Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois
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Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois
Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois
SportBaseball
Founded1978
No. of teams8
Countries United States
ContinentNorth America
Most recent
champion(s)
Crystal Lake Cardinals
Official websitehttp://metrocollegebaseball.com

The Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois is a collegiate summer baseball league consisting of eight teams based in Illinois. Formed in 1978, the league is affiliated within the National Amateur Baseball Federation. The majority of the teams are located in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area.

League Notes

The league included the following eight teams for 2019: Crystal Lake Cardinals, Force Elite Baseball, Kane County Phantoms, Wheaton White Sox, Chicago Mudcats, Illinois Indians, Illinois Cardinals, Windy City Prospects.[1]

The Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois (MCBSI) is nicknamed the "Metro League." The League was originally named the Metro Thoroughbred League of Illinois, before the league name was changed in 1987.[2]

The Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois plays an annual All-Star game against the Chicago Suburban League All-Stars. The 2018 All-Star Game was played at Hoffer Field on Judson University's campus in Elgin, Illinois.[3]

The league notes that: "College players, home for the summer, can enjoy their families and friends, together with participating in a good competitive league. Official Major League (American League) rules are used with the exception of mandatory use of double ear flap helmets and college safety slide rule. The league has used wood bats since 1992.[2]

2019 Teams Team Metro League
Crystal Lake Cardinals Metro League
Force Elite Baseball Metro League
Kane County Phantoms Metro League
Wheaton White Sox Metro League
Aurora Thunder Metro League
Illinois Cardinals Metro League
Illinois Indians Metro League
Windy City Prospects Metro League

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois Teams". metrocollegebaseball.com. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "About the Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois". hometeamsonline.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois Home Page". metrocollegebaseball.com. Retrieved 2019.

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