Glory Days Return This Summer
For some of us the glory days are but a distant memory but not for a group of men who this summer will once again try and prove that that memories can still be made even if you’re not in the prime of your baseball career.
The Glory Days Baseball League returns to Clune Park in Forked River for a third season and is open to men ages 23-50 who are looking to have fun and play competitive baseball at the same time. The league is made up of four teams of players who are mainly from Lacey Township although there are several from other areas. Using wood bats (like in the Glory Days) they play games on Wednesday nights from July through late October.
One of the unique features of the league is they use a draft to select players and teams are a true mix of ages and talent level featuring many former high school and college players. Those not sure if they have the talent to return to the game can come to workouts and see if they can compete. This year the league joined the Men’s Senior Baseball League which will allow them to put together a tournament team for the first time.
Another unique aspect is each year the league chooses uniforms from different eras of Major League Baseball but this year they are looking to create uniforms to highlight a shore theme was part of the ongoing Restore the Shore effort. Among the team names being considered are the Jet Stars, Bay Sox, Sightseers and Boardwalk Bums.
The cost to play is $250 per player and signups will take place on May 22nd and May 29th from 8-9pm at the Applebee’s on Route 9 in Forked River. You can also visit their website at: leaguelineup.com/glorydaysbaseball