - 14 players.
 
The American League is made up of 14 and 15 year olds selected at a draft following the tryout - performance at the tryout and the prior season as well as team positioning needs are the basis for selection to the American League.

 

The National League is made up of all the incoming 13 year olds and any 14 and 15 year olds not in the American  League.  All incoming 13 year olds play their first year in the National League and in their second and third year are eligible to tryout for the American League.  14 and 15 year old players may chose to play in the National League or try out for possible selection in the American League. 

 

All new players and returning National League players must attend the tryout/evaluation (normally held the 3rd or 4th Friday in March) so that competitively matched teams can be selected in both leagues. In both leagues ALL players are in the batting order in EVERY game and can be brought in and out of the game at anytime.  

The season will generally run from early April to mid June including playoffs.  Practices will start in early April (weather permitting). Teams will each play 15 games plus playoff games. All teams are made up of players from Medford (about 115) and Somerville (about 30 players) and all games are played at Medford parks or Trum field in Somerville - no traveling. 
 
All players are covered by Participant Accident Insurance.  The player participation fee includes uniform shirt, hat and socks as well as insurance, umpires, balls, catchers equipment. Players must provide their own gray pants, cleats, glove and helmet.   Metal or rubber cleats are allowed.  Players are encouraged to provide their own bat and catchers equipment (if catching).

Players of all abilities will find that Medford Babe Ruth will provide an opportunity to improve their baseball skills while having fun playing the great game of baseball with their friends and other players from Medford. 

See separate section on this website for information on the Medford Babe Ruth Summer League, the Medford Babe Ruth Affiliated Lou Tompkins All-Star Summer League and Fall Ball.