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South Eastern Pennsylvania Travel Baseball Association

HELP RESTORE the 1917 PICO Field for the youth of the SEPTBA!

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Since 2016, the SEPTBA has offered youth in the South Eastern Pa area a place to play that is competitive, safe, and encompasses our motto of "Gentlemen First, Ball Players Second." We thrive on teaching fundamentals of the game as well as character building and helping our players become valuable citizens in society, long after baseball is over. We currently serve youth ages 8 - 13 in three counties and two states. In 2020, we were given the rights to use Minch Park, in Parekesburg Boro which is currently experiencing a renaissance. Minch Park was once home to Horace Beale Jr’s, Parkesburg Iron Men baseball club from 1917-1921. Mr. Beale created a semi-pro baseball team that played in an industrial league against other factories and mills throughout the Tri-state. They also hosted several Negro league teams, and most notably, Major League Baseball teams that would be in Philadelphia to play the Phillies or Athletics. Both teams would travel to Parkesburg along with the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, and the 1919 world champion Cincinnati Reds. Familiar names like Cobb, Ruth, Stengel, and Mack were just a few names that graced these fields. The SEPTBA is working, in conjunction with the Parks and Rec. committee, to restore the original field, back to its 1917 appearance where SEPTBA players 13 and older can enjoy more years in the league, as well as working to host semi pro and minor league games on the field. The lower field at the park, will be updated and resemble a more modern day appearance. None of this is possible for our 500+ players without the support of great people like you. We thank you and hope that you’ll come visit our ball park and catch a game or two.