Medford Babe Ruth League: About the League

Wednesday, September 1
ABOUT THE LEAGUE

The Medford Babe Ruth Baseball League provides a competitive and fun baseball experience for players of any ability ages 12 - 15, offering a separate Spring, Summer and Fall Baseball seasons.  Players of all abilities can play in the Spring, Summer and Fall Leagues.  For those highly competitive players there is also the opportunity to be considered to play on a Medford Babe Ruth Select Summer Travel team competing in the Tompkins All-Star Baseball League.

The Spring Season will run from about early April to mid June including playoffs. Teams will each play approximately 15 games plus playoff games. All teams are made up of players from Medford (about 115) and Somervilee 9about 30) .  A
ll games are played at Medford parks or Trum field- no traveling.  

Babe Ruth District All-Star Games begin in late June.   Players are selected by the coaches to represent Medford Babe Ruth in the 13, 14 and 15 year old divisions.  In 2010 both the 13 year old All stars and the 15 year old All stars won the District 3 Championship and played in the State Tournament.

The Summer League starts around the last week of June and runs until early/mid August.  The teams are from neaby towns (in 2012 - Arlington,  Somerville and Winchester).  Games are played only Monday - Thursday (no weekend games).  Teams are made up of players age 12 - 15.

The Summer Select Travel Teams (Tompkins) season runs from the 3rd week of June through the 2nd week of August.  Medford Babe Ruth places 3 teams in the highly competitive Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball League.  Three games per week are played on weekends and weekdays.  Players for this highly competitive league are selected by the team managers.  There is a separate team for each age group - 13, 14, and 15/16.

Fall Transition Baseball.  Geared for players making the move from the small little league diamond to the 90’ (big) diamond and at least 12 years old as of April 30th.  14 year olds are also eligible on a space available basis.  Clinics/Practice sessions on full size diamonds are planned where players will learn and put to use the skills that are not normally taught on little league fields (e.g. leading, pitching from the stretch, etc.).  In-house, as well as inter-city games with other towns, will be played on the weekends during the fall (usually starting the weekend after Labor Day and running until mid October. 

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Babe Ruth baseball is played on a professional size regulation diamond.
All players are covered by Participant Accident Insurance.  The player participation fee includes uniform shirt, hat and socks.  Players must provide their own gray pants, glove, bat and helmet).   Metal or rubber cleats are allowed.  Cathers must provide thier own catchers equipment.

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. 

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

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Attention Players: please be aware that if you are absent or late for a game and there are not 9 other teammates at the field at the scheduled start of the game then that game could  be recorded as a forfiet for your team regardless of the outcome.   So please respect your coaches, teammates and the other players and do not skip or show up late for games.  If your absense or late arrival is unavoidable please inform your coach well in advance.

MEDFORD PARKS ARE NON-SMOKING
For the health and enjoyment of players and spectators the City of Medford prohibits smoking in all Medford parks.  Medford Babe Ruth respectfully asks that all respect and obey that prohibition by not smoking on the park grounds.  
MEDFORD CITY ORDINANCE ARTICLE II.  Sec. 58-43 A. (c) 

There are many ways to help out the league. Can you assist with: 

Bylaws committee  *   Establishing league as a non-profit *  Field maintenance on Saturday/Sunday mornings *  assistant coach  * team manager * score keeper *  team administrator  * Umpire liaison *  getting sponsors  * sponsoring a team or banner * loaning generator or pump *  Summer League or Fall Ball coordinator  * organizing a field cleanup  * donating speedy-dri *   batting cage operation  *  photography * newspaper articles * scheduling *