Colman Day

Colman Day

Youth baseball allstar games

Frank Colman and Colman Day Frank Colman Day 2019 will be held on Saturday, July 13, at Labatt Memorial Park. All T-Ball players will participate in skills stations and scrimmages. All other divisions will play All-Star Games showcasing the skills of EBBA players chosen by their teammates and fellow All-Stars from neighbouring leagues. T-Ball 9am – 12pm Rookie 12pm – 2pm Mosquito 2pm – 4pm PeeWee 4pm – 6pm Bantam 6pm – 8pm Midget 8pm – 10pm A Brief History of EBBA and Colman Day For those of you who may not be familiar with the origins of the EBBA, the following is a brief summary of our history. The league was formed in the spring of 1955 by a group of Londoners that included former major league players Gordon Berryhill, Frank Colman, and George ‘Mooney’ Gibson. The first season involved 300 players on 12 teams in the Peewee and Bantam divisions. To open the first season, the players paraded down Dundas Street to Labatt Park, where a number of exhibition games were held. As the league grew, Rookie, Mosquito (Tyke), Midget, and Junior Divisions were added. A competitive program was also introduced with all competitive teams known as the Tecumsehs, in recognition of the nineteenth-century London men’s professional team that won a number of international baseball titles. (The Tecumsehs broke off to form their own strictly competitive league in 2015.) EBBA was officially incorporated in 1979. In 1983, the annual all-star game was named Frank Colman Day, in recognition of Frank Colman, one of the founders of the league, who had died that year. This event is held at Labatt Park, and is a highlight of the season for players in each division, because they have been selected to play by their peers. Players get to see their names printed in the official program and their names announced before they take their at-bat – just like the big leagues! The league operates as a member of the London District Baseball Association. EBBA serves children and young people ages 4 to 21 by providing a houseleague baseball program. Name of Activity Organizer: Laura Kaufman Start Time: 9AM End Time: 10pm

Address: 25 Wilson Avenue, London, ON, Canada

Location: Labatt Park


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