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Independent Baseball League to hold tryouts

A League of Our Own a self-funded Independent Developmental Baseball League which is the only African American owned Independent Baseball League in the United States. We will be honoring the legacy, history and accomplishments of four very distinguished African American Baseball players. Rube Foster the father of Negro League Baseball, Stachel Paige one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Sam Allen a Negro League great and Dick Allen one of the Chicago White Sox’s most fierce hitters in his day. We will honor these distinguished baseball icons by naming teams in our league after them. In an effort to forever invoke their memories in the hearts and minds of past, present and future baseball generations. The teams shall bear the name Rube Foster Chicago Giants, Stachel Paige All-stars, Sam Allen Monarchs and Dick Allen Hitmen. They will be hosting an official dedication prior to the start of the 2024 season.

Baseball in our inner-cities is dying and They have an avenue to give baseball players something to look forward to. This league would afford baseball players the opportunity to play baseball to further advance and develop their baseball skills. We want this league to capture the heart and soul of the nation as They serve as a lifeline to pump life back into the game by providing an outlet for baseball players to continue playing past the high school and college level. This league is open to all baseball players from the East, West, North and the South regardless of their ethnic background.

We are currently in the midst holding statewide open tryouts. On January 26, 2024 tryouts will be held at the Pullman Community Center in Chicago, IL. On January 30, 2024 at the Mojo-Up Sports Complex in Noblesville, IN (both are indoor Turf Fields). Tryouts will remain open until all the spots are filled. Player interested in being a part of this program should visit our website and register online today for the tryouts or (205) 264- 1468.

Sports Editor at Chicago Crusader Newspaper | + posts

Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.

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