BASEBALL NSW
STATE LEAGUE

History of NSW Baseball League

In 1885, NSW Baseball Association was formed in Sydney. Harry Simpson made baseball clubs in Adelaide, Broken Hill and Melbourne. Games for baseball competition NSW were further on played in these clubs.

Harry Simpson also advanced to New Zealand to popularise baseball. However, after his sudden demise in September 1981, the propagation was handed over to a New Zealander, Tony Chuck. Simpson had successfully set up the NSW Baseball League before his death.more

About Baseball NSW State League

Baseball NSW governs the activities of baseball within New South Wales. It is situated at Rooty Hill in Greater Western Sydney with their foundation at Blacktown Olympic Park. The body is further governed by the Australian Baseball Federation.

The NSW State League was previously known as the New South Wales Major League. It has the highest amateur level of play for the sport of baseball in New South Wales. The league consists of nine clubs predominantly from Sydney with one club from the Central Coast. These clubs play against each other starting from September to March every year. For each of the ten seasons, only four teams participate. Baseball competition NSW follows the Australian Baseball Rules.

Below are the nine clubs of Baseball NSW State League:

  • BaulKham Hills
  • Blacktown
  • Canterbury Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Cronulla Sutherland
  • Macarthur
  • Manly Warringah
  • Penrith
  • Ryde

Baseball Competition NSW

Baseball NSW selects the team for NSW Patriots. This team participates in the Claxton Shield, a national baseball competition held every year. Other participating teams come from five mainland states of Australia. The body also governs all baseball activities of the state and operates the NSW Major League, recognised as the highest level of competition in the state. The Major League is the reservoir for emerging talent since most Australian-based players selected for the NSW Patriots are from this league.

NSW is a professional baseball organisation and one of the oldest in Australia. There are only accredited coaches to guide the players of NSW baseball league.