The Newark Bears announced a partnership with the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League today, which will make Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium the official home of the new amateur league. It sounds like we’ll be seeing some Sunday doubleheaders combining Bears games and NJABL action.
The NJABL is playing its inaugural season in 2013, with both wood and metal bat “leagues.” After looking at its website, I’m not sure what kind of play level it offers – it sounds almost like a “serious” recreational league to me… I guess we’ll find out in a few months.
Here’s the Bears’ press release.
Newark Bears Announce Partnership with New Jersey Amateur Baseball League
The Newark Bears and New Jersey Amateur Baseball League (NJABL) have announced a partnership for the 2013 season.
As part of the agreement, Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium will become the official home of the NJABL, with the league scheduled to start play in April. Additionally, the Bears and the NJABL will host Amateur/Pro doubleheaders at the stadium.
The Bears will use the NJABL as a way to scout local talent and will also offer private tryouts to certain NJABL players.
The New Jersey Amateur Baseball League will host its Managers Meeting at the ballpark on January 27. Teams or players interested in participating in the 2013 season should RSVP through the league’s official website.
For more information on the league, visit www.NewJerseyABL.com.