BIG League Baseball/ Softball Programs
BIG League Sports
Junior Pirates/ Rookie Ball (boys and girls ages 4 - 8)

Send your child to this instructional baseball program offered at 25 sites throughout the City. Children move through stations for hitting, throwing, fielding and base running. All Junior Pirates participants are honored on a special Junior Pirates Day at PNC Park, courtesy of Pirates Charities. Hats and shirts are provided by individual Pirates players. Season runs 8 to 12 weeks.  Registration takes place in March.

Mayor’s Cup Pony League Baseball (boys ages 13 - 14) *

More than 20 teams from throughout the City of Pittsburgh participate in this very competitive league, with the championship game played at PNC Park.

Mayor’s Cup Colt League Baseball (boys ages 15 - 16) *

This league, introduced in 1996, is an excellent example of a successful program that encourages youth to remain active on ballfields during the summer. This championship game is also held at PNC Park.

Mayor’s Cup Super Colt League Baseball (boys ages 16 - 18) *

This wooden bat only league was introduced in 2000. These teams also compete for an opportunity to play the championship game at PNC Park.

Mayor's Cup Girls Softball Leagues (various age groups offered) *

This initiative, introduced in 1998, provides girls with an opportunity to hone their skills and compete against others. Make it to the championship game and, like the boys, you’ll play ball at PNC Park!

* Seasons run May through July. BIG League takes team registrations only in late winter/early spring. For individual sign ups, contact your local athletic association in January/February. Call BIG League at 412-488-8585 for information regarding local associations.


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