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Why choose Babe Ruth baseball and softball?

Our aim is to provide an opportunity for the youth in our community to "PLAY BALL"  We do this with our volunteer board, parents and sponsors.

Calvert Babe Ruth is committed to providing a quality baseball experience for your child. We believe wholeheartedly in the mission of Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Baseball.

Cal Ripken Baseball:
The Ripken Way is about perseverance, integrity and the unwavering commitment to be, and do our best. The Ripken Way shapes every experience with our brand - we celebrate the customer, we keep it simple, we make it fun and we align every experience with our purpose to forge the future of baseball.

Core Pillars
- Keep it Simple: Simplicity empowers the message.
- Explain the Why: Purpose drives the human spirit (us).
- Celebrate the Individual: Fuel their willpower to succeed.
- Have Fun: Joy shatters the limits of what we can achieve- the game is supposed to be fun.

Mission of Babe Ruth Baseball:
The Babe Ruth Baseball program, using regulation competitive baseball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball be afforded the opportunity to do so.

Our league, chartered through Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Baseball is divided into two divisions based on ages.

- Cal Ripken Baseball is for players ages 4-12.
- Babe Ruth Baseball is for players ages 13-18.

What makes Calvert Babe Ruth different?

  1. We are committed to using all our resources to help the kids.  No wasted funding on big events, all player fees and business donations go directly to the teams and providing their insurance, equipment, and uniforms. 
  2. For our Rookie Division, the games will be coach pitch to make the experience more realistic.
  3. For our Major Division we have our teams will play on the 50/70.  This helps prepare them for the transition to the 60/90 field when they turn 13.
  4. Calvert Babe Ruth will work to coordinate their teams schedules to enhance the players ability to play both recreational baseball and travel baseball.  We believe this will be an attractive feature to both. 

Who is eligible to play for Calvert Babe Ruth?

Anyone who lives in Calvert County and is between 3 and 18 years old. 

Where will practices and games be?

Practice and game locations are not normally decided until we have a firm picture of how many teams we will have at various ages.  We are also bound by what fields are available when they are issued by Calvert County Parks & Recreation.

How often will teams practice and play games?

Prior to the start of the regular season team will practice 2 or 3 times a week.  Once games start, games will take the place of practices to assist in maintaining the same number of days per week.

When will the regular season start?

The start of the season will vary from year to year but practices will normally start in early March with practices and games in late March.

What is typically provide to my child?

At a minimum each player will receive a uniform (that they will keep) that consists of a shirt and hat.  We do not provide baseball pants and each child's preference for fit and comfort is different.  Each child should also provide an age specific batting helmet for personal use, and a bat.  The team will be issued catcher's gear (but a player can wear their own.

Will the Rookie Division be kid pitch or coach pitch?

The Rookie Division will be coach pitch.

How can I become a sponsor or donate?

You can go to our Home page and click the RED Donate Button.

What do I need to do to become a coach?

If you are registering a child to play you can indicate that you are interested to coach during the registration.  If you will not have a child playing you can contact us at to express interest.  All coaches, volunteers, and board members must complete a background check every two years.  Coaches will need to complete a coaches certification.

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