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 2020. For info, call (770) 896-6928 How fast are the pitchers? In the 30+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 (BESR) 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 2020

    • Winter Practice Games: Every Sunday afternoon starting January 12th at 12:00 PM. OPEN to public . You must reserve a spot each week to play: register today.
    • 2020 Spring Tournament: The deadline date for team fees for the Spring tournament will be March 13th if paid through PayPal or the league website or the date of the team's first tournament game if paying with cash or check. The fee is $45 per player or $540 for a team (13 players minumum). Please contact Commissioner Willie Rogers at 770-896-6928 to make arrangements for payment.
      Teams will be guaranteed 2 preliminary games which will take place on March 20th and/or 21st. The championship round games will be played on March 22nd. 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. More to come..
    • 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.