Mayor Tosses First Pitch for New League

Courtesy photo The parks department league launched its new season with a ceremonial pitch from Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer (second from left). Flanking the mayor were Dennis McDaniels of the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department and former Vice Mayor Lil Arnerich who helped relaunch the league. Lincoln Park volunteers hold the banner.

 

The city of Alameda is offering a free summer recreational baseball league for Alameda youth who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. 

There will be two divisions of baseball, one for those who completed kindergarten to second grades and one for those who completed third to fifth grades. The program is for both boys and girls. The games and practices will be played at five different parks around Alameda. Each park will have its own team. The five park teams are the Bayport Seals, the Franklin Eagles, the Lincoln Lions, the Tillman Terriers and the Washington Pirates.

Practices are held on Tuesday afternoons. The kindergarten- to second-grade games are on Fridays, while the third- to fifth-grade games are on Thursdays. There is one practice and one game each week. To find out start times to games and practices, visit alamedaca.gov/recreation/free-park-league-base ball-program.

The league started on June 23, but players can still sign up. The league will run until Friday, Aug. 12. Participants will also receive a vintage t-shirt representing their park and team. 

The focus of this program is on teamwork, learning the game of baseball and having fun. The program is being conducted by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with the Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015. 

For more information, call 747-7529 or visit arpdeplay.com.