The 2017 Babe Ruth baseball season is rapidly approaching. Preparations for the upcoming season are well underway. One of the most important components of our preparation efforts is getting all Rockaway Township players who want to play Babe Ruth baseball this year signed up as soon as possible so that we can finalize the number of teams, select the managers and coaches, and plan the season schedule.
You can submit the accompanying sign-up sheet directly to the municipal building during working hours, or you may sign-up through the mail. If you opt to sign-up via mail, simply complete the form and send it to the following address along with a check for the $75 booster fee (made payable to “R.T. Babe Ruth Boosters”): RTBR, c/o 554 Mount Hope Ave., Dover, NJ 07801.
Important: Make sure you either sign-up at the municipal building or return the sign-up form in the mail no later than February 3rd 2016. Any sign-ups received after February 3rd 2015 will be put on a waiting list and accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The enforcement of a sign-up deadline is a policy that we believe provides the fairest solution to the largest number of players. In past years, numerous late sign-ups have arrived a few days before, and in many cases during, the try-outs. Historically, we have accommodated these late sign-ups, even though it was too late to add extra teams to the league. As a result, teams often have had as many as 14 players. This has caused players who signed up in advance to sacrifice playing time in order to accommodate those who signed up late.
Note: Try-outs will be at the Baseball Station on Dewey Ave. in Wharton. A date and time has not been scheduled yet, but you will receive a phone call with those details as soon as we have our final numbers. We will provide wood bats at the try-out which we recommend using.