the PICO team folded, and local schools would use the once booming field which now lies at present day Minch Park.
In 2016, nearly 100 years after Mr. Beale's semi pro team recorded their final out, The South Eastern Pennsylvania Travel Baseball Association (SEPTBA) was formed to give youth in the Chester, Lancaster, and Delaware county areas a league to compete in. These teams are primarily made up of the outstanding players from each area's little league programs and those that want to propel their game to the next level. They spend nearly 9 months out of the year training in the winter and playing from April through November. The overall goal is to teach the game the way it was meant to be played. Learning baseball skills is essential, but second only, to building character and sportsmanship. SEPTBA’s motto of “Gentlemen First, Ball Players Second” is so important for player development and teaches players about respect and dignity along with being a good member of the community. The SEPTBA, now heading into its 5th season, has grown from 11 teams to 43 teams and growing, encompassing three counties and two states.. We currently serve players ages 8-13 and have over 530 players league wide.
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