Recognised as servicing the state where it all began for Masters, Baseball Victoria continues to meet a need for mature-aged sportspersons.
From humble beginnings back in 1995/96 - with six sides funded principally by the Australian Sports Commission - Masters baseball has grown enormously to now offer Monday and Tuesday evening competitions - during the summer months - for twenty-five club sides comprised of players ranging from 38 years to well into their 60s.
The Baseball Victoria Summer League Masters competition runs from October to March each year on a Monday or Tuesday night. To participate, a player shall be a minimum of 38 years as at 1st November, and must be at least 40 years to pitch in a game. The rules have been modified to assist those whose arms and legs may not be as good as they used to be. Whether you've been playing baseball for all your life or you've only ever been good enough to dream of being a Major League star, there is a team for you to play in. Competition matches are generally played within the metropolitan areas of Melbourne and a weekly double header is usually played at Melbourne Ballpark, Altona.
Baseball Victoria also remains as a patron of the annual Victorian Masters Baseball Carnival - an enormously popular event that started up in 1997 and returns to its Ballarat home in 2011 with its sardonic catch-cry:
"The older we get, the better we were".
Baseball Victoria is hosting the 14th Australian Masters Games in Geelong on 5-12 October 2013. For all details and to register, go to the AMG website - www.australianmastersgames.com.
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