PortsmouthBRL: Registration link//Info//Field Directions

Thursday, January 3
Exclusive PBRL winter indoor batting cage time to again be offered for 2019 - begins in late-Feb!

2019 PBRL-registered players are eligible for exclusive winter batting cage time at Inside the Park hitting facility, 288 Plymouth Ave. (3rd floor), Fall River MA [note: same location as 2018].  EXPECTED/STILLTO BE CONFIRMED start date Monday February 18, 2018 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and continuing each Monday evening through March 25 (planned six total dates).  This special offer is provided to PBRL players registered for the 2019 Baseball season at NO additional cost! PBRL Adults will be on-site to assist/supervise.

Primary entry to complex is at corner of building (side entry) closest to Plymouth Avenue, then up stairs to 3rd Floor.

Thursday, January 3
Spring 2019 Portsmouth (RI) Babe Ruth Baseball registration link - CLICK HERE


On-line registration is the principal method for player sign-up within our league.  Player on-line registration (via the above link) for the 2019 Spring PBRL season begins as of late-January 2019 ("wait-list" for late registrants may be in effect just prior to reaching team roster maximums).  This is a first come-first served system so players should be registered early to ensure a place within the league.  Upon establishment of a wait-list, initial registration may be started but no payment will be required at that time...until *possible* approval of registrant by PBRL BoD at a later date.  Contact PBRL President Bob McSparren  re: registration questions...   robert.mcsparren@gmail.com

The 2018 Spring season player registration fee was $115.00...it is helpful to have credit card info and player medical info handy upon registering.  We offer a single mixed age-group developmental but competitive baseball division for all our community players who are "league age" 13 through 16 years old.

Eligible players MUST ONLY have birthdays from May 1, 2002 through April 30, 2006 and are REQUIRED to be residents of (*or* attend academic school within) the Rhode Island towns of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol or Warren.

Wednesday, August 19
Current approved Babe Ruth League bat info & up-to-date official playing rules
These specific Babe Ruth Organization bat rules and playing rules apply to our Portsmouth Babe Ruth "13-15 Division" which includes ALL players (from league age 13 through *16* years old).

Monday, October 26
PBRL *includes* towns of Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol & Warren RI
Players eligible for Portsmouth Babe Ruth League Baseball include those players residing in and/or attending academic school in the towns of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol and Warren RI.  This revised PBRL player eligibility policy has been in effect as of the league's boundary expansion in 2012.  More info on this subject can be found in the related article "Portsmouth Babe Ruth League Expands Registration Boundaries" within this same menu tab.  Please spread the word!!

Thursday, March 29
Portsmouth Babe Ruth League Expands Registration Boundaries

In 2012, the Portsmouth Babe Ruth League (PBRL) was approved to redraw its boundary lines to include Tiverton, ...

Wednesday, February 17
Portsmouth Babe Ruth League baseball field location - "Click Here" for map
PBRL's Seveney Field -- located within the Gardner-Seveney Sports Complex on south side of Linden Lane, approx. 2/10 mile east of 715 East Main Rd., Portsmouth RI.   Approximate field location indicated as "recreation area" on Google Maps.

Sunday, April 24
Berkeley- Peckham Field location, Middletown - "Click Here" for map
Middletown's Babe Ruth field located at 670 Green End Ave. Middletown RI; entrance to the right, just past Senior Center.  Indicated on Google Maps as "War Memorial Field".

Sunday, April 24
Cardines Field location, Newport - "Click Here" for map
Newport's Babe Ruth field located at 20 America's Cup Ave. (and corner of West Marlborough St.) Newport, RI.  Parking for $2.00 in parking lot on West Marlborough St. (directly across from ballpark) via entrance alongside Fire Station. Inform Lot Attendant you are there for Babe Ruth game at Cardines Field to receive discounted fee.  This is NOT the Newport Visitors Center multi-deck parking facility on America's Cup Ave just west of Cardines Field.

Tuesday, August 7
Fall Ball 2018 (13-15 Div.) player registration (click 'HERE'). Program info and our registration contact person below.

FALL BALL PLAYER REGISTRATION to open by August 10, 2018 - ONLY on-line registration will be available.  Two Portsmouth teams are planned -- roster spots are on first come, first served basis.  Questions?  Please contact PBRL President Bob McSparren:  robert.mcsparren@gmail.com 

PBRL Fall Baseball program is for new players presently moving up from Little League and other programs (as just completed "league-age 12 year olds") to the big sized baseball diamond, as well as current 13-15 year old Babe Ruth players.  This is a relaxed, fun and instruction-oriented Fall season with younger players highly encouraged to participate to ease their transition to the large field.

** Bats **  The only acceptable bats for use in Babe Ruth Baseball are bats either having the BBCOR stamp or USABat stamp.  If using a wood bat it MUST be a solid one-piece wood bat (NO composite handles nor Bamboo-type wood bats are acceptable).  These new bat rules per Babe Ruth National went into effect in early 2018 for the entire B/R 13-16 Division.  Additional info on approved bats can be found in our "Links" section.

Eligible players include those from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol and Warren RI (and students attending academic school in any of these communities).  More info on this in article below...  

Multiple Portsmouth teams (depending on player registration count) play one game each weekend (typically Saturday) and one game mid-week within the Aquidneck Island Fall Babe Ruth League, starting around the second Saturday in September and going until late October.  At least one all-players practice is scheduled each week as well.

Roster spots are 'first come, first served' and fill quickly!   Registrants are encouraged to sign up early via our on-line link ... found in the headline above for this article.  Player registration fee for 2018 Fall Ball remains at $85.00.

PBRL registration contact:  wbliss1@cox.net 

Monday, March 27
2017 local Aquidneck Island League rules additions
**NEW**  updated for 2017 season

Wednesday, July 26
New 16U PBRL Fall team planned in 2017

Creation of a new 16U Fall team for our oldest players is now planned in 2017.  Players with their 17th birthday occuring on or after May 1, 2017 will be eligible.  At least one mandatory skills evaluation session for interested players will occur in August **prior to registration opening up specifically for this 16U age group**... session date set for Saturday August 19, 11am - 12:45pm at Portsmouth's Seveney Field.

Participation with this team will require additional player commitment -- competitive high school level play in a wood bat-only league with doubleheader games each weekend and some travel to off-island ball fields required.  Player registration fee for the 16U team is anticipated to be $150.00, due to additional games and umpire fees.

For additional info on the 16U ballclub, please contact PBRL President Bob McSparren:  robert.mcsparren@gmail.com

-or- PBRL Player Agent/Registrations contact Bill Bliss:  wbliss1@cox.net