Baseball – Babe Ruth, Ages 13-15


Players born prior to May 1, 2010, and on or after May 1, 2007, are eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 League competition for the 2023 season. BPRD Age Rule: A player must participate in the Babe Ruth 13-15 League until they are no longer eligible to play according to Babe Ruth League age chart.

Information

Dates

  • Registration opens Jan. 1
  • Major League: May–Aug.
  • Minor League: May–July
  • Minor League Tournament: July 13-19

*Dates and times are subject to change.

Ages Registration Codes

  • Age 13: 24853
  • Age 14: 24854
  • Age 15: 24855
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League Format

The league is separated into Major and Minor leagues. Players will only play in one league.

  • Major (Travel Baseball): The Major league consists of 13’s, 14’s and 15’s advancing teams and a 13-15 non-advancing team.
  • Minor (League Baseball): The Minor league consists of league teams with players ages 13-15.

Major League Tryouts

Tatley-Eagles Park, 602 Airport Rd.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all tryout dates.

  • April 26, May 3 and May 10
    • Age 13: 4-5:30pm
    • Age 14: 5:30-7pm
    • Age 15: 7-8:30pm

Minor League Tryouts

Tatley-Eagles Park, 602 Airport Rd.

Participants must attend one tryout date.

  • May 8: 5:30-7:30pm
  • May 9: 5:30-7pm

Tryouts are used to evaluate players and place them on teams based on a variety of categories. The criteria used to select these teams include: attitude, attendance, sportsmanship, versatility and skill/ability. The Minor league will divide players to balance skills among the teams.

Major League Practice and Game Schedules

  • Practice, game schedules and team rosters are provided after tryouts.
  • Teams play weekdays and weekends.
  • Haaland Field, 2506 S. 12th St., Tatley-Eagles Park, 602 Airport Rd., Legacy High School, 3400 E. Calgary Ave.

Minor League Practice and Game Schedule

  • Teams practice and play games Monday-Thursday between the hours of 3:30-10pm. Teams rotate practice and game times.
  • Schedules and team rosters are provided after tryouts.
    • Haaland Field, 2506 S. 12th St.,
    • Tatley-Eagles Park, 602 Airport Rd.,
    • Legacy High School, 3400 E. Calgary Ave.

Fees

  • $170/player-if received on or before Monday, April 17.
  • No more than $340/household.
  • $180/player-if received Tuesday, April 18, or later.
  • No more than $360/household.

Fees for Major League (In addition to base fee)

  • Advancing $175 and non-advancing $100. Major League fees are due after tryouts.
  • Major League players (advancing and non-advancing) are required to sell raffle tickets at $20 per raffle ticket.

Uniform and Batting Helmet

  • Players receive a team uniform jersey and hat to keep. Players are responsible for their own baseball pants. Grey baseball pants are recommended for all players.
  • Recommended for players to purchase their own batting helmets. Team helmets are provided for league play.
  • All bats must bear the USABat licensing mark to be permissible for play. See more bat information at www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx.
Babe Ruth League Age Chart for 2023
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2010 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
2009 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
2008 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
2007 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

Rainout/Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, every effort is made to determine diamond playability by 7:45 am for day programs or 4 pm for evening programs. Please check the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District website ALERT bar on the front page of the website. You may also choose to “Like” the BPRD Facebook page, since weather notifications are also posted there. You can also call the BPRD information line at 222-6479.

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