Milford Junior Major League

Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Baseball

T-Ball Ages 4-6

Rookie Ages 7-8

Minor Ages 9-10

Major Ages 11-12

Francis Field

Babe Ruth 13 Age 13

Babe Ruth 15 Ages 14-15

SR Babe Ruth Ages (16-19)

Daniel S. Wasson Field


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Francis Field.

Our Mission Statement

Junior Major League Inc was established in 1955 and incorported in 1958. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) non profit organization with the IRS.

The purpose of the Junior Major League is to organize, direct, teach sportsmanship, and coach children between the ages of four and eighteen in playing organized baseball. Years ago when other organizations were accepting players based on talent alone, the founders of the Junior Major League saw an opportunity to create an organization where all youths were accepted regardless of their ability or gender. Today, many of the other youth organizations follow this same principal. The league is a local affiliate of Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and PONY Baseball organizations.

In 2010 we merged with the Daniel S. Wasson league. This is now our Babe Ruth division. For more information on Danel S. Wasson visit the Danel S. Wasson section on our home page.

Safety fo Your Children

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afety is a top priority for our league. Here are a few ways we strive to provide the safest environment for everyone involved on and off the fields.

  • CPR Training - the league sponsors CPR and AED training for all members. The class is offered two times a year and is taught by a certified CPR trainer and active paramedic. The class also covers basic first aid. The league picks up 100% of the cost.
  • AED - 3 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) have been installed at the Francis Field, Wasson Field and Conklin Field. It is believed that these are the first AED's to be installed at a youth baseball field in Milford. A special thanks goes out to the Robbie Levine Foundation who if not for their generosity, the procurement of these devices would not have been possible. The units are placed in service in memory of Robbie Levine who tragically died on the field. Emergency Medical Group of Norwalk was also paramount in the purchase of the devices.
  • Lightning Prediction System - we installed a lightning system on top of the scoreboards at Francis field to help provide adequate warning when lightning is a threat in the area.
  • Safety Fence - Our Francis and Benard fields have an 8' high mesh fence which allows an outfielder to run into it with a reduced risk for injury. The fence is designed to cushion the players impact and avoid contact with its support system.
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Affiliations

Junior Major League is presently affiliated and plays under the rules of Babe Ruth Baseball. Tournament competition is offered for the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Leagues leading to a National World Series.

Leagues

Junior Major League is comprised of the Cal Riken & Babe Ruth Leagues. The Cal Riken League has 4 divisions consisting of T-Ball, Rookie, Minor and Majors.


The Babe Ruth League has 3 divisions consisting of Babe Ruth 13, Babe Ruth 15 and Senior Babe Ruth.


DivisionLeague Age*
T-Ball4-6
Rookie7-8
Minor9-10
Major11-12
Babe Ruth 1313
Babe Ruth 1514-15
Senior Babe Ruth16-19

* Age as of May 1

League Boundaries

Our Cal Riken League boundaries presently cover the entire City of Milford and West Haven.


Our Babe Ruth League boundaries cover the entire City of Milford.


In order to be eligible to play, a player must reside or attend school within the boundaries defined above.

Field Sizes

Our fields are tailored for each division.


DivisionField Size*
T-Ball60'
Rookie60'
Minor60'
Major70'
Babe Ruth90'

* Base Path Distance

Player Registration

Registration for baseball is open to all boys and girls that live within our league boundaries. Our spring registration begins in January for all divisions. The season for T-Ball through Babe Ruth 13 divisions starts in April with the Babe Ruth 15 and Senior Babe Ruth starting after the high school season is over usually the last week in May. Fall registration begins in June with the season starting around Labor Day.


All players that register before the cutoff date, will be placed on a team*. After the cutoff date, players will be placed on a space available basis.


*Senior Babe Ruth is by tryout.

All registrations are completed on line

Daniel S. Wasson

Daniel Wasson was a City of Milford police officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty. He grew up in Milford and was an avid baseball player for both Foran High School and Senior Babe Ruth. Upon his passing, Wasson Field was named in his honor which now hosts Milford Junior Major League’s Babe Ruth programs.