WPPA Baseball Registration Opens Today

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, January 10, 2011

The Welles Park Parents Association youth baseball league has opened online registration for returning players today. The instructional league’s season begins April 30 and includes playoffs in late July.

The Welles Park Parents Association was founded in 1990 to replace the Chicago Park District baseball program after it was eliminated in 1989. It has become is the largest organized baseball league in Chicago, according to board member Jay Mitchell.

“WPPA baseball [became] so successful that three other parks approached the league about joining and the league has grown each year,” says Mitchell.  “We operate as a partner with Welles Park and have raised over $200.000 for park improvements over the years.”

WPPA teams range from 5-6 year olds’ T-ball in the “Rookie” league to the 15-18 year olds’ Liberty League.

Registration dates for WPPA Baseball is as follows:

  • Online registration for returning players only begins: Monday, Jan. 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Online registration for returning players ends: Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.
  • In-person registration for returning players and siblings of returning players: Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • In-person registration for players new to WPPA: Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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