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The Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League consists of recruited players who have remaining college eligibility. The CGL is designated as a Premier League by the National Baseball Congress and competes against other top Summer Leagues in the NBC World Series located in Wichita, KS. The CGL is a charter member of the AAABA and has won 10 national championships, including five of the last ten. Entering the 2009 season, more than 50 league alumni have reached the major leagues, including active players Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees), Jon Papelbon (Boston Red Sox) and Manny Burriss (San Francisco Giants), while more than 400 other players have gone on to play in the minor leagues.
National Champions 1947, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001,
National Baseball Congress World Series 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
NABF National Champions 1986, 1995
CLARK GRIFFITH LEAGUE BASEBALL FORMAT FOR 2009
2009 Teams (5):
Carney Pirates, DC Grays, Fairfax
Nationals, Vienna Senators, Southern Maryland Cardinals
League Champion: Determined by best Record during the Regular Season
Scheduling Format: Games run from June 5th through July 31st
2009 All Star Game: July 5th @ Waters Field in Vienna, VA– CGL All Stars vs. Maryland Collegiate League All Stars
2009 Jacobs Cup Tournament: July 28-31
Jacobs Cup Format: Top four finishers in regular season standings qualify for double-elimination tournament.
Reg. Season Awards: Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week. Chosen by the League office.
Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Batting Champion, All-CGL Team
named. Chosen by head coaches. Top Prospects chosen by Baseball America.
Top Prospects chosen by Perfect Game.
Post Season Berths: League Champion earns a bid to the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, KS. AAABA bid in Johnstown, PA is allowed to the highest finishing team or Champion that is age eligible (20 and under) to qualify for that tournament.
CGL Commissioner: Rep.: Tom Davis
CGL Deputy Commissioner: Jay Lambert
2009 Current Major Leaguers that Played in the CGL: Mark Teixiera - 1998, Jon Papelbon - 2000, John Maine - 2000, Cla Meredith - 2002 & 2003, Mike O’Connor -1999, Ryan Speier - 1999, Shawn Camp - 1996 & 1997, Jared Burton - 2000, Joe Saunders – 2000, Manny Burriss – 2003 & 2004, Jeff Baker - 2000, Bob McCrory - 2001, Aaron Laffey - 2003, Bobby Livingston - 2001
2009 Post season Tournament Dates: National Baseball Congress World Series: August 1st-15th, Wichita, KS, (Dumont Stadium)
AAABA National Tournament: Johnstown, PA (Point Stadium)
Eligible Players: To be eligible to play in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League, all players must be enrolled in an accredited NCAA school and have at least one year of remaining college eligibility. The equivalent of a rising college freshman is also eligible to play. Additionally, all players must be amateur as defined by NCAA rules.
History and Heritage
CGL has been in existence for over 60 years; it is one of the oldest and most established amateur summer baseball leagues in the nation.
CGL teams have
won 12 national titles in tournaments sponsored by the All American Amateur
Baseball Association (10) and the National Amateur Baseball Federation
(2). More than 200 former CGL players
What Does CGL Have to Offer?
40 game schedule; plus 2 rounds of league playoffs. League Champion advances to national tournament in Johnstown, PA; League runner-up advances to national tournament in Cincinnati, OH.
League uses wood bats (hitters learn bat control; pitchers learn to hit spots).
Managers and coaches who:
Excellent competition (CGL has great balance; every team is capable of beating every other team.)
Play before professional scouts (professional scouts are in attendance at almost every game).
Play on some of the best fields in the Washington-Baltimore area. This coming season, CGL will play at Hap Shuler Field (George Mason U.), Pfitzner Stadium (home of Prince William Cannons in the Carolina League), and other top fields.
Games handled by experienced college umpires.
Weekly publication of league statistics, including League leaders in major offensive and defensive categories.
"Player of the Week" selection.
Housing and well-paying jobs are provided to players from outside area.
A chance to spend a summer near the Nation's Capital, and to see the sights that make Washington, D.C. one of the premier places in the world to visit, such as...
To be eligible to play in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League, all players must be enrolled in an accredited NCAA school and have at least one year of remaining college eligibility. The equivalent of a rising college freshman is also eligible to play. Additionally, all players must be amateur as defined by NCAA rules.
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