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Posted on: December 28, 2017

South Orange/Maplewood Baseball and Softball Registration begins January 1st

Cameron scoreboard with player

While winter has just begun, planning is underway for spring baseball and softball. Registration begins in January for all children planning to participate.


South Orange Maplewood Baseball is operated under the banner of the national Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth organization and is open to South Orange and Maplewood residents, ages 5-15 (as of April 30th).  The program begins with T-Ball for 5 and 6 year old children, Rookie League (coaches pitch) for 7 and 8 year olds and then the Minor, Majors 60, Majors 70 and Babe Ruth Leagues.

In person registration for SOM Baseball will take place January 20-21 and February 3-4, 1:00-4:00 pm at THE BAIRD, 5 Mead Street, South Orange. All first time registrants to the South Orange-Maplewood Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball program must register in person at one of the listed registration sessions and bring a copy of their birth certificate. Returning players have the option of online registration through February 4th at  All children wishing to participate in spring baseball must register by February 4th. There is no guarantee of team placement for those who do not register by this date.

For complete details about South Orange-Maplewood Baseball, logon to the league website at

South Orange Maplewood Baseball is administered by the South Orange Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 973-378-7754, ext. 2 or email


The Maplewood-South Orange recreational softball program is open to all Maplewood and South Orange girls from kindergarten through 8th grade. 

In person registration for MSO Softball will take place January 20 -21- and February 3-4, 1:00-4:00 pm at The Baird in South Orange. Interested softball players are strongly encouraged to register in person.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions. Registration is also available online at and at the Maplewood Recreation Department, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood.  

Please check the MSO Softball web site for up to date information at

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