The Royal Canadian Baseball Association
The league was originally started by a bunch of people who regularly got together for some pickup softball in the downtown Toronto area circa 1975. It quickly grew, and permanent teams were established so that by the early
80s, it had grown to its present format of 8 teams and firmly established its identity with a formal championship and consolation trophy. The name of the league was borrowed from an associate squash league, and legend has it that some person of dubious royal heritage granted royal consent for the name.
The philosophy of the league has always been to have fun, and the weekly get-together after the games is one of the main attractions. We are a co-ed league, and we play 3-pitch softball. The team at bat supplies its own pitcher, and each batter gets a maximum of 3 pitches regardless of the outcome. It’s a lively game with lots of offense and many opportunities for prolific hitting and dazzling defensive plays.
Everyone makes the playoffs with a 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5 format for the first round of playoffs. There is a championship round pitting those winners of the first round in a semifinal round, then a final game. There is also a consolation
round for the losers of the first round playoff games. The league champion and the consolation winners receive their trophies and props at a star-studded gala affair following the championship game.
The championship trophy is rumoured to have strong reproductive powers. So much so that whichever team wins is guaranteed to have some member produce a child in the following year. Great personal care needs to be taken by the winning team when handling the trophy.
Looking for a fun league to join and play some softball every Wednesday evening during the summer?