July 21, 2020

HDBA 15U Bantam Elite Team Announcement

    The Hamilton District Baseball Association (HDBA) is pleased to announce Adam Strongman as Head Coach of the HDBA 15U Elite team which will compete in the EBLO loop for the 2021 season. 

    Adam Strongman is well known in the Hamilton baseball community as a high caliber player including a stint with the Canadian Thunderbirds and 5 years of NCAA Division 2 baseball and also as an outstanding coach. He has coached minor ball for over 10 years including bringing his 2019 Little League team to the Canadian Little League championships. He has been on the coaching staff for the McMaster Marauders Baseball team for several years and head coach since 2014. The 2021 15U will be hosting their home games at Volunteer field in Dundas.

    We expect that minor baseball in the City of Hamilton will benefit from Adam’s coaching for years to come and believe that this announcement is a big step in sustaining quality Elite level baseball for Hamilton players. The Hamilton Cardinals are excited to be working with Dundas Minor Baseball under the HDBA in this new joint venture. 


Tryouts will be held 
July 30 6:30-8:30 at Volunteer Field Dundas
August 10 6:30-8:30 at Volunteer Field Dundas
August 13 6:30-8:30 at Volunteer Field Dundas

No cost to tryout and no releases are required.

Please click on link for registration.  https://registration.sportsavvy.com/DundasMinorBaseball/


The Hamilton Cardinals will also be fielding a 16U Elite Team. 

Tryout Dates to be announced soon, please check our website for updates.  


April 5, 2020

Everyone by now is aware of the concerns surrounding the spread COVID 19. Baseball Ontario and The Hamilton District Baseball Association wish to help contain the spread and to protect the health and safety or our participants. We have cancelled all in person activities at this time until at least May 1st.

Please help us to contain the spread of the virus by respecting social distancing guidelines. We will update info as it becomes available.


Baseball Ontario Media Release Apr 1st 2020



100 years ago a baseball Ontario was born out of a meeting at the Hamilton YMCA on James St. The weekend of Nov 17-19 2017 Baseball Ontario returned to Hamilton to celebrate their 100th anniversary with their AGM at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel.


Hamilton District Baseball Association is pleased to announce that Dennis Ryan, one of our HDBA Past presidents and Life Member, also a Baseball Ontario Past President was honoured at this event by being inducted into the Baseball Ontario hall of Fame. He along with many of the builders of Baseball Ontario we’re honoured in a celebration of the birth and growth of Baseball Ontario at the 100th anniversary AGM on Nov 18th.


John Hashimoto, another long time HDBA member was also honoured with an award for his outstanding work in coaches training as a facilitator and clinician. John has worked tirelessly to help the Hamilton Cardinals and Hamilton District Baseball Association build the best possible group of coaches to work with our children.


Mike Campanella was recently selected as the 2017 recipient of the Mary Whittaker Memorial Award in honour of his volunteerism at the grass roots level of baseball.

The Hamilton District Baseball Association recogizes Mike as an important builder in our local baseball community. Over the last several decades Mike has been involved with Mahoney Park, the Hamilton Baseball Umpires Association, the Hamilton Cardinals and the Hamilton District Baseball Association. He is an HDBA Past President and Life Member.




Lightning Safety

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!


If you can hear thunder, you can be hit by lightning. Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.


For all regular season house-league games, any games stopped (after the official game time) under the OBA Thunder Policy, would be considered over; and, for other times, the OBA Thunder Policy is to be applied.


Direct strikes are responsible for only 50% of lightning-related deaths and injuries. Two other types of hazardous phenomena are caused by lightning. Ground current and side flash account for 60-80% of lightning-related injuries and deaths. A ground current is set up when lightning hits the ground, spreads out and sends a current through a victim. Side splash occurs when lightning hits a tall object, travels partly down the object and then jumps to a nearby victim.

Congratulations to the West Mountain Midget Cougars on winning the 2019 Midget SOBA Select Provincial Championships.

Congratulations to the 2019 Interlock Champions
Bantam, Ancaster Blue Jays 12-2 champions over West Mountain PWA Wrestling

Mosquito, Alexander Red 17-4 champions over West Mountain Tripemco

Peewee, Greensville Gators 16-5 champions over West Mountain RMA Mortgage Brokers

Rookie, Grimsby Bisons 13-3 champions over West Mountain Optimists

Midget, Dundas Astros 16-15 champions over West Mountain Young Drivers

HDBA 2019 Interlock Season Championship Schedules









Rookie Midsummer Classic

Rookie Winner Grimsby Bisons 15-9 over EM Avid Pest Control

Mosquito Midsummer Classic

Peewee Midsummer Classic

congratulations to WM Birkenstock on winning the Peewee championship game over EM First Ontario

Bantam Midsummer Classic

Midget Midsummer Classic 













Thanks to the great instructors from the Blue Jays Academy for partnering with the HDBA for a successful clinic Saturday June 8th at Bernie Arbour Stadium

Congratulations to Glen Ostrosser for being awarded the honour of Hamilton's 2018 Volunteer of the year.

Glen is a long time HDBA rep, having served as a Mahoney director and past President, HDBA Director, HDBA/OBA rep and is currently servings as a Baseball Ontario Director. Glen was nominated on the basis of his involvement in the CanUsa Games and every year takes great pride in having Hamilton teams participate in the games.


"When I first took my son when he was 6 in 1986 to sign up at Mahoney after a couple years at Kiwanis T-ball I asked if I could help coach a team.

The person they sent me to talk to was Glen.

In all the years since I have depended on Glen for assistance and guidance and friendship and I will be forever grateful for that.

On behalf of the thousands of kids that you have impacted and the hundreds of guys like me that have impacted thousands more that you have mentored and helped along the way.

Congratulations, this is a huge accomplishment. You are a great ambassador for our sport and I cannot think of anyone in any sport more deserving!"

Larry Wood


2018 HDBA City Championships


Congratulations to West Mountain Allstate on winning the Mosquito final 9-2 over West Mountain Royal LePage

team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
WM Allstate 0 2 1 0     9
WM Royal LePage/Nic Uhac 0 2 0 0    

West Mountain Hess Millwork got out to an early lead and held Ancaster Blue Jays to 1 in a 14-1 win


team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
WM Hess Millwork 4 5           14
Ancaster Blue Jays 0 0 0 0           1


Sunday Aug 19th

Rookie 1pm on MSP1

Congratulations to East Mountains Anteater Pest team on winning the 2018 HDBA Rookie Championship.  

  1 2 3 4 5 Final
EM Quality Bakery 0 0 3 0 0 3
EM Anteater Pest 2 6 3 4 X 15


Peewee 4pm on MSP1

Congratulations to West Mountains Birkenstock team on winning the 2018 HDBA Peewee Championship

  1 2 3 4 5 Final
WM Future Environmental 1 1 2  5
WM Birkenstock 4 2 5 0 5  16


Midget 7pm on Bernie Arbour

 Congratulations to Dundas’ Cubs team on winning the 2018 HDBA Midget Championship

  1 2 3 4 5 6 Final
Dundas Cubs 3 6 0 2 2 5 15
WM Young Drivers 2 0 0 2 0 0 4










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