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May 5, 2007
The 2007 League of Dreams will open its baseball and softball season today for children and teen-agers with physical or mental disabilities. The first games will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rockdale Park, 3326 N. Rolling Road, near Liberty Road and the Interstate 695 in Baltimore County. Participants from the Baltimore area may register any time for $20, and games will be played every Saturday. The league recommends players be between the ages of 5 and 18. The league is organized by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks' therapeutic division.
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By Nelson Coffin | April 17, 2014
Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball. The Towson Recreation Council-sponsored league is the nearest thing these aging boys of summer can find to the real thing, in that the rules - if not their reflexes - are pretty much the same as they have been since players first picked up a bat when they were kids.
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SPORTS
By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | June 6, 1993
HIALEAH, Fla. -- The members of the Women's Baseball League of Florida play for the same reasons men play the game. And for more.Each Sunday on a field named for a Cuban martyr, the democracy of sport offers baseball to those who might have missed the opportunity in days of gender-based prohibitions.To a woman, they say they always wanted to play baseball. But most will add that they didn't get to play as kids because girls played softball.Joanne Housman was one of those born too soon. At 31, she has learned it's not too late to fulfill a desire.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 8, 2014
Katrina Marinelli swung for the fences and got all ball. "Nice hit," said a teammate. It wasn't really a hit. The 12-year-old Roland Park girl was hitting a softball off a tee into a net during practice, as the Rams, a newly formed girls softball team at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, prepared for an April 8 away game against Dumbarton Middle School in Rodgers Forge. Coaches and parents who organized the team say it's the first girls softball team at the school in many years, if not ever, and a rarity in the budget-conscious Baltimore Public School System, where middle school softball is considered a luxury.
NEWS
By Mike Northrup | February 26, 1992
Six Carroll youth baseball groups and four from nearby counties havecombined to form a new traveling baseball loop.The recently created Central Maryland Travel Baseball League, which opens in mid-April, includes teams from the Finksburg, Hampstead, New Windsor, Sykesville and Winfield rec programs, along with Royal Sports, a spinoff fromthe Manchester organization.They are joined by Columbia of Howard County, Damascus of Montgomery County, Glade Valley of Frederick County and Reisterstown of Baltimore County.
NEWS
April 19, 2001
The Western Howard County Softball and Baseball League opens its season in Glenwood on Saturday. Baseball, softball and T-ball games are scheduled all day, and carnival games - including a Moon Bounce - will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be behind Glenwood Middle School and Bushy Park Elementary School, in the 2600 bock of Route 97. Information: 410-442-2449.
NEWS
January 17, 2007
Men's baseball -- The Chesapeake Men's Senior Baseball League is inviting teams and individual players to join its Adult Baseball League. New members are needed in 25+ and 35+ age brackets. Games are played Tuesday or Thursday nights and every Sunday (except Mother's Day, Memorial Day and July 4), from mid-April to August. The league holds an All-Star Game during the July 4 weekend. Many of the league's teams participate in regional and national tournaments at the end of the regular season.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2005
A new college-age summer baseball league has been formed by six of Maryland's top amateur teams and will be called the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League. The league reached an agreement with the Ripken Foundation to honor Cal Sr. for his dedication to the development of young players. Composed of players age 22 and under, the league will consist of the Bethesda Big Train, College Park Maryland Bombers, Maryland Redbirds (Towson), Rockville Express, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts and Youse's Maryland Orioles of Baltimore.
NEWS
June 30, 1992
It might not incite the kind of rage caused more than 200 years ago by taxation without representation, but a decision recently made in London should leave Americans hopping mad.Officials in the British capital ruled that a baseball league for resident American youths would be barred from London's spacious Hampstead Heath. The officials said the noise and the traffic resulting from the games were ruining the woodland's pristine setting, though English children engage in cricket and soccer matches nearby.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991
Wayne Huizenga has reassured major-league owners that he is prepared to put a dome on Joe Robbie Stadium if Miami's weather proves too soggy.Huizenga, who will own the National League franchise that is scheduled to debut in 1993, has told the owners he won't allow rainouts to become a chronic problem. He put that in writing last week in a letter to National League president Bill White.However, Tim Robbie, who owns 50 percent of the stadium, said that he never heard of the letter.Huizenga declined to comment.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
An amateur baseball league with a reputation for luring many of the area's top players will not field teams in 2014, according to an announcement on its website. Baltimore Metro Baseball, which has fielded teams in multiple age divisions since 1977, "will not hold leagues for the 2014 season," the announcement said. League officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Online message boards indicate the decision to end the league was made in November. In a 500-word explanation posted on its website, Baltimore Metro Baseball says that starting in the early 2000s, participation shrank from 135 teams in nine age divisions to just 30 teams in three age divisions.
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Sports Digest | July 30, 2013
Swimming Towson native Pelton reaches FINA final in 100m backstroke Towson native Elizabeth Pelton qualified for the finals in the 100-meter backstroke Monday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Pelton finished in 59.44 seconds, good for the third-best qualifying time. She will swim in the final tonight. Baseball Roberts is first Coppin State player in Cape Cod league Right-handed pitcher Michael Roberts became the first player from Coppin State to join a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League on Sunday, as he was added to the Cotuit Kettleers' roster.
NEWS
September 11, 2012
Here we are into the second week of September, and for the first time in 15 years the ball club's perennial stench has been trumped by that of the Inner Harbor. We have competitive baseball here, in the most talent-laden baseball league on earth, battling division foes like the Yankees and the Rays. Buck Showalter is part father-figure, part baseball shaman, and part psychiatrist, pushing all the right buttons. His acumen for the game is stultifying. He recently sat catcher Matt Weiters for a midweek game, replacing him with his backup, weak-hitting Taylor Teagarden.
EXPLORE
March 7, 2012
Sports Notices Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/TT Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Loch Raven men's fastpitch softball league needs players and teams for upcoming season. 410-608-7626. Lutherville Timonium Rec men's slow pitch softball seeks teams for spring league.
EXPLORE
February 23, 2012
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/MS Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Boys' Latin School seeks a junior varsity tennis coach. mthomas@boyslatinmd.com . MABA 15 U baseball team seeking two players for the 2012 Season. 410-868-7239 or dhoffman@cpsgumpert.com . The Pikesville Soccer Club is recruiting boy and girl players and coaches for the spring season.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
An amateur baseball league with a reputation for luring many of the area's top players will not field teams in 2014, according to an announcement on its website. Baltimore Metro Baseball, which has fielded teams in multiple age divisions since 1977, "will not hold leagues for the 2014 season," the announcement said. League officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Online message boards indicate the decision to end the league was made in November. In a 500-word explanation posted on its website, Baltimore Metro Baseball says that starting in the early 2000s, participation shrank from 135 teams in nine age divisions to just 30 teams in three age divisions.
SPORTS
August 24, 1995
Mike Stone, the United Baseball League's chief operating officer, spoke with the Sun's Jamison Hensley about the new league, which will begin play in March 1996.Q: Who first came up with the idea for the United Baseball League?A: It started when former congressman Bob Mrazek wanted to bring baseball back as family entertainment. He spoke with congressman John Bryant of Texas and they pursued it further with economist Andy Zimbalist. Then they decided to get a tie to baseball and enlisted Dick Moss.
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