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Babe Ruth - 2019 Season

GBYBS Babe Ruth Baseball                                             

What is Babe Ruth?

The Babe Ruth Division is for players age 13-18, along with advanced 12 year olds, who play competitive baseball on a full 90’ diamond with official baseball rules. GBYBS offers a recreational season for Babe Ruth Juniors ages 13 & 14, along with summer tournament trail with state, regional and world series opportunities. Babe Ruth Seniors, ages 15+ play a shortened league season as well as tournaments, beginning in May. 


When does registration end and what is the cost? 

Deadline to register ages 13 & 14 is February 9th without a late fee. An additional $25 late fee will be available until Feb 17th. All players must register online. Initial registration cost is $150. A separate registration window will be available for the summer season with separate fees. 

Are there boundary restrictions?  

Most Babe Ruth players live within the Gresham / Barlow school district, however, players in the Reynolds, Corbet, Damascus, and Sandy areas are welcome to play ball with us! A player that lived within the boundary and moved out without a lapse in play with the league is eligible to remain with GBYBS. Read more on our league news!

What is the age breakdown for teams?  

GBYBS is unable to predict and/or commit to the age of teams available from year to year. Across the nation, leagues see a large drop-off in player participation at the age of 14 due to the variety of reasons, and our league is no different. We anticipate at least 2 or 3 teams of 13 & 14yr olds. If your player is age 15, please let us know and we will keep a list of interested older players. 

How are teams formed?  

Teams are created through a player draft process intended to keep teams as even as possible. While it is not perfect, we have found that when coaches and players attend evaluations, there is a better probability of seeing this process work out well. Due to scheduling needs, teams will be announced after our parents meeting this year.

When and where are evaluations?  

Registered Babe Ruth players must attend at least 1 player evaluation session but are encouraged to attend both. Park in the Gresham High School main parking lot off division and check in at the library. Players will be back in the library and ready for pickup when evaluations are over. 

Saturday, Feb. 16th & Sunday Feb 17th: 

  • All Players, check in at 7pm at the Library. Evals will not last more than 90min


Do Babe Ruth players participate in tournaments?  

GBYBS offers tournaments for Babe Ruth players that want more than league games. At this level, players can participate in local tournaments as well as state and beyond. Tournaments may start as early as April and are selected through coordinated efforts of the division director, league president and coach.

What is the league fundraising this year? 

All Babe Ruth players must participate in or opt-out of league fundraising prior to any team fundraising. This year, players will have several options to fundraise: Portland Pickles Tickets, Gresham Greywolves Tickets and Flower Baskets for Mother's Day. Additional details will be available at the parents meeting.  Registration fees cover the cost of 1 spring jersey, a hat and league games.

Important Dates for Babe Ruth Division:

  • 2/9 Saturday: Registration Deadline with no late fee

  • 2/16 & 2/17 EVALUATIONS, 7pm check in at Gresham Library

  • 2/17 Sunday: LATE FEE Registration Deadline with $25 fee


State Tournaments:

  • Early July, location TBD in Oregon

Regional Tournaments:

  • Late July, location TBD 


Questions regarding Babe Ruth format should be directed to Jay McKennon, Babe Ruth Division director at [email protected]




13s, 14s, 13-15 & 16-18: early July, location TBD in Oregon
  • 13s Regional Tournament: mid to late July, location TBD

  • 14s Regional Tournament: mid to late July, location TBD

  • 13-15 Regional Tournament: mid to late July, location TBD

  • 16-18 Regional Tournament: mid to late July, location TBD

    • Club Ball Coaches meeting (tentative time/location: 6pm at MCP)

    • Club Ball Coaches meeting (tentative time/location: 6pm at MCP)

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