Poughkeepsie Babe Ruth League

POUGHKEEPSIE
Babe Ruth - Cal Ripken
BASEBALL

Poughkeepsie Babe Ruth League

Welcome to Poughkeepsie
Babe Ruth - Cal Ripken Baseball

Our league consists of Cal Ripken Divisions: TBall ages 4-5, Rookie ages 6-8, Minors 9-10, Majors 11-12 and Babe Ruth Divisions: Babe Ruth 13-15, Senior Babe Ruth 16-18. For more information see About Our League.

Questions about our league? Check out our FAQ or contact us.

NEEDED ~ New Umpires

Wanted: teenage umpires to umpire Poughkeepsie Cal Ripken minor and major games. We supply training and equipment.

Bats, Bats, Bats

There will be a new bat rule going in to effect in January of 2018. For details on this change read this article on the Babe Ruth web site.

Latest Rules

Check out the Babe Ruth League website for the latest general rule and bat rule changes.

Pitchers, Parents and Coaches - think safety first!

With town, travel and school ball make sure you are playing it safe. Here are some guidelines to consider.

How to Keep Kids Interested in Sports

Are your kids losing interest in sports? Check out this article on the Sports Signup blog.

What kind of sports parent are you?

Are you a nightmare sports parent or a great one? Check out this article written by Steve Henson to find out.

Umpires Wanted

Interested in Umpiring? Contact Joe Goldsmith: 845-463-5827 or email (NYblue87@gmail.com)

Greg Diamond

A message from Joe Goldsmith:

On Sunday, we lost a true friend and son of the league, Greg Diamond. I first met Greg back in '95 when he was 7 yrs old and playing in the Rookie division. His dad Larry managed the team. Greg played baseball for Town of Poughkeepsie every year up through Senior level. He was an excellent player; every year Greg was on the All Star team.

The Diamonds were very active in the league and very supportive of our program. Greg's mom, Andrea served for a few years as league Treasurer. His uncle Chris Diamond managed in the league. Larry and Chris started the teen umpire program we still use today.

Greg attended Spackenkill High School and played on the baseball team each year. He was one of their best players. In recent years, Greg helped coach the Spackenkill varsity baseball team.

Shortly after he graduated from Spackenkill, Greg became a baseball umpire for HVUA. He was the assignor of HVUA umpires for our league, LaGrange, and Fishkill.

Up until recently, Greg and his dad would umpire the championship game for the Major division each June.

Greg loved baseball. He will be sorely missed.

Poughkeepsie Journal Article

Upcoming Events

Feb 256:00 pm - 9:00 pmRegistration Deadline
Mar 11 Evaluation Day
Mar 117:00 pm - 9:00 pmDraft Night
Mar 256:00 pm - 9:00 pmBoard Meeting
Apr 205:00 pm - 10:00 pmPicture Night
Apr 2110:00 amOpening Day

See Calendar for details

2017 Annual Membership Meeting

The league annual membership meeting was held October 26, at which elections for the Board of Directors was conducted. Shortly after the membership meeting concluded, the new Board members met and elected the 2018 League Officers:

  • President: Vinny D'Amato
  • Vice-President: Rich Weatherwax
  • Treasurer: Tom Marshall
  • Secretary & Umpire-In-Chief: Joe Goldsmith
  • Member-at-large: Brian Dazi
  • Member-at-large: Dennis King
  • Member-at-large: Anthony Montgomery
  • Member-at-large: Scott Roe
  • Member-at-large: Stephanie Rohan

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Field Status
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Red Oaks Mill - Small Field Open 01-21-2018
Red Oaks Mill - Big Field Open 01-21-2018
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Tilcon Open 01-21-2018
Hillis Open 01-21-2018
Sheafe Road Open 01-21-2018
New Hamburg Open 01-21-2018
Riverview Open 01-21-2018
Jackson Road Open 01-21-2018

We are a non-profit 501c(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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