Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois

The Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois is a collegiate summer baseball league consisting of ten total teams in Illinois. The league was formed in 1978 and is affiliated within the National Amateur Baseball Federation. The majority of the teams are located in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area.

Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois
SportBaseball
Founded1978
No. of teams10
Countries United States
ContinentNorth America
Most recent
champion(s)
Force Elite Baseball
Official websitehttp://metrocollegebaseball.com

League Notes

The league included the following ten teams for 2018: West Division: Crystal Lake Cardinals, Elgin Bulldogs, Force Elite Baseball, Kane County Phantoms, Wheaton White Sox. East Division: Akadema Athletics, Chicago Mudcats, Illinois Indians, Northern Knights, Windy City Prospects.[1]

The Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois (MCBSI) is nicknamed the "Metro League." The League was originally named the Metro Thoroughbred League of Illinois, before the league name was changed in 1987.[2]

The Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois plays an annual All-Star game against the Chicago Suburban League All-Stars. The 2018 All-Star Game was played at Hoffer Field on Judson University’s campus in Elgin, Illinois.[3]

The league notes that: "College players, home for the summer, can enjoy their families and friends, together with participating in a good competitive league. Official Major League (American League) rules are used with the exception of mandatory use of double ear flap helmets and college safety slide rule. The league has used wood bats since 1992.[2]

2018 Team Team Division
Crystal Lake CardinalsWest Division
Elgin BulldogsWest Division
Force Elite BaseballWest Division
Kane County PhantomsWest Division
Wheaton White SoxWest Division
Akadema AthleticsEast Division
Chicago MudcatsEast Division
Illinois IndiansEast Division
Northern KnightsEast Division
Windy City ProspectsEast Division


Notable alumni

References

  1. "Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois Teams". metrocollegebaseball.com. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. "About the Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois". hometeamsonline.com. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. "Metro. Collegiate Summer Baseball of Illinois Home Page". metrocollegebaseball.com. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
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