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QVO28B HISTORY

QVO28B HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

In the fall of 1995, two dozen baseball enthusiasts met on Sunday afternoons at Parsons Field in Belchertown MA, to play baseball "for the sheer fun of it." During the following winter, the QUABBIN VALLEY OVER 28 BASEBALL LEAGUE was organized and incorporated as a Massachusetts charitable corporation. In May 1996, the first season got under way, with approximately 50 players and four teams playing on two fields in Amherst and Belchertown. Thirteen year later there is still a core of charter members playing.

From the beginning, three fundamental precepts emerged as guiding principles:
1. Playing a high caliber of baseball can be balanced with good sportsmanship.
2.  That all players are welcome to participate on a non-discriminatory basis, regardless of ability, gender, or any other classification except the minimum age of 28 years.
3.  That all games and other league activities are family-oriented events so that spouses and children can join in the great American pastime of playing baseball.  


History

The league now consists of five teams with over 100 men and women enjoying baseball in an all-ability, recreational, competitive atmosphere.  We pride ourselves with playing full Major League Baseball (MLB) rules and regulations with a few exceptions which require all participants to play and bat

Full major league uniforms, professional umpires, and good playing fields have become our standards.  We now play throughout the Pioneer Valley, from Connecticut to Vermont, and have hosted teams from other leagues and states.  Our members have formed teams to play at Cooperstown Hall of Fame, and have traveled to tournaments in the winter in Florida, playing at MLB facilities.

Although we are a Massachusetts Charitable Corp. and do accept donations, we are self-funded by our players dues.  Each spring we draft new players on a first-com, first-serve basis - no tryouts, all abilities.  Please browse our website and join us!

Get In Touch

President

Greg Scibelli

Email:
GScibelli2255@yahoo.com

Vice President

Paul Iellamo

Phone:
(413) 531-5642

Email:
iellamo55@charter.net

Clerk

Brett Constantine

Phone:
(413) 387-9678

Email:
brett.constantine@gmail.com