Here you can find out all the Information about our League/Fees/Games
What is FAN Baseball?
FAN Baseball (formerly called Twitter Baseball) is a pick-up baseball league played most Sundays in the spring and summer. Our season runs from mid-April through just after Labor Day. As weather allows, we also play before and after our season (Spring Training/Workouts).
To learn more about the History of the League, please click the History Button on the Home Page.
Is it softball or baseball?
FAN Baseball is hardball baseball.
Do you use metal/aluminum bats?
No. Our league uses WOOD Bats ONLY.
How much does it cost to play FAN Baseball?
Our fees are as follows: For “regulars” (players who play weekly and are assigned a roster spot) $200/season. For “rookies” and other “non-regulars” it is $25/game. Fees for “rookies” and “non-regulars” are to be given prior to first pitch. We accept Cash, Paypal, and Venmo.
How do I sign up to play FAN Baseball?
On the Homepage there is a SIGN UP link. Click that and fill out the form, at the bottom sumbit it. You will get a conformation that it was sent to us. We will then contact you. Please make sure all the contact information is up to date and correct. We send emails and make phone calls to players who want to play.
**Please Note** The Cutoff Date & Time for that weeks game is FRIDAY 8PM. No signups after that time will be able to play in that week’s game. (Unless needed).
What do I need to bring to a FAN Baseball Game?
Baseball Attire is recommended. Baseball Pants (Or sweatpants is fine, just some leg protection – NO SHORTS PLEASE). Bring your Mitt/Glove. Most teams have some League useable Bats handy, but please feel free to bring your own WOOD bat to use. Any kind of special equipment (shin guards, elbow guards) all welcome at your leisure. Don’t forget to bring your ability to have FUN! Any questions about what to wear or bring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are their FAN Baseball uniforms?
Yes. The BROS wear forest green with white trim, the MONGOS wear royal blue with white trim, the SCHMOOZERS are orange with black trim, and the MINKMEN wear navy blue with gold trim. If you want to try to match whatever team you will be plahing with, always welcome, but not required.
What do I do if I want to become a Regular?
If you are interested in becoming a full time “regular” roster player, in the sign up form on the home page please indicate in there as such. A team manager will reach out to you to work out the details.
How fast is the pitching in FAN Baseball?
The pitching speed can typically vary from anywhere 45 – 75 MPH. Many pitchers have multiple pitches in their arsenal from your typical fastball, curveball, change-up, to a wicked knuckleball. If you can control it, it is welcome.
How many innings will I play if I come to a game?
Our managers do a great job at making sure everyone plays as much as they can. While we only allow 9 players in the field defensively, they are consistently rotated each inning. As well, the line-up for each game is as big as that day’s roster; if there are 12 players on a team, those 12 players are in the line-up #1-#12. You will get time in the field, and the average game usually garners at least 3 plate appearances for each player.
Do you play 7 or 9 inning games?
We currently play 7 inning games due to time constraints with the permit for College Point Field. During the playoffs, we play 9 innings.
Do you play teams from other leagues?
We have rarely played teams in other leagues due to scheduling, but this may be something we branch out to. You can send an invite to email@example.com.
Where do FAN Baseball games happen?
For the 2023 Season, we will play ALL of our games at College Point Field, in Flushing Queens.. (Click on the LOCATIONS button on the homepage for Field Information and Directions).
Are there umpires?
Yes. We have a fantastic umpire organization that gives us 1 umpire per game, and 2 for the playoffs.
How did FAN Baseball start?
FAN Baseball was started when Evan Roberts wanted to get a baseball game together. On his show on WFAN, he asked if there was anyone like him who wants to get a game going. People responded and through Twitter, FAN Baseball was born as “TWITTER BASEBALL.” Thanks to people like Evan, Eli Langer, George Spencer, and so many more, it grew to be what it is today. Some who played Twitter Baseball early on have gone to great achievements as well. James Ward, who was an original “Twitter Baseball” player, once was an Intern at WFAN. He is now a producer at the CBS Sports Network!
Are there any videos or game video?
Yes, we have our own YouTube channel that you can check out here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGfavTGqqdoxV3s2wZXfVdw