The Baltimore Dodgers is a community-based equal opportunity collegiate summer baseball program that develops the most diverse group of college-eligible baseball players and provides exposure to college coaches for potential scholarships and to Major League Baseball scouts. While emphasizing baseball fundamentals, sportsmanship, and integrity, the Baltimore Dodgers advances the skills of baseball players competing at the highest amateur level. Although we recruit from Division I programs, we also realize this opportunity does not exist for most players that are talented enough to play for top Division I programs, but have chosen to attend community colleges or Division II & III universities. We look to afford these players the same opportunity for exposure. The Baltimore Dodgers is also an organization that offers opportunities for young women and men to obtain experience in a wide variety of sports management functions. Internships include statisticians, information technologists, multi-media specialists, and coaching assistants.
The keys to receiving college baseball scholarships and the opportunity to play Major League Baseball are:
College-eligible players under the age of 23 can achieve ALL of these goals by participating in one of the summer collegiate baseball leagues that is a member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB). The NACSB is sanctioned by Major League Baseball. The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL) is a member of the NACSB and provides a platform for elite college baseball players to compete at the highest level.
In 2015, The Baltimore Dodgers will compete in its 3rd season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The CRCBL is one of the "premier" wood-bat summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. Major League Baseball scouts use these wood-bat collegiate leagues as a proving ground for prospects and as an opportunity to conveniently discover unknown, yet talented players that are not attending a major Division I university. Major colleges and universities also use these leagues to fill their rosters with physically mature and experienced community college prospects and to track the progress of a few highly skilled high school prospects.
To operate efficiently, we enlist sponsorship partners, individual donors and volunteers to create a team of key contributors. Alignment with the vision of the Baltimore Dodgers highlights your company's commitment to growing a stronger community. Whatever your motivation for getting involved, we are committed to working with you to develop the sponsorship relationship that best meets your needs and interests.
Potential corporate sponsors and individual donors may consider supporting player housing, field and equipment costs, game day operations, sponsoring events or making a general donation to the Baltimore Dodgers. Your support and attendance at games will help sustain us through our 3rd season. Individuals who support us as volunteers, both at games and off-the-field, will ensure our success. Also, Baltimore Dodgers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We would be pleased to speak with you regarding any questions you have. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
To make donations, please use this link: Donate Now
Donations can also be mailed to:
Baltimore Dodgers, Inc.
10 Moline Court
Woodstock, MD 21163
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Furthering Our Vision
We also see the Baltimore Dodgers as a future leader in MLB's RBI Urban Youth Academy Program!
"Baseball is a social institution with enormous responsibilities. As the commissioner of baseball, I put a high priority that youngsters of all walks of life would have an opportunity not only to play baseball and softball, but to achieve success in their academic pursuits …" Bud Selig - Commissioner, MLB
In 1989, the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program was launched in Los Angeles to address the lack of opportunities that the commissioner had cited. It was initially funded with the help of the Amateur Athletic Union and implemented with the support of players such as Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry. Major League Baseball took over the operation in 1991.
The Baltimore Dodgers can make this long-term achievement a reality with the engagement of the City of Baltimore, local businesses and communities, and other supporters. This would also further the impact of the Baltimore Dodgers by bringing the highest level of coaching into the community where the growth potential is the greatest and the opportunities for development in sports, education, and sports management are limitless.