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Majors - Minors - 2019 Season

GBYBS Majors / Minors recreational Baseball                                             

What is Majors and Minors Division?  

The Majors and Minors divisions provide recreational kid-pitch baseball for players age 9-12 along with advanced 8yr olds. At the minors level, players have their first few years with live pitching. At the majors level, players are more advanced with pitching. Teams are formed based on the number of players registered, with an evaluation and draft process. 

When is the deadline and how much does it cost?  

The deadline to register online for 2019 season is February 9th. A 1wk grace period (with $25 late fee) is allowed. All players must register online for Minors or Majors and attend league evaluations. Registration cost is $150. An optional post-season registration will be available in April for the summer tournament season with an additional $300 registration fee.

All players must attend at least 1 mandatory evaluation on February 16th & 17th. Parents will NOT be allowed to watch evaluations at Gresham High School. Please check in at the Library based on times below.

When and where are evaluations?

Saturday, February 17th & Sunday, February 18th at Gresham High School. Park in the Gresham High School main parking lot off division and follow signs to library for check-in. Players will be back in the library and ready for pickup when evaluations are over. 

  • MINORS (kid pitch): check in at 3pm

  •  MAJORS (advanced kid pitch): check in at 5pm

  • BABE RUTH: check in at 7pm


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. Teams will be announced by the end of Feb. Evaluations for post-season teams will be held on April 28th, with selections made mid May.


Do coaches umpire ?

GBYBS strives to have paid umpires for all Majors games and a majority of Minors games depending on availability. Coaches may be required to fill in from time-to-time as game umpires. If you are interested in earning $ and getting the best seat in the house, contact our Umpire coordinator to learn more about becoming a Cal Ripken umpire! [email protected]

What is the league fundraisier this year?

All players must participate in or opt-out of league fundraising. This year, players and families will have several options to fundraise: Portland Pickles Tickets, Gresham Greywolves Tickets and the ever popular, hanging Flower Baskets with delivery prior to Mother's Day. Additional details will be available at the parents meeting the first week of March. League fees cover the cost of 1 jersey, a hat and league games.

Are there boundary restrictions?  

Most Cal Ripken players live or go to school within the Gresham / Barlow district. A player that lived within the boundary and moved out without a lapse in play with the league is eligible to remain with GBYBS. Players living in our neighboring districts not serviced by Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken, such as Reynolds, Corbett and Damascus can play with GBYBS as long as we are the closest Cal Ripken league.

Important Dates for Minors / Majors Divisions:

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

    • 2/17 Thursday: Registration Deadline WITH $25 late fee

    • 2/16 Saturday & 2/17 Sunday: Evaluations
    • 2/28 Thursday: Mandatory Coaches Meeting & Gear Pickup

    • 2/28 Thursday: Teams announced online

    • 3/9 Saturday: Field Day Prep - optional

    • 3/16 Saturday: Field Day

    • 4/12 Friday & 4/13 Saturday: Official start of the season



Head Coaches and Assistants must also register as a volunteer online

Can my player participate in post-season tournaments?

Yes, all recreational season players are eligable to sign-up for post-season and participate in an evaluation day April 29th. Teams will be selected in early May and start play Memorial Weekend. Additional information on post-season coming soon. We are not able to guarantee every player will be placed onto a summer team. 


Questions regarding Majors / Minors recreational season format should be directed to Cal Ripken Director, Josh Taylor [email protected]




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