Registration has started for the 2022 Shelby County Babe Ruth Baseball season.
The deadline to register is March 13. The fee is $80 per player or a maximum of $240 per family. Go to www.shelbycountybaberuth.com to sign up.
Leagues at Donald L. Johnson Memorial Park are for boys and girls ages 4-13. All participants must be at least 4 years old by April 30, 2022.
Each league will consist of 12 games and a single-elimination postseason tournament except for the T-ball league, which will not have a tournament.
New this year is a fifth league strictly for 6 year olds. With elevated participation numbers, Shelby County Babe Ruth has isolated the age group believing there will be enough teams for a competitive league.
Here is a list of the five leagues and their respective age groups:
- T-ball league for ages 4-5
- Pee Wee league for 6-year-olds
- Rookie league for ages 7-8
- Minor league for ages 9-10
- Major league for ages 11-13
Player evaluation day is March 5 at Shelbyville High School’s auxiliary gymnasium. All players are encouraged to attend so coaches can evaluate and draft teams accordingly.
Evaluation times have not yet been announced.
In 2021, Shelby County Babe Ruth had 475 participants, up from 404 in 2020.
Players are not limited to Shelby County residences.
Fall league registration will open in May. There were 277 players in the fall of 2021 in the league’s third year of existence. That number of participants has risen from 209 in 2020 and 142 in 2019.