---- Celebrating 50 years of Babe Ruth Baseball in our community, 1966-2016 ----
Welcome to the Portsmouth, RI Babe Ruth League (PBRL) Home Page
Thanks to all for a great Spring 2017 season with our five PBRL teams! Fall Ball registration begins in early August -- on-line registration required...details in "Info//News" section at left. Registration at: portsmouth.siplay.com
**New Bat rules go into effect in Jan. 2018 for ALL Babe Ruth Leagues. Details in "Links" area at left.**
Congratulations and good luck to our PBRL players selected for and participating with the Aquidneck Island All-Star teams (13s, 14s & 15s age groups) in the RI Babe Ruth State Tournaments in July 2017.
**Opening Day within our competitive Aquidneck Island Spring league began Sunday April 30 with games at Seveney Field, Portsmouth and Cardines Field, Newport (directions to all of the island Babe Ruth fields found in "Info ... Field Directions" link at left). See Calendar link at left for general league dates; individual team game dates to be communicated by coaches**
Spring 2017 PBRL Season info below...
** 2017 Spring Baseball Season on-line registration opened in late-January 2017 via this site (registrant wait-listing as of April 10). Eligible participants include incoming League-age 13 thru 16 yr-olds [based on birthdate as of April 30, 2017] **
Games occur about twice per week (typically Sunday, and at least one weekday game) against other Aquidneck Island Babe Ruth teams. Practices/games from mid-April until late-June with double-elimination playoffs expected.
Players eligible for PBRL include those residing in and/or attending academic school in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol and Warren RI.
Players with birthdays from **May 1, 2000 through April 30, 2004** were eligible to participate in PBRL in Fall 2016/Spring 2017. The official Babe Ruth League, Inc. age chart updated for 2017 can be found by clicking within our "Links" page. Incoming League-age 16 yr-olds are again expected to be eligible for Spring 2018 play, but with specific pitching and bat restrictions imposed (see latest rules link).
("League-age" 16 y/o's became eligible for our 13-15 Div. as of 2016)
Spring League games are played vs. other Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport teams weekday evenings and one day on the weekend; about 15-20 games including playoffs can be expected.
(within the Aquidneck Island Babe Ruth Baseball League)
Parents Needed: PBRL needs enthusiastic parents to become involved in the league and help for the
2017 season and beyond - please contact a PBRL BoD member
2017 Spring Baseball-eligible players: Boys and Girls Ages 13-16 (of age before May 1, 2017) 2016 Fall Ball Fee: $75.00 2017 Spring Season Registration Fee: $110.00
Parking info - Newport: available during most Babe Ruth games at lot across from Cardines Field (alongside Fire Station) on W. Marlborough St. for reduced fee of $2.00
Financial assistance is available. Please contact the PBRL President. Contact information available under the "Board" tab in the menu on left.