SEPTBA to Sponsor Tournament Series
PARKESBURG, PA | June 17, 2020
With the Covid-19 emergency finally passing by and teams eager to salvage some part of their season, the SEPTBA is hosting a new tournament series. The main benefit from these tournaments, other than giving teams games to play, is to raise money to restore the 1917 Iron Men semi-pro baseball complex which is now home to the SEPTBA. Two fields exist for play but the upper field holds historical significance. It is here where teams like the Detroit Tigers, Boston Redsox, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies took on the Ironmen. Famous baseball icons like Connie Mack, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and more once graced these fields. We are working together with the Borough to restore the upper field to its 1917 appearance and apart from grants and donations, we are looking to raise money through tournaments.
For more information or to play in one of these tournaments, visit our TOURNAMENTS section of our website! Good luck and PLAY BALL!
PARKESBURG, PA | June 11, 2020
Chester County lifted the ban on youth sports today. Teams may now begin practicing as long as groups are 25 or less. With that, crews have been working for hours already in hopes of getting the SEPTBA's fields at Minch Park in playable condition after weeds began to once again take over after months of being shut down from the Covid-19 scare. The facility is in a three phase plan. Phase I is simply get the fields playable in their current state. Two permanent mounds will be built, weeds cut, dirt distributed throughout both fields, and the top field will have additional grass cut to support 50/70 play. The lower field will be convertible 46/60 or 50/70, while the upper field, for the time being will be just 50/70. In the spring next year, the upper field will transition to 60/90, it's original dimensions in 1917.