Jackie Robinson Memorial Baseball League!

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About the League


          The Jackie Robinson Memorial Baseball League is an APBA/Baseball For Windows baseball league that started play in 1998, with the 1947 season, to honor the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut.

          The league began as a winter league, but is now playing continuously, having completed the 1968 season. It is a full-roster league, expanding and changing rules along with the accompanying Major League season. Our third round of expansion is at hand in 1969, along with the accompanying Divisional Play. Then the DH looms for the Doby League in ’73. Adam Ginsburg was the founding commissioner. Chris Strovel took over from ’49-’55 and ’57-’66, with Steve Galbraith running the league in ’56, and returning as commish for ’67.

          The league has seen teams rise to prominence for mini-dynasties or longer. Edgewood won seven straight Walker tiles from ’52-’58, followed by three straight pennants for Long Beach. Edgewood came back to cop its eighth pennant in ’62, followed by… you guessed it … Long Beach in 1963 and 1964. The two teams represent Walker League in every World Series from ’53-‘64 The ’62 Walker pennant race was an all-time classic, with Edgewood returning to the top with 106 wins, beating out three other 100-win teams! In ’64, Seltzer staged an incredible rally to tie the race on the last day of the season, but Long Beach swept what became a two-game tie-breaker.

          D.C. turned the summers of ’61 and ’62 into the summers without pennant races in the Doby League. With back-to-back titles in ’65 and ’66, the B-List All-Stars have been to four World Series in the ‘60s, winning three. Redding rose from the bottom of the standings to win the World Series in ’63, fending off a strong Cedar Park club. Redding booked an astounding 119 wins in ’64, but lost a World Series rematch to Long Beach, which has been in most of the World Series in the 1960s. The Baltimore Elite B-26s had a string of 15 straight winning seasons snapped in 1964.