Syracuse Challenger Baseball is one of the oldest and largest baseball leagues for adults and children with disabilities. Our fields are like a “Field of Dreams” where everyone, regardless of age or ability has the opportunity to create friendships around the team sport of baseball. Watching a Syracuse Challenger Baseball game is a magical experience where all worries melt away and the joy being part of a team fills the air. New parents find the veterans and start conversations about parenting, uniforms and what they are feeding their kids for dinner. All this happens while laughter and cheering ring out from the fun happening on the fields.
The season runs May through July. For our junior and adult leagues, the teams play for fun. There is no score during the games. Plus strikes, walks and outs are not counted. The game lets every player get to bat and make a hit. When everyone has batted, the next team has a turn at the plate. Parents, coaches, family members, friends are all encouraged to assist with batting, fielding, running and throwing as necessary. The league prides itself on good sportsmanship and cheering every player to do their best. The senior league plays at a higher skill level where players play the field and are ready to chase line drives or even home runs.
The Syracuse Challenger league was started in the 1980’s by parents in Eastwood and because of their commitment and the vision of those that have managed the league since then, the league has grown to become the largest Challenger League in the US with close to 300 children and adults. Syracuse is proud that parents, volunteers and local businesses have continued to support our league and make it a model for other cities around the country.
Senior & Adult Fields = Roby Ave.
Junior Fields = Westwood Ave.
We wanted to spread the word about our friends at David's Refuge. They are taking applications for families who would like to register for a weekend away. A weekend respite includes two nights at a partner bed and breakfast, meals and gifts, all provided free...
I am heartbroken to hear that former C&C Green player Zachie Haggett passed away today. Please keep his family & friends in your prayers today and always ❤️❤️
Our friends Doug and Tammy Lalone from The Gem Diner do so much to support Syracuse Challenger Baseball! Let’s show them the love back and vote for their new restaurant, The Preserve! (The poll doesn’t show up in facebook mobile - you have to copy...
CNYCentral is featuring the 12 "Real Heroes" the Red Cross honored for their life-saving efforts or incredible contributions to Central New York. Three parents of special needs children are being honored for paying it forward by continuing the expansion of the Syracuse Challenger Baseball League....
LOVE LOVE LOVE......
How much do you love these guys?? Anthony from our team sponsor The Gem Diner wanted to say Happy 18th Birthday to Coach Kathy and Ron’s son Ian! This pic wins the day as the best photo on facebook! Agreed?
Challenger Friends! Please go to the charity post on The Marrone Law Firm, P.C. Page and like the Syracuse Challenger Baseball comment! The charity with the most likes on their name by Friday, 12/14 will win $250!!
Our hearts break for the Shafran family today, their beautiful son Finn passed away this morning after a very tough fight against cancer. Many of you may remember Gavin, Finn’s older brother. He was a member of the Friends Purple Junior Division team.
Great lunch with Amanda, Parker and Rowen Beattie at The Gem Diner today! 12 year old Rowen raised over $1400 with his home run challenge this summer! Thank you to Rowen and all of his sponsors for supporting our league! #thegemdiner
Delivering sponsor plaques today. Thank you Adam for being a part of our adult league and sponsoring our players. Adam gives so much back to his community not only supporting our league, but giving jobs to people who are in recovery or coming out of...
The final outs of the 2018 Challenger Baseball Season!
Thanks to the parents who shared their stories on Saturday!