Rookie OBA Champs 2012
Celebrating 50 years of youth baseball in St. Catharines
In 1963 Sandy Koufax was dominating the National League, a young player for the Cincinnati Reds named Pete Rose was the Rookie of the Year and in a move that Jack Gatecliff called “long overdue” several baseball organizers came together to combine several smaller baseball organizations in the city to form one larger organization.
Fifty years later, SCMBA is still providing a great baseball experience for the youth of our city. The organization has expanded to include teams beyond the Juvenile and Midget ages of the early years to start kids having fun in Blast ball at the age of 3, up to our Junior players who are 23 years old.
2013 looks to be a great year for Cobras baseball. Several of our all-star teams competed in the 2012 Provincial Championships, with our Rookie Team winning the AA Provincials. Registration is open for youth to join in the fun on our website or parents and kids can come in person to the Canadian Tire on Welland Ave. on Saturday’s, starting on the 9th between 9am and 12pm to register or just discuss the league.
Two great training opportunities are also coming in the Spring. We are excited to be hosting a Blue Jays Instructional Clinic on Father’s Day for youth ages 8 – 14 years of age and we will be running the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition projected to be run on May 4th. Provincials winners of this competition get the chance to go to the MLB All-Star Game.
For more on SCMBA check out our website at www.stcatharinesbaseball.ca
We are also looking for photos and uniforms from the history of our league, if you have any materials that you would be willing to share, please contact us.