Metropolitan Junior Baseball League All-Star Game this Saturday
Fred Jeter | 8/9/2018, 6 a.m.
The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s stars will shine this Saturday, Aug. 11, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road.
Game time is 3 p.m. for the season-ending MJBL All-Star Game in the five-team, U-19 age division.
Under the direction of William M.T. Forrester Jr., the MJBL is concluding its 59th season with a long-standing aim to promote baseball within the inner city and among African-American youths.
It has been a busy summer. In addition to league play, the MJBL has competed in tournaments along the East Coast.
The U-19 contingent, made up of young men mostly in the 16 to 19 age group, played in a MJBL tournament last month in Washington coinciding with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The MJBL event was held at Maury Wills Field near Howard University.
Local athletes also traveled to Greensboro, N.C., for the annual MJBL Inner-City Classic and to Atlanta for the RBI Regional. RBI stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and is funded by MLB.
The Reynolds Community College diamond off Parham Road has become the hub for local MJBL activities. Forrester reports that two batting cages have been added for training.