Last Updated: April 26, 2016
  • Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfections we can catch Excellence
  • "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." - Pete Rose
  • "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do.
  • I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby
  • "I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it." - Rogers Hornsby

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF

FREDERICK CITY BABE RUTH

  Spring 2016 Registration for 16-18 has closed!

 

16-18 – Any player born prior to May 1, 2000 and on or after January 1, 1997 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 16-18 League competition

 

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What do Mike Trout, Zack Greinke, Dustin Pedroia, Ian Desmond, Anthnoy Rendon, Nolan Ryan (HOF), Randy Johnson (HOF), John Smoltz (HOF), Cal Ripken, Jr (HOF), George Brett (HOF), Madison Bumgarner, Bruce Springsteen (HOF) and Michael Jordan (HOF) have in common?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They all played Babe Ruth Baseball!

 

Are you the next Hall of Famer?

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Frederick City Babe Ruth accepts players who, under normal circumstances, would attend Frederick, Tuscarora, Oakdale, or Gov. Thomas Johnson High and St. John’s Catholic Prep. If a player does not or would not attend one of these High Schools please download the Player Waiver form in the handouts section, complete the top portion and submit it to FBR at frederickbaberuthbaseball@gmail.com 

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The 10 Commandments of Baseball

1. Nobody ever became a ballplayer by walking after the ball.

2. You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder.

3. An outfielder who throws back of a runner is locking the barn after the horse is stolen.

4. Keep your head up and you may not have to hold it down.

5. When you start to slide, S-L-I-D-E. He who changes his mind may have to change a good leg.

6. Do not alibi on bad hops. Anybody can field the good ones.

7. Always run them out. You can never tell.

8. Do not quit.

9. Do not find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect them to be as perfect as you are.

10. A pitcher who hasn't got control hasn't got anything.

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Never do it. Never quit!

"Too far? Start Running.

Too Hard? Get tougher.

Too Tired. Wake up!

Too Afraid? No regrets.

Jealous? Be inspired.

You Can Do It!"

 

If you ever need any motivation please checkout Jim Valvano's ESPN speech from 1993. It is may be the best speech I have ever heard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE1TVwqiTYU

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Stolen from someplace I can no longer remember - Vince

If you are the parent of a young baseball player, it's easy to let the hectic nature of a season get in the way of the big picture. Below are my top 10 tips for parents to follow for each ballgame:

1. Celebrate your child's efforts and sportsmanship, above results such as winning and losing

2. Do not coach from the stands

3. Never yell at the ump

4. Never yell at the other team or their coaches

5. Stay away from the dugouts during the game

6. The umpire is human and will make mistakes

7. Cheer positively

8. Root for the whole team, not just your son or daughter

9. HAVE FUN!

10. "Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting." 



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I have added a couple articles to the Handouts section dealing with Travel Ball. One is from Mike Matheny who is the Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The other is from the founders of the Baltimore Metro League which was the premier travel league in Maryland for years. Both are enlightening.

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The Frederick Babe Ruth Store is now open. Click on the link on the left column and you'll go to our store where you can order all types of Frederick Babe Ruth Spiritwear.

 

Frederick City Babe Ruth Baseball wants to give a special shoutout to Keeney & Basford P.A. for their continued support of our organization.

  


  

We also have a very active facebook page, and many of the events and information about the league are posted there, so it is another good source to find information about our league.

If you would like to support Frederick City Babe Ruth in any way, please let us know.