Welcome to the website for
the East Metro Baseball League
We are affiliated with the MABL and
have been in existence since 2003

About the John Gambs EMBL


  • The EMBL was founded in 2003 by the late John Gambs to provide adult baseball on the east side of Atlanta for adults. It's part of the national Men's Senior Baseball League. There are three regular season age divisions: 18+, 30+, and 45+ (45+ is part of the Atlanta AAMSBL).
  • Most of our games are played on week nights, at Salem HS or Newton HS. Games start at 7:30 PM.
  • We welcome new teams! To enter your team or join an existing team, email:

  • New teams are forming in 2019. For info, call (770) 896-6928 How fast are the pitchers? In the 35+division, most throw in the 70's or slower; in the 18+ in the 80's. Bats? Wood bats only in the 30+ division; BBCOR or wood in the 18+ division. No metal bats allowed. This is not a "win-at-all-costs" league. The joy of playing baseball and the comraderie is what it's all about!

    LEAGUE & RAINOUT NUMBER: (770) 896-6928

    EVENTS IN 2019

    • Winter Practice Games: Every Sunday afternoon starting January 6, 2019 at Salem HS at 1:00 PM. OPEN to public . You must reserve a spot each week to play: register today.
    • 2019 Spring Tournament: The deadline date for team fees for the Spring tournament is quickly approaching (March 14th). The fee is $45 per player or $585 for a 13-player team. Please contact Commissioner Willie Rogers at 770-896-6928 to make arrangements for payment.
      There will be 2 weekends, which will consist of "play in" games, with each team playing 2 games. The games will take place on April 6, 7, 13 & 14. The championship round will be played at the GA State field in Covington (the old GA Perimeter field) on May 4th. This is a wood bat tournament.
    • Draft Practices: March 31st This event will be open to all free agents who are looking to join teams for the regular season. Be prepared to hit, field and throw. Drafting will begin on Sunday, March 31st at Salem HS at 12 pm.
    • Regular Season (May-September): Play 14 games once per week on week nights (M-THURS) at Salem HS or Newton HS. $250 per player, register today.
    • All Star Games: 18+ Division and 30+ Divison contests- late July. HR Contests precede the games. Players are selected by players or managers. Salem HS or Newton HS.
    • Playoffs (Sept 1 thru early Oct): All series are best 2 of 3 except the play-in games. Fee is included in regular season fee.
    • End of year banquet (November). Trophies, guest speakers, lots of food! $10 per person, children 6 and under are free.