JCBL invites fans to celebrate tradition

The Japanese Canadian Baseball League would like to invite the Japanese-Canadian community to join in commemorating the occasion!

JCBL-50thAn evening of celebration to mark the JCBL’s 50th season will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on September 3, 2017.

The JCBL is an adult intermediate baseball league with players ranging from teens and young adults to older veterans. The 11-team league has a rich history in Toronto and is open to all levels of baseball players. The league plays its games on Sundays from May to September, with all the games being played at Greenwood Park in Toronto and Highview Park in Scarborough.

The JCBL started out as a small group of friends within the Japanese community looking to play recreational but competitive baseball, and has grown into 11 teams consisting of a diverse range of players. The league welcomes players of all cultures and backgrounds, and it currently consists of players from Japan, Canada and many other countries across the globe.

With over 4,000 former players we look forward to inviting and celebrating with as many league alumni and fans as possible.

Sponsorship support

Your generous support will help us honour all the founding members of the JCBL as well as recognize present and future generations that continue the tradition of the league. Honours and awards of recognition will be presented at this celebration. Please note this is a non-profit event and any surplus funds will be donated to Momiji Health Care Society.

Momiji Health Care Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose objective is to assist seniors, primarily of Japanese-Canadian descent, to live independently in their own homes as long as possible. Momiji assists individuals in finding appropriate accommodation and services to maximize their independence, health and personal growth so that the seniors can enjoy an enriched quality of life.

JCBL memories and photos

We would like to recognize the past players of the JCBL as well as the rich history of the Toronto Japanese community and its connection to baseball.

We are collecting the stories, photos and memories of past players and fans of the JCBL in our community. Whether the memories are of you playing at Christie Pits or watching games at Greenwood Park, we would like to hear from you.


Dwight Wakabayashi is a Toronto-based sports writer and freelance journalist.
For more league information and the game schedule please visit www.jcbl.ca.


 

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