Who We Are

MISSION STATMENT

South Coast Baseball League is a not-for-profit organization which strives to enlarge and advance the scope of amateur baseball by stimulating interest and competition and to provide a sound, experienced organization to assist and educate local groups in obtaining the maximum health and citizenship values.

AABC ORGAINAZATION

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) is the largest amateur baseball organization in the United States for players above junior baseball age and the only amateur baseball program, which provides progressive and continuous organized competition – sub teens through adults. It is coordinated with other programs through USA Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Founded in 1935, it is now composed of seven (7) different age divisions in the states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Play is also conducted in four (4) single age divisions; 9’s, 11s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s, 16’s, 17’s 18’s and 19’s & up.

The American Amateur Baseball Congress operates under a league concept as opposed to an all star concept. A league is composed of at least three (3) teams playing a minimum of six (6) league games. The winner of each league advances on to state tournament play. The winner from the state tournament advances on to regional play and from there to the world series.

For further information contact the AABC at AABC@aabc.us

HISTORY OF AABC

The American Baseball Congress was founded in March, 1935, with the assistance of the Athletic Institute. Its first national tournament was conducted in Dayton, Ohio, in September of 1935. Since that time, the American Amateur Baseball Congress has been a ladder on which hundreds of players have climbed to professional baseball fame. But primarily, it has remained a means of stimulating better hometown or neighborhood baseball.

Its start was modest, with only ten states represented. Since 1935, it has become national in scope, including Canada and Puerto Rico, in seven age divisions.

The American Baseball Congress suspended inter-state competition in 1942 at the request of the Office of Defense Transportation, to conserve public transportation during the war effort. Many of its Associations continued operating on a limited scale during the war, and national competition was resumed in 1946.

The Corporation name was amended to the American Amateur Baseball Congress in December, 1955.

In 1941, the American Baseball Congress established a “Minor” Division for players 18 and under. This was suspended during World War II and not revived until 1951, when it increased rapidly in size. On December 23, 1954, the 92nd birthday of the late Connie Mack, the name of the “Minor” Division was changed officially to the Connie Mack Division” in recognition of “Mr. Baseball’s” lifelong and continued interest in young players, professional and amateur.

The former “Major Division” was renamed the “Stan Musial Division” in 1963, honoring the great Cardinal Player shortly after his announced retirement from active play.

Five additional age Divisions have been added: Mickey Mantle (16 and under) and Sandy Koufax (14 and under) in 1968; Pee Wee Reese (12 and under) in 1971; Willie Mays (10 and under) in 1976; and Roberto Clemente (8 and under) in 1989.

For further information contact the AABC at AABC@aabc.us

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949.215.6693 or contact@conniemackbaseball.com