About BBR

UpdatedFriday August 14, 2020 byBabe Ruth Import.

Baseball Programs Available to the Youth of our Community

Babe Ruth Affiliation (Ages 13-15)

Founded in 1951, the Babe Ruth Baseball League was created for ballplayers ages 13-15 who wish to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12.  Bethlehem Babe Ruth (BBR), founded in 1955, which serves the youth of our local community here in Bethlehem and Ravena is proud to be a part of this great national organization.  The Babe Ruth spring season typically runs from late April until the middle of June.  Babe Ruth All-Star teams are selected and play in July with an opportunity to compete for a chance to play in the Babe Ruth World Series. 

We also offer a Fall baseball program from early September until mid-October.  The fall season in 2020 will consists of detailed clinics with collegiate coaches and our Bethlehem H.S. Coaching staff along with instructional games.   This program is developed to raise the skill level of our players with some of the best coaches in the area and do so in a fun, community based, safe environment.  This program is open to players of all skill levels. 

Eastern New York Travel Baseball League (ENYTBL) Ages 13-15

For those players that have shown a greater skill level and a willingness to play in a more competitive environment, BBR offers travel baseball through our affiliation with ENYTBL.  ENYTBL is a high quality league which is home to the top travel programs from around the region.  It should be noted that this option is not available in place of our recreational program but in addition to it and is not a substitute.  Players wishing to play travel MUST also participate on our in-house recreational league.  The Travel Season typically runs from Memorial Day Weekend until the middle of July.  Teams that qualify then have the opportunity to participate in an end of year tournaments.

Eastern New York Prep League (Ages 13-15)

For those players that have shown a greater skill level and a willingness to play in a more competitive environment, and if numbers allow, BBR offers travel baseball through our affiliation with ENYPBL. Teams will play against other community based travel programs.  In 2020 this included teams from N. Colonie, East Greenbush, Hudson Valley, Guilderland, and other local communities.

Eastern NY Mickey Mantle and Connie Mack (ENYMMCM) Affiliation (Ages 16U/18U)

Once players “graduate” from our Babe Ruth program they have an opportunity to continue to play travel baseball with BBR through our affiliation with ENYMMCM.  Players tryout for our Mickey Mantle (16U) and Connie Mack (18U) teams in the fall for the spring seasons.  Our teams will play other locally affiliated teams throughout the region.  These teams represent the pinnacle of talent from our league at each age level.  These teams typically play from the end of school baseball through July.