Babe Ruth BaseballUpdatedWednesday January 1, 2020 byNorth Arlington Little League.
What you need to know about Babe Ruth Baseball.
In the past, North Arlington Little League participated in the Little League Junior Division. This is for players who are Little League age 13-14 (2020 Little League age chart: https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/2020-baseball-age-chart/
In previous seasons, there were only three towns participating with a total of five teams [NA (2), Lyndhurst (2) and Saddle Brook/Lodi (1)]. During the offseason, in discussions with the other towns, it seemed as though they would be going elsewhere for their teams to play.
We had been in discussions with the local Babe Ruth league looking for a place for our Junior aged players to participate. So, when the District 5 LL Junior Division looked like it was going to be just North Arlington, we decided to contact the local Babe Ruth League regarding the Spring season. They were receptive to additional towns participating. So, we moved forward with this option.
For the most part, the two programs are very similar, all based upon high school rules and field dimensions (60-90). Only the age ranges and cutoff dates differ. Babe Ruth has two options, Babe Ruth Baseball (13-15) and 13-Year-Old Prep (13s only). Once registration is completed and player totals are determined, we will assess which scenario makes the most sense for the majority of our players.