Baseball NSW to host new Masters event in 2021
03/10/2020 1 Minute Read

Baseball NSW to host new Masters event in 2021

Blacktown will host the inaugural National Masters Baseball Championships next January.

Baseball New South Wales yesterday announced it would host the event – which will feature an over-35, over-45 and over-55 division – from January 4-8.

It will coincide with Sydney hosting Perth in the Australian Baseball League and give participants the chance to rub shoulders with 12-time MLB All-Star Manny Ramirez at the opening ceremony.

Each team will play at least five games, which will be complemented by nightly social events including a home run derby, batting practice with the Blue Sox and tickets to two of Sydney’s games against the Heat.

Baseball NSW chief executive Mark Marino said it would be a key event as baseball activity continues to return after the impact of COVID-19.

“Masters Baseball has been some of the most enjoyable memories of my time in the game,” he said in a statement.

“I encourage you to come along and enjoy one of the best venues in the country along with one of the best teams in the ABL.’

Pool play will take place over three days ahead of finals on January 8.

SportsLink Travel, official travel provider of Baseball Australia, will manage the event and offer accommodation and travel packages for all visiting teams.

Managing director Paul Kelly said it was an exciting opportunity for the baseball community.

“This is a great opportunity for Masters players from around Australia to come together and be involved in a quality event,” Kelly said.

“Combined with the opportunity to see our best ABL players in action, mix with baseball royalty and enjoy five days of baseball action and social events.”

The event is sanctioned by Baseball Australia.

Expressions of interest to take part in the event are now open. Click here for more information.