FACTS ABOUT THE EAST METRO BASEBALL LEAGUE (EMBL)
* The EMBL was founded in 2003 to provide adult baseball on the east side of Atlanta for adults. It's part of the national Men's Senior Baseball League. Two age divisions- 18+ and 35+.
* Most of our games are played on week nights, at Salem HS or Newton HS. Games start at 7:30 PM.
* Most players have some previous baseball experience, such as Little League, rec ball, high school or college. A few have played professional ball.
* We welcome new teams! To enter your team or join an existing team, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 770 788 8077.
* 10-14 teams play each year; we have room for up to 18; we're actively seeking more teams in 2015
* Most players have had previous experience in rec ball, high school, travel ball, college and a few played pro ball
* 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 35+ 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!
EVENTS IN 2015:
- Winter Practice Games: Every Sunday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 PM at Salem HS or Newton HS. All invited, league players and non-league players. Email email@example.com if you wish to play. $3 per person.
- Coolray Spring Tournament: 2 play-in games on April 11-12, then the top 6 teams advance to Coolray Stadium for finals on April 25. $45 per player, payable on this website.
- May 15-September: Regular season. Play 14 games once per week on week nights (M-THURS) at Salem HS or Newton HS. $239 per player, credit card/cash/check.
- All Star Games: 18+Division and 35+ 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.
- EMBL Coolray Stadium Tournament: Late October. Play two "play-in games" at Salem HS or Newton HS, then 6 teams play in the finals at Coolray Stadium, the Braves AAA stadium in Gwinnett. $540 per team ($45 or less per player)
- End of year banquet: Early November. Golden Corral, Conyers. Trophies, guest speakers, lots of food! $5 per person, children are free
LEAGUE PHONE: 770 788 8077
RAINOUT NUMBER: 770 788 7985