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Registration continues for Shelby County Babe Ruth Baseball

Shelby County Babe Ruth Baseball postponed its 50th anniversary celebration in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


That celebration will happen later this year, according to local president Mark Tackett. More details will be released as the event gets closer.


In preparation for what Tackett expects to be a full summer slate of games at Donald L. Johnson Memorial Park, registration is currently open and player evaluations take place Saturday at Shelbyville High School’s auxiliary gym.


There are four league age groups within Shelby County Babe Ruth: 4-6, 6-8, 9-10 and 11-13.

Registration cost is $80 per player or a maximum of $240 per family living in the same household.

Player evaluations begin at 8:15 a.m. Saturday for those ages 6-7. The age 8 age group follows at 9:15 a.m. Evaluations continue at 10:15 a.m. for 9s and 10s. The session ends with 11-13s at 11:30 a.m.


There is no player evaluation session for the 4-5 age group.


Registration can be done online at shelbycountybaberuth.com. The website also contains more information about the organization.


Coaches for all leagues are still needed. Volunteers to work concessions and field maintenance also are needed.

For more information, contact Tackett at marktackett@shelbycountybaberuth.com.