Free baseball in the East Bay (2003-2012)
Field conditions: Due to low turnout, the league has been suspended until further notice. Thanks to all who have participated in the last 9 years.
The first twenty people who show up could play. Latecomers kept score, umpired, and/or coached bases.
Oakland Park Baseball provided free baseball in the East Bay every Sunday from 2003 until June 2012.
NOTE: If you would like to take over organizing this league, please email Scott for more information.
The games featured non-competitive pitching (except live games) to emphasize offense and fielding. The games were fast-paced and fun.
People brought whatever gear they wanted — glove, bats, balls, uniforms, catching gear, etc. We kept track of the stats for a few years. At one time, we discussed games, stats, and everything under the sun on the forum.
We insisted that participants print a liability form, fill it out, and bring it to the game. People mostly did.
Live Games on occasion!
When consistently high turnout permitted, we competed in “live” games every fifth week, meaning we used standard MLB rules with “live” pitching.