The National Urban Professional Baseball League (A Replica of Negro League Baseball) will be launching four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018. Baseball in our inner-cities is dying and the NUPBL will be giving African American baseball players a new hope to live out America’s past-time. The new league will offer minority baseball players the opportunity to play the game they love on a professional level, an opportunity many have been denied.
The league will offer spectators a blast from the past. Team names originating from Negro League players like Rube Foster All-Stars, Cool Papa Bell All Stars, William “Skinny Legs” Blair, Buck O’Neil All Stars etc. This league will be dedicated to the generations of baseball players who were denied the opportunity to play baseball because of factors other than their ability to play the game. This league in “NO WAY” will be limited to only African American players. We are seeking the best baseball players from across the United States and the World regardless of their ethnic back round. The teams will be constructed by way of open try-outs to be held at a number of sites starting on May 20, 2017 (refer to our website for dates & locations).
“A few years ago a little league baseball team from the Southside Chicago by the name of Jackie Robinson West captured the hearts and soul of the nation. Most importantly they captured the heart and soul of the African American community around the world. We want this league the National Urban Professional Baseball League to capture the heart and soul of the nation and mostly importantly the hearts and the souls of the African American community. We are looking for excitement, enthusiasm and support from the African American Community for this league from the East, the West, the North and the South” (Said Coach Mike Mayden).
GENERAL LEAGUE INFORMATION:
Ninety game schedule
May through August in addition to league play-offs
45 away games/45 home games
6 games per week
15 three game home stands
Teams located within 250 – 350 miles
Team (s) will consist of
1 team manager
24 players per team
The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and older
All participants will receive monetary compensation
Tryouts for each team will begin in May, 2017
We will offer an eight week fall league in Arizona, to be held in September, 2017 through October, 2017.
The league starts in the spring of 2018
All baseball players interested in trying out for a team should visit our website at www.urbanbaseball247.com or call (972) 546-8894 for registration information.