La Grange Babe Ruth is a charter member of the national Babe Ruth League, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization, named after one of the greatest baseball players of all-time - George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Established over 60 years ago, it has blossomed with over 60,000 teams nationally.
La Grange Babe Ruth provides professionally groomed, MLB regulation size fields for 12 -19-year-old players. LGBR is in the Illinois District 3 which serves the residents of the following municipalities: La Grange, La Grange Park, Lagrange Highlands, Hinsdale, Countryside, Western Springs, Willow Springs, Hodgkins, Burr Ridge, Indian Head Park, and Justice.
We provide uniforms consisting of hats, jerseys, belts, and socks (jerseys and belts to be returned at the end of the season), IHSA certified umpires for each game, lights for night games, and practice facilities including mechanized batting cages.
We have 2 divisions; 12-15 Juniors and 16-19 Seniors. To see a complete chart of age groups based on league-age birthday, click here. Our season runs from April through early July and consists of approximately 16 to 18 regular season games followed by divisional playoffs and concluded with a national Babe Ruth League all-star tournament and World Series.
Our league motto is "Where everyone plays" which means our games have continuous batting orders and every player must play a minimum of 3 innings. Our objective is to provide a healthy, competitive family experience and a place for people to meet and enjoy a summer of America's pastime.