Semi Pro Baseball League
Semi Pro baseball leagues, as the name suggests, are the baseball leagues for the semi professional baseball players who wish to make it big at the professional level in near future. Beside Major League Baseball (MLB) and Minor League Baseball, many semi pro baseball leagues are also organized in many parts of North America. These baseball leagues provide wonderful opportunities to promising baseball players to showcase their talents and get noticed. Some good stints with semi pro baseball leagues may open up avenues for a player for professional leagues. However, former professionals can also be seen playing these leagues.
The League Characteristics
There are many semi pro baseball leagues organized across North America. However, different leagues have different structures and characteristics. The number of teams participating in a semi-pro baseball league is, in general, much lesser than the professional leagues. Players from different age groups, ranging from 18 to more than 30 years can be seen participating in these leagues. While the younger players nourish a dream to make it big, the older players play the game as they simply love it. Most of the players in the semi pro baseball leagues have college/high school level experience.
Majority of the semi pro baseball leagues have around 8-15 teams and the tournaments are played over 2-3 months. Top teams of many semi pro baseball leagues also get opportunity to play in the state tournaments.
USBC Semi-Pro World Series
The semi pro tournament was participated by the teams like Memphis Royals, Akron Team Diesel, Pine Bluff Braves, Florence Team Nitro, APAK Collegiate Stars, Tennessee Blue Devils, Memphis RedBirds and Pine Bluff Braves.
Mid-Maryland Semi-Pro Baseball League
This semi pro baseball league consists of 8-10 teams. The regular season runs from mid-April through June. There is also a post season, which runs through July. In the regular season, each team has to play 21-27 games.
In 2010, 10 teams are going to participate in Mid-Maryland Semi-Pro Baseball League, which can be listed as Baltimore Bobcats, Carroll Blue Sox, Carroll Spartans, Frederick Flying Dogs, Maryland Outlaws, Mount Airy Patriots, Sykesville Bulldogs, Taylorsville Titans, Westminster Falcons and Winfield Wolverines.
Des Moines Semi-Pro Baseball League
This semi pro baseball league consists of 7 teams, each of which play 24 games in every season. At the end of the year, a double elimination tournament is organized. The league has teams such as Aces, Devils, Titans, Tigers, Nite Hawks, Cubs and Shockers.
Other Semi Pro Baseball Leagues and Teams
This semi pro league is organized in Baltimore. The teams of this league include Baltimore Bombers, Cancun Cantina Bulls, Casa Mia’s Gators, Cooper Cleaning, Dundalk Brewers, Essex Express, Loch Raven Cubs, Presstman Cardinals, Redwood Panthers and Spring Grove.
Blue Ridge League:
This league is played at Pennsylvania. The teams include Boonsboro Pirates, Brunswick Express, Brunswick Orioles, Hagerstown Braves and Myersville Yankees.
Coors / Charles-Saint Mary’s League:
The teams of this league include American Legion, Bryan’s Road Black Sox, Bumpy Oak Bombers, Combine Pirates, Saint Mary’s Green Door, United States Marines and Western Charles Natty Bohs.
Pen Mar-West Virginia League:
The teams of this league include Buckhannon Buccaneers, Cumberland Orioles, Oakland Oaks, West Virginia Powerhouse and Tri-State Titans.
Susquehanna League includes Baytown River Bandits, Cecil Shock, Essex Express, Harford Baseball Club, Harford Express, Putty Hill Select, Susquehanna Assault, Susquehanna Braves and White Marsh Warriors.
- ASPBA Mid South Regional
- ASPBA South Atlantic Regional
- NSPBA World Series
- NSPBA Shoot-Out
- NSPBA Indiana State Tournament
- NSPBA Great Lakes Regional
- NSPBA Ohio River Valley Regional
- NSPBA Tennessee State Tournament
Last updated on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 10:52.