News and Announcements
Hello to All!
I have some important information for everyone for the upcoming 2023 baseball season. Please make sure you mark your calendar and attend our 2023 Coordinator’s preseason meeting, it will be held on February 5, 2023 at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held at Greenleaf Community Center located at 1187 ½ Parker St. Springfield, MA 01129. It is required that every organization or independent team has a representative there. Please read the information regarding registration fees so you know why.
TEAMS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
The registration fee for each team consists of league operating expenses and a premium for accident insurance.
This registration fee must be paid in full by the second organizational meeting. Any team not paying in full at this meeting will not be included in the schedule.
Fees per team for 2023:
HANK AARON * $200.
ROBERTO CLEMENTE * $275.
WILLIE MAYS * $275.
PEE WEE REESE * $275.
SANDY KOUFAX * $315./ Plus $30 for A division post season Sandy Koufax play
MICKEY MANTLE * $345. Includes $30 for post season Mickey Mantle play
- A fee of $200.00 will be charged to any organization that requires us to rewrite schedule, because of adding or removing a team. Anytime a team wants to enter JLS late because they waited for another league to come together and it did not, will not only pay the $200 late fee but also additional late fees to be determined by the Board.
(2023) In an effort to get organizations and teams to attend coordinators and team meetings, JLS will allow teams to take the following discounts.
• If a team/organization attends the preseason 2023 Coordinator’s meeting (February 5, 2023), they can deduct $25.00 from each team’s registration fee.
• Each coach that attends the first and second team meetings, can deduct a total of $25.00 from that team’s registration fee (coach must attend both meetings to claim the $25.00). No person can represent more than 1 team.
UMPIRE FEES FOR 2023
CLEMENTE – $50.00 KOUFAX – $65.00 each umpire
MAYS - $50.00 MANTLE – $70.00 each umpire
REESE – $54.00 each umpire – Two umpires will be assigned to Reese “ A “ Division Games
PROCEDURES FOR PAYING
Each team must pay one-half the umpire fees to the Umpire at the start of the game.
Umpires must be paid in cash.
Once again we are reaching out to find people that want to become umpires for the JLS league or high school baseball. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please contact Joe Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, the JLS Board of Directors installed a memorial plaque for our late President Pete Brown at Picknelly Field. With this plaque, Pete’s legacy will forever be remembered for years to come.
Stop by Picknelly next season to see it.