Joe Beaumont, a long time (16 years) manager/coach for OPRF Pony Baseball, passed away recently at the age of 53. He coached in both the Knight and Cunningham divisions (10 years for Ronbo's - 1998-2008) and for 3 tournament teams. He always stressed teamwork and having "fun" with his players and is remembered for the smiles and good humor he consistently displayed. He also coached soccer in the area for many years. Joe loved sports and left us too soon. Joe will be missed and is remembered fondly by the coaches and league volunteers who knew him.
The parks are open so it's time to play ball. Check the schedules. Come on out and enjoy the snacks at the concession stand and watch your favorite players.
The Park District of Oak Park has asked us to share the attached information with all of our participants. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the information it contains.
The 2014 evaluation schedule has been anounced. Check the schedule for your session.
If you missed one of the live registration events, there's still time to register. Fill out the registration form online; download, print and sign it; bring the form, birth certificate, and fee payment to one of the next league events. The league events are listed in the events section.
The 2014 season is almost upon us. Registration is available online now and the in-person events have been scheduled. The fee will remain the same ($165) as last year.
Information is forthcoming regarding a winter workout schedule. So please check back for information.
This past Sunday, September 29, 2013, members of the 1960 Pony World Series Team along with members of the 1961 World Series Team gathered together to remember their manager, Warren Cooney and dedicate a placque in his honor. The placque will eventually be permanently installed at Lindberg Park near the West diamond.
Often we are asked a number of questions regarding the OPRF Pony Baseball experience. The newest entry in our FAQ section concerns a popular question regarding how the Oak Park and River Forest Pony Baseball program compares to a fulltime travel program.
In 1960, the OPRF Pony national team went all the way. They won it all and they were the only team in the history of the local organization to do so. In 2010, on their 50th anniversary, the Pony national organization paid them tribute. Now it's time for the local community to follow suit.
On September 29 - 3:00 pm, there will be a dedication ceremony to hang a commemorative plaque at the concession stand at Lindberg Park. In attendance will be players of the World Series team, current league players, coaches and league administrators. All are welcome.
Patrick Daly receives the win for OPRF 14u in their 5-3 win over Ottawa on Thursday evening.
OPRF 14u will play Eastern Illinois tonight (Friday, July 26) at 7:15 in the last winner's bracket game before the championship.