Syracuse Challenger Baseball is the oldest and largest baseball league for adults and children with disabilities in the world. Players from across Central New York have 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 get in on conversations about parenting, schools 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 as they 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.
MATTYDALE FIELD UPDATE: Field 3 has not recovered from recent rains so we are going to try a new field next to the Pavillion. Please walk past the Pavillion and look for your teams. ALSO GRAY vs. Purple - your dugouts on FIELD 6 are...
MATTYDALE: This Tuesday Night we have one change on the Juniors schedule:
Light Blue vs CC Green is on FIELD 9
Orange vs Dark Blue FIELD 2
Yellow vs Red FIELD 3
Gray vs Purple FIELD 6
Little league night! Rain held off until we sat in our seats! Thanks to everyone who showed up!
TONITE - LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT — TO THE LEFT - TO THE LEFT. If you are coming to walk in the parade prior to the Mets game at NBT Stadium tonite meet at 5:30 to the left of the business office entrance to the stadium....
TONITE'S GAMES CANCELLED: All games at all locations are cancelled due to 100% chance of rain between 5-7pm. See you all on Tuesday.
It is so bright we gotta wear shades!!
DEADLINE TONITE - LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT: If you are coming to walk in the parade prior to the Mets game at NBT Stadium this Saturday night (meeting at 5:30) you have until 11pm tonite to submit your player's name. Each player dressed in Challenger uniforms/shirts...
ADULT LEAGUE AT CARRIER PARK - No changes!
JUNIORS FIELD CHANGE:
Green vs. Red and Dark Blue vs. Gray on FIELD 10 at the corner of Westwood Ave and Malden. Please stay away from the outfield which is still muddy.
Yellow vs. Orange - Field 2 in Mattydale
SENIORS FIELD CHANGE METS AND YANKEES: We are heading back to Eastwood because of muddy fields in Mattydale. Same field as last week on the right hand side. Behind Walgreens - Cummings Field for everyone else! See you at 6pm. Anyone want to bring cardboard...
Been hanging out with Jim and Tommy from Mattydale Little League to walk the fields and figure out a schedule. We will be announcing some changes for tonite for JUNIORS and SENIORS. Will send out the text around 2pm. *Please don’t ask in the comments...
Thanks to all the coaches, players, parents and volunteers that made a difficult situation in mattydale work out just fine! It was lovely to see all these colors together! If you took photos post in the comments!!