Rockingham County Baseball League

The Rockingham County Baseball League is a summer baseball league in Rockingham County, Virginia. The RCBL is the second oldest continuous baseball league in the country - trailing only major league baseball. It was founded in 1924, and has included teams from across Rockingham County and up and down the Shenandoah Valley. It currently has 8 teams. The league consist of two divisions, East and West. The league has a 28-game regular season schedule. The first round of the playoffs is the best out of three games, the second round is best out of five games, and the third and final round is best out of seven games.

Rockingham County Baseball League
SportBaseball
Founded1924
No. of teams8
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Bridgewater Reds
Official websitercblonline.com

Teams

East

  • Elkton Blue Sox - Stonewall Memorial Park
  • Grottoes Cardinals - Shifflett Field
  • New Market Shockers – Rebel Park
  • Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks – The Diamond Club

West

Championships

  • Clover Hill – 17
  • Bridgewater – 16
  • Linville – 11
  • Grottoes – 9
  • Stuarts Draft - 4
  • Mt. Crawford – 4
  • Dayton – 3
  • Broadway – 2
  • Harriston – 2
  • Elkton – 2
  • Keezletown – 2
  • Ottobine – 2
  • Spring Creek – 2
  • Harrisonburg – 1
  • Twin County – 1
  • Waynesboro – 1
  • Weyers Cave - 1
  • Fishersville – 1
  • Briery Branch- 1
  • Montezuma – 1

Former teams

  • Linville Patriots
  • Fishersville Rangers
  • Fishersville Cardinals
  • Briery Branch Braves
  • Twin County Twins
  • Harrisonburg Chic's
  • Luray Cavemen
  • Luray Colonials
  • Shenandoah Indians
  • Spring Creek
  • Ottobine

Famous alumni

RCBL Champions

YearRCBL Champion
1924Broadway
1925Weyers Cave
1926Spring Creek
1927Bridgewater
1928Spring Creek
1929Dayton
1930Dayton
1931Waynesboro
1932Harrisonburg
1933No League
1934No League
1935No League
1936No League
1937No League
1938Broadway
1939Elkton
1940Linvile
1941Keezletown
1942World War II
1943World War II
1944World War II
1945World War II
1946Mt. Crawford
1947Mt. Crawford
1948Mt. Crawford
1949Mt. Crawford
1950Ottobine
1951Ottobine
1952Bridgewater
1953Grottoes
1954Dayton
1955Clover Hill
1956Grottoes
1957Grottoes
1958Grottoes
1959Linville
1960Linville
1961Linville
1962Bridgewater
1963Clover Hill
1964Keezletown
1965Harriston
1966Grottoes
1967Harriston
1968Briery Branch
1969Grottoes
1970Harriston
1971Grottoes
1972Twin County
1973Linville
1974Linville
1975Clover Hill
1976Clover Hill
1977Bridgewater
1978Bridgewater
1979Linville
1980Linville
1981Linville
1982Clover Hill
1983Grottoes
1984Bridgewater
1985Clover Hill
1986Linville
1987Clover Hill
1988Bridgewater
1989Bridgewater
1990Bridgewater
1991Bridgewater
1992Bridgewater
1993Bridgewater
1994Bridgewater
1995Bridgewater
1996Grottoes
1997Clover Hill
1998Briery Branch
1999Bridgewater
2000Linville
2001Fishersville
2002Elkton
2003Clover Hill
2004Clover Hill
2005Clover Hill
2006Montezuma
2007Clover Hill
2008Clover Hill
2009Clover Hill
2010Clover Hill
2011Clover Hill
2012 Stuarts Draft
2013 Stuarts Draft
2014 Stuarts Draft
2015 Clover Hill
2016 Stuarts Draft
2017 Bridgewater
2018 Bridgewater
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